On Friday 28th September 2018 a tsunami, triggered by a 7.5 earthquake, hit Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Latest reports indicate that more than 1,400 people have been confirmed dead, and these numbers are sadly expected to increase when new information becomes available, as some areas are still inaccessible.
2,549 people have been injured, 113 are still missing, 152 are still buried under debris, and approximately 71,000 are internally displaced.
Strong aftershocks have continue to blight the area, so far 219 aftershocks have been recorded. This resulted in the destruction of almost 66,000 homes.
It is estimated that over 750,000 people are exposed to the effects of the earthquake.
Families have lost everything, power and communications lines remain down. Rescue efforts have begun though access is a major challenge.
For families whose loved ones are missing, the real magnitude of the disaster is yet to be known.
Islamic Relief on the ground
We’ve been working in Indonesia since 2000 providing critical aid to communities in need.
Following the tsunami, we’ll be focusing on providing emergency lifesaving aid which can include food, medical assistance and blankets.
As communities have been torn apart, your donations will enable us to provide critical relief in this time of crisis.
Islamic Relief is calling for urgent support for its emergency response to the deepening crisis. Please donate to our Indonesia Tsunami Appeal today.
Your donation could help save lives.