The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the Business Insider  in December  2018: 

Indonesia tsunami

  • A tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption hit the two most-populous Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22.
  • The waves killed more than 400 people and injured more than 1,400.
  • This one was thought to have occurred after the Anak Krakatau volcanic island erupted and partially collapsed into the sea, sending waves in the Sunda Strait — up to 10 feet — without warning.
  • Here are nine organizations that are helping assist people affected by the tsunami.

A tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption hit the two most populous Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22. The wave left over 400 dead and more than 1,400 injured.

The tsunami was the second to hit the country this year. This one was thought to have occurred after the Anak Krakatau volcanic island erupted and partially collapsed into the sea sending waves in the Sunda Strait — up to 10 feet — without warning.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA
Stranded boats are seen near houses after a tsunami hit at Anyer in Banten, Indonesia, December 24, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
 Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS

Islamic Relief USA is on the ground assessing damage