Indonesia Emergency

More than 1,400 people have been confirmed dead, and many more are missing after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck central Sulawesi, Indonesia last Friday.

Waves up to 6 meters high hammered the coastline, and aftershocks continue to strike the island.

The situation on the ground is dire. There are still people trapped beneath the rubble and entire villages are missing, presumed buried under concrete, mud, or washed out to sea.

Many areas across northern Indonesia remain completely cut off, and food and water supplies are running low.

The sheer scale of this disaster is overwhelming, and still growing. More than 70,000 have been displaced, and over 1.5 million people have been affected.

Our partner on the ground is already doing everything possible to help people stay safe, assess the damage, and respond to those in urgent need.

We know that in an emergency like this, a quick response can save lives. So please, give now and help us deliver life-saving emergency assistance today.

Banner image: Residents return to their collapsed homes to salvage belongings in Palu on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on October 1, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster. Photo credit: OLA GONDRONK/AFP/Getty Images

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  • $89
    could help provide tarps and blankets to families whose lives have been destroyed.
  • $134
    could help provide water and hygiene kits, to help limit the spread of disease.
  • $217
    could help provide temporary shelter to a family who has lost their home.
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Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible. Your gifts will be used where the need is greatest to support Act for Peace's emergency response to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

In the unlikely event that funds raised exceed the amount needed for this appeal, excess funds will be used to support Act for Peace's work in other communities around the world affected by conflict and disaster.

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