Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief: What's Happening and How to Help
More than 800 people died and hundreds more were injured after the tsunami hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. Rescue operations are still underway, and tragically, the death toll is expected to rise.
The projects below, as part of GlobalGiving’s Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help people impacted by the disasters.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
On September 28, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia created a 15-foot tsunami, killing more than 2,000 people and displacing more than 130,000 from their homes. After having provided emergency relief in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, this fund is now supporting long-term recovery assistance to survivors. All donations to this fund will exclusively support disaster relief and recovery efforts in Indonesia.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28, triggering a tsunami that slammed into Palu-the capital of Central Sulawesi province. On December 22, an unexpected and powerful tsunami resulted in damage on both sides of the Sunda Strait, which runs between the islands of Java and Sumatra. International Medical Corps is working with local partners to reach those most affected by these two disasters striking the country just three months apart.
On Friday, September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia, followed by a tsunami with waves of up to 6 meters. There are an estimated 1.5 million people affected, over 78,000 people displaced and 2,100 people dead. ActionAid is coordinating area-wide response with a number of community-based organizations for immediate deployment of medics, mountain climbers, trauma counselors, and other first responders to provide urgently needed care to survivors. Will you help?
On 28 September 2018, Palu was hit by what BBC described as a 'worst case' scenario, combining a large earthquake with a 7.4 magnitude, followed by a tsunami, major liquefaction and landslides that devastated the regions of Palu, Donggala and Sigi, resulting in total destruction of most buildings in the area. This project aims to establish two emergency posts providing assistance to victims in the form of nutritious foods, clean water, health equipment, medicine and basic shelter.
After a devastating earthquake and resultant tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, we've received reports of 62,659 people displaced, 66,926 houses damaged and 67,335 families affected. They're horrifying statistics and we're working with our partners to bring particular focus to returning children to school and families to normalcy.
More than 1,300 people have died following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Indonesia. Hundreds are injured, and some 65,000 homes have been damaged but the full extent of the destruction remains to be seen. Survivors are in urgent need. Your emergency gift today can provide: clean drinking water, emergency family shelters, sleeping mats, blankets, solar lights, and emergency hygiene kits.