PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Indonesia Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for emergency appeals may be used to support other important emergency or long-term work across the country.

Tsunami-Earthquake Duo Strikes

On Sept. 28, 2018, a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sulewesi, Indonesia. As of Oct. 2, the death toll was nearly 1,350 people. Thousands of homes have been destroyed. These numbers are expected to rise as rescue teams search for survivors. Islamic Relief Indonesia is on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid. When you act to donate generously now, you aid survivors in their time of dire need.

Indonesia’s population is vulnerable to natural disasters because the country lies on volcanic fault lines and is therefore susceptible to earthquakes and tsunamis as well as flooding and drought.

History of Service in Indonesia

Past Islamic Relief efforts in Indonesia began in 2000; the Jakarta office opened in 2003 to implement and maintain long-term relief and development programs.

IRUSA’s previous efforts include comprehensive aid given following the 2004 tsunami that devastated the country. Islamic Relief affiliates continue to work on rehabilitation projects in response to natural disasters that have hit the area.



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