23 Dec -
16 Jan 2019
On 22 December 2018 a landslip from the Anak Krakatau volcano eruption sent waves up to five metres high surging into the Sunda Strait without warning, killing at least 437 people and wrecking hundreds of communities on the coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra, Indonesia. Some 14,000 people were injured.
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 for Humanity, conducting Needs Assessments, Drone Operations, delivering emergency lighting and carrying out Water Purification tasks.