Order of St Lazarus – Asia Disaster Relief
2005 – 2006
Following the disastrous Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, hundreds of thousands of people from the west coast of the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa lost their lives.
Within hours of the disaster, the Grand Masters of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem put into motion the Asia Disaster Relief Programme, focusing on the distribution of rice other basic foods, the construction of up to 100 fishing boats as well as reconstruction and repair of 30 schools and the building of Lazarus Module Homes.
This project has focused its efforts on the island of Nias – located off the east coast of Sumatra.