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On 9 October 2018 in Indonesia, Ence, 6, is receiving psychosocial services, after the recent tsunami which destroyed her home. Social workers, who received training from UNICEF and the government on mentoring children in disaster and emergency situations, hope the siblings will return to their homes and schools.

Pada 9 Oktober 2018 di Indonesia, Yudah, 11, dan Ence, 6, menerima layanan psikososial, setelah tsunami baru-baru ini yang menghancurkan rumah saudara kandung. Pekerja sosial, yang menerima pelatihan dari UNICEF dan pemerintah untuk membimbing anak-anak dalam situasi bencana dan darurat, berharap saudara kandung akan kembali ke rumah dan sekolah mereka.

On 28 September 2018 in Indonesia, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and was followed by a tsunami with waves up to 6m high. UNICEF says the situation for tens of thousands of children will remain extremely precarious in the days ahead. Children in Palu, Donggala and other affected sites in Sulawesi need urgent help to recover. Many have lost their loved ones, homes and neighbourhoods. UNICEF and a team of social workers from the Ministry of Social Affairs have started the process of identifying separated and unaccompanied children. There are no official figures, but initial reports indicate a high number of separated children. Twelve posts have been set up in the affected area to identify children who may have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. These locations are also being used as safe spaces for children to play and recover. Messages on identification and referral of unaccompanied and separated children have been circulated via digital channels, and signposting at displacement sites is underway. UNICEF is helping the Ministry of Social Affairs to implement the Primero database, the only system available in the country that supports tracing and family reunification. UNICEF has been developing this in coordination with the Indonesian authorities