Torrential rains caused flash flooding on the evening of Saturday, March 16th, 2019, in the town of Sentani. Sentani is situated near the provincial capital of Jayapura in the Indonesian province of Papua. At least 90 people were killed and many injured, with many more now homeless.
On September 28th, 2018, a terrible earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, set off a humanitarian disaster on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The epicenter was located not far from the capital city of Palu. Miraculously none of the Helimission employees, who are situated right in the center of the affected area, were injured. Our hangar, helicopter and all our employees’ houses were not seriously damaged, even though countless cracks in the buildings provide a constant reminder of the quake.
Following a devastating tsunami and earthquake on the island of Sulawesi, there have been hundrets of people killed and thousands lost everything they had. Together with MAF and Ethnos 360 Aviation, Helimission could bring medical supplies, food, clean water, doctors and medical staff to various areas.
We provided aid! In 1988 following severe flooding in Sudan, the Nile overflowed its banks flooding lots of farmland, whole villages, streets and railway lines. The ships on the Nile were washed up on shore. Nearly two million people lost their belongings, homes and food.
In the last 20 years we have provided helicopter assistance for disaster relief, on average, once a year. To optimize the aid we provide, we work together with other relief organizations.
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