Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

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7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia

Last Update:2018/10/01
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A shallow earthquake of 7.5 magnitude hit Central Sulawesi province on 29 September , triggering a deadly tsunami and more than a hundred aftershocks. Over 2 million people have been affected, including more than 1,200 deaths, over 500 injuries, and many missing.

Many people are thought to be trapped by debris, as numerous houses have collapsed and roads are destroyed. Electricity and communication networks are cut off in Palu and Donggala, the worst-hit area. The aid response is being hampered by the devastation that has damaged airport infrastructure. Local authorities expect casualties to continue rising in the coming days.

Emotionally scarred children and families who have lost their homes and loved ones overnight urgently need shelters, food and clean water to meet their physical and psychological needs.

World Vision is distributing emergency relief items including food, tarpaulins, blankets and shelter kits to the affected households, and plans to launch hygiene, nutrition and child protection programme to support those in need.

Children and families urgently need your help. Please act now!


A deadly tsunami hit Palu after a massive earthquake, leaving mangled buildings along the coast.


Quake-stricken children and families who have lost their homes urgently need shelters, food and clean water.


World Vision provides feeding and child protection activities to affected young children at its Palu office.


World Vision provided emergency relief to people affected by the Lombok earthquake in August, which caused over 400 deaths.