Emergency Activities Report
BaliSOS organized about 25 volunteers on October 16,
2002 in order to make a survey regarding
all injured bomb victims in all hospitals in Denpasar.
These volunteers interviewed the victims where possible, relatives of
victims, medical staff and hospital administration in order to find out
if there are any medical or social needs and to assure optimum care taking
for all victims.
BaliSOS networked the results of this survey to local NGO's.
BaliSOS volunteers temporarily coordinated
all food, & beverages and sanitary supplies for Sanglah Hospital
and purchased and supplied requirements not covered by direct donations
or hospital administration.
BaliSOS did this from October 17 untill October 21, 2002.
We delievered up to 1500 meals per day for 400
- 500 people.
These supplies were delivered to hospitalized victims of the terrorist
bombing, their visiting families and volunteers working in the crisis
center, the morgue and other areas of Sanglah Hospital.
During this period there were only 5-10 victims hospitalized in other
hospitals in Denpasar, outside of Sanglah hospital.
BaliSOS monitored the well being of these victims too and informed other
help organizations and doctors and let them know were help was needed.
The requests came from the Indonesian Crisis Center (Posko 3) and from
the International Crisis Center in Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar.
All details of this operation are listed in our
Report October 2002
BaliSOS received donations from six different donors during this period.
BaliSOS volunteers took
care of the families of killed and identified bomb victims
who were invited to join the Purification
Ceremony at the bombing site (ground zero) in Kuta on November 15,
In cooperation with the Government of Indonesia and
the local Government of Bali, we helped organizing accommodation and catering
for these very special guests of Indonesia and Bali.
On November 20 2002, BaliSOS organized
a private family meeting with international and indonesian relatives of
bomb victims in Sanur Beach Hotel. About
150 people attended this gathering.
This was made possible with the generous help of many volunteers, Sanur
Beach Hotel management and sponsored by Bali
By request of BaliSOS, BaliTV corporation
immediately created a special VCD with footage
of the purification ceremony.
This CD was copied and given to the relatives of bomb victims as we were
able to contact them.
More copies of this VCD may be available from the Indonesian Ministry
of Culture and Tourism or from BaliSOS.
Since October 14, BaliSOS has continously been contacted
directly by victims and relatives or friends of victims.
We reply to their requests, help with information and network them with
authorities, help organisations or volunteers where neccessary.
On case by case bases we frequently check on the well being of people
in need and crosscheck if the networking was successfull and people are
being looked after.
On April 3, 2003 BaliSOS began to focus on SARS related
Details of our activities will be found on the SARS related
directory and will later be compiled here.
We have no intentions to establish BaliSOS as a field
help organization that seeks donations, but will continue with direct
emergency responses and provide direct and immediate help if we can't
allocate other service organizations to solve a problem responsibly.
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Where funds are required for problem solving, we try to get financial
backup from established help organizations like Bali
Hati Foundation, Bali International Women Association (BIWA)
A Victim, who did provide immediate and direct financial support
Report October 2002
Since BaliSOS did not receive any financial support other than for providing
supplies to Sanglah Hospital from October 16 2002 - Oct. 22 2002, therefore
we did not have an urge to provide and publish the financial reports from
November 2002 onwards.
We shall do that sometime, and at least if we ever receive any donations
or other material support again.
We did spent money on behalf of BaliSOS after October 2002 though and
estimate the cost for communications alone being between US$ equiv. 500
As BaliSOS started to become very much engaged in SARS Prevention
activities on April 3, 2003, we do need direct financial and material
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The only donation received after October 2002 came from Bali International
Women Association (BIWA) in April
BIWA donated 200 face masks N95 and 1000 surgical gloves, total value
approx. 1.200 USD.
BaliSOS distributed most of the gloves to airport workers. The face masks
are still on stock for emergency needs.
Thank You BIWA!
for BaliSOS Group
BaliSOS Group is not a registered organisation.
We are here to stay and we will continue to be available for all kinds
of emergency responses.
BaliSOS is self sponsored and does not want any direct financial support!
Please contact our office if you like to contribute
to our work!
Now, 12 months after the bombs, we have edefined our structure and our
BaliSOS will continue to assist with:
- Emergency Responses to any kind of public emergency.
- Communication & Networking between international & indonesian
Donor Organisations & Bali based Help & Service Organisations.
- Supplying detailed information about Donor Organisations and Help
& Service Organisations working on the ground.
- Coordination of volunteers in public emergency situations.
- Implementation of a coordinated
Bali Emergency Ambulance Service
with a single phone number (details here)
We will post updates and more information as we receive them here on
the ground in Bali.
BaliSOS assists with information and networking.
We network all requests with locally available helpers and funds we know
of, as best and as fast as we can.
BaliSOS is tracing networked requests and whenever neccessary we work
on solving the problems directly and on our own with the help of authorities,
donors and volunteers.
We shall publish the names of donors, of our volunteers and the financial
reports here as soon as we find the time to do this.
