Greyshirt stories: A sherpa’s tale

A landslip from the Anak Krakatau volcano eruption on 22 December sent huge waves surging into the Sunda Strait without warning, killing at least 437 people and wrecking communities on the coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.

As most of the UK prepared for Christmas with loved ones, a five person response team began packing kit bags and emergency equipment. Flying out on Christmas Day, the team was soon on the ground with in-country partner ACT.

One of our Greyshirts, Lizzie, had quite an unusual journey – it involved 25,000 kilometres of air travel, 100kg of excess baggage and “many many” in-flight movies.

Read Lizzie’s blog post here:

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