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?
The island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, was hit by a massive series of earthquakes and a tsunami on September 28, 2018. With access to the affected areas difficult and communications down, the full scale of this tragedy is not yet known.
ActionAid is responding immediately. Your donation makes locally-led search-and-rescue operations possible, and meets the community's most urgent needs, including medical attention, food, clothes, water, electricity, and temporary shelter. With your support, we will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate needs for longer-term response and rebuilding.
Like so many emergencies, the intersection of this natural disaster and systemic injustice is clear. That's why ActionAid works on locally-led development and human rights programs in Indonesia 365 days a year. 98% of ActionAid staff are from the country in which they work, leading to truly responsible and lasting change.