Please let us have any available information about:
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- emergency help requests
- help organisations who want to publish information
- information about about funds available
We try to initialize:
Living here on the Island of the Gods, inspite of the bombings, most
of us do believe in miracles and wonder:
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We hope that the people of Bali, as they are deeply rooted in Adat Bali
and the system of the banjar,
where all people are bound to help each other and live together, relying
on each other trustfully,
will find together for a new kind of SARENG SAMI and begin something new:
A Banjar Bali (Bali
Village Association) or Koperasi
Bali Mertulung Sareng Sami in balinese language, which could
coordinate with all the many individuals, groups and professional organisations
who dedicate themselves to help solving the current crisis here and the
many problems Bali will face if they tourists don't come back soon and
our island begins to starve.
Such a joint foundation could help coordination between foreign help organisations
and banjars, receive and distribute incoming donations reliably and transparent
to other organisations here or directly to those in need, and try to find
solutions for a better Bali where our children have a future and visitors
from all over the world feel home and safe.
Please contact BanjarBali@BaliSOS.com
if you want to help plant this tree!
of BaliSOS Group
This site has been created by volunteers on October 14, 2002 and published
initially in cooperation with the volunteer group at Sanglah Hospital
Crisis Center in Denpasar, Bali and other people from Bali and all over
BaliSOS has since then disseminated information for relatives and friends
of victims, volunteers and organizations engaged with Bali Relief Efforts.
BaliSOS responsibly solved emergency & crisis situations whenever
we did not quickly find others to take reliably & immediate responsibility
to solve the problems.
To date BaliSOS is self sponsored and does not want any direct financial
support for BaliSOS operating cost.
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Volunteers, core Team and Supporters
The BaliSOS Website has been initialized by Ian
White, who worked as a volunteer at Sanglah hospital since
October 13, 2002, put us on the job and continues to contribute as a volunteer
with various Relief Efforts.
The initial Site Design was contributed by Mel
Brendon. We are sorry for continously messing up Mels original
During the first days of the crisis all editing and redesign was accomplished
Possner and Mel
Many people around the globe helped and continue to help translating this
We shall publish their names later.
Website and the volunteer activities are coordinated by
who is better known as Made
Sambu to most of his Balinese friends.
Made Adiasih left our office crew in January and went to
Australia, the permanent team at the office location consists of I
Made Suastika, Ni Putu Asri Mindariani,
Leny Maryulis, Susi
Necklin and I
Financial needs to cover BaliSOS operative cost and cost of living for
our office crew are sponsored by Sang
Ayu Made Karnasih and her Internet Service company
cv. Candi Internet.
Special thanks for the many volunteers whose names are not
here yet. We shall not forget your help!
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You for helping
Many other volunteers supported BaliSOS activities and continue to support.
They are too many to just start reporting there activities right away.
We shall try to get there names together as soon as possible.
We thank all of them for supporting Bali Relief efforts through BaliSOS.
All these volunteers worked tireless and without any financial compensation.
BaliSOS work was not possible without the help of many local organizations
and the people who define them.
Special thanks here to Frank Olcvary,
I Wayan Kejit and Dini
Major Bruno Hasenpusch, Military Attaché of the Embassy
of Germany in Jakarta,
Graeme Stevens whois is
coordinating the database for Bali Recovery Group,
Petra Schneider from Yayasan
April of Bali,
Frances Tse from Casa Luna Relief Funds,
Agnes E.R. Christiansen, the Norwegian students Catrine
Hole, Frank Gjerde, Ola
Frisk, Asbjörn Ystanes
and others, the Embassy of Norway,
Veronica Barret from Africadabra,
Steve Martin Clark from PT KingTrading
for donating his Domain Name BaliSOS.com,
David & Moira & Norman from Adopt
A Victim; Bali Crisis
Eric Kaler from Rotary Club Nusa Dua,
Mario Iolio and friends from Teras & Zanzibar
Restaurants in Seminyak,
Susan Zöllner from
Jonathan from the World Buddhist
Novi from CozmicZone,
Ima from PT. Telkom,
Peter Steenbergen and
Ibu Made from Made's
Ibu Asih from Café Luna
Ibu Lala, Oya,
Adi Ariah Putri and all other members of Yayasan Ibu Peduli.
Special thanks to the Government of Indonesia for unprecedented cooperation
and unbuerocratic assistance.
Our special thanks for his Excellency Gde Artika,
Minister of Culture and Tourism,
Bp. Nunus Supardi, Sec. Gen. of
the Minister of Culture and Tourism and Bp. Surya
Matur Suksma and greetings as well to the local Government of Bali for
unprecedented cooperation and unbuerocratic assistance.
We especially thank Bp. Oka Diputhra
and Bp. Ida Bagus Panjaja, director
of Social Department,
Bp. Ngurah Gde Oka from the Governor's
Bureau of Information,
Bp. Made Sutha from the Governor's
Bureau of Organization,
Bp. Gunawan Wicaksono and Bp. Gede
Pitana, Director of Bali Tourism Authority,
Bp. Dede and Bp. Yudi
from Bali Tourism Board,
Bp. Made Sujana, Director of Bali
Bp. Molin, Director of Bali Provincial
Bp. Made Sudra, Lurah (Mayor) of
Last not least: Matur Suksma Bp. A.A. Agung
Gde Rai for helping when your help was needed!