What is the issue?
At 5:54 in the morning local time an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java on 27 May 2006.
Who is affected?
The earthquake caused widespread destruction, particularly for people living in remote villages to the south of Yogyakarta and around Bantul. More than 5,700 were killed and at least 200,000 homes were destroyed.
What are we doing?
Within 24 hours, World Vision's relief teams were deployed to the disaster zone to assess the situation and began delivering emergency aid to survivors of the quake.
World Vision is now distributing essential items including blankets, temporary shelter equipment and clothing to provide immediate aid to thousands of affected children and families in the worst-affected Bantul district. Medical supplies have also been dispatched to assist the wounded and support overwhelmed local hospitals.
An assessment team of doctors, engineers and aid workers is continuing to assess the needs and coordinate World Vision's response with the Indonesian government and other aid agencies.