As we are all aware, Bali’s Mount Agung volcano has been in a state intermittent eruption since late last year. This means that many people living close to the summit have left their homes, farms and livestock as a safety precaution to wait in fearful anticipation. Whilst the mountain rumbles indecisively, these misplaced villagers are currently residing in tent-towns, make-shift shelters and communal halls in surrounding areas from Klungkung to North Bali.
Yayasan Pasebaya Agung, a charity foundation based in Karangasem, has provided food and shelter for more than 100 Mount Agung evacuees, including a number of young children. Although these families are coping with the loss of valuable farmland, animals and income, they are all safe and in good health. To help alleviate the burden of caring for this large group, Alaya Resort Ubud recently made a delivery of tarps, masks, clothes, folding mattress, groceries, sanitary supplies, notebooks, food and other essential items on Friday, 20th July 20018. This humanitarian action is part of Alaya Hotels & Resorts commitment to support those in need in the context of Alaya Cares.