On Sunday 25 September 2005, HRH Princess Anne visited the Indonesian province of Aceh which bore the brunt of the tsunami. The Princess Royal was taken on a tour to see the impact of the relief operation currently underway in the region.
The Princess Royal visited several projects carried out by Islamic Relief and Save the Children. At Islamic Relief's Peulanggahan Clinic in Banda Aceh, the Princess Royal was welcomed by Mr. Haroun Atallah, general manager of Islamic Relief Worldwide, and Mr. Khaled Khalifa, head of mission in Indonesia.
During the Princess's visit, Mr. Khalifa described the vital role of the clinic in serving survivors of the disaster. He also spoke about Islamic Relief's other projects in the region.
IR's health clinics
The Princess visited several of Islamic Relief's projects
The Peulanggahan Clinic is one of four clinics that Islamic Relief has
completed in Aceh, another four clinics and a community health centre
are currently being rebuilt.
Islamic Relief has also rehabilitated the Permata Hati Hospital in
Banda Aceh, including its maternal health department, paediatrics wards
IR in Indonesia
More than 100,000 people in Indonesia were killed by the tsunami, and around 400,000 people lost their homes.
Islamic Relief is rebuilding houses, schools and healthcare centres,
helping people restart their businesses, and improving access to clean
water. Islamic Relief has also set up training courses in carpentry and
is helping rickshaw drivers buy new rickshaws to allow them to start