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.
Recovery after Tsunami and Earthquake
On Dec. 22, 2018, volcanic eruptions and related underwater landslides triggered a tsunami overnight on the Sunda Strait region, a popular tourist location. Over 250 people perished as a result. Thousands of others were injured, and many went missing. IRUSA donors are helping to orphan support a priority as the region recovers, as well as emergency aid and food assistance.
The tsunami came on the heels of a previous tsunami-earthquake duo that struck the island of Sulawesi about three months prior, 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’s Immediate Response
Islamic Relief worked to reach survivors who were in desperate need of emergency water, food, medical aid, blankets, shelter, cell phones, and more. Our staff and partners were on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid fueled by donations we received.
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.