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.

Another Unthinkable Tsunami Hits, After Volcanic Eruptions

On Dec. 22, 2018, volcanic eruptions and related underwater landslides triggered a tsunami overnight on the Sunda Strait region, a popular tourist location. As of Dec. 23, the death toll is nearly 250 people. Thousands of others are injured, and many are missing. Numbers are expected to rise as rescue teams search for survivors.

The tsunami comes on the heels of a previous tsunami-earthquake duo that struck the island of Sulawesi about three months ago, killing over 2,000.

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.

Islamic Relief is Responding Immediately

Survivors are in desperate need of emergency water, food, medical aid, blankets, shelter, cell phones, and more. Islamic Relief is on the ground now providing vital humanitarian aid fueled by donations we receive. Please, donate generously now to survivors in their time of dire need.

History of Service in Indonesia

Islamic Relief efforts in Indonesia began in 2000; the Jakarta office opened in 2003 to implement long-term relief and development. Islamic Relief affiliates continue to work on rehabilitation projects in response to natural disasters that have hit the area.



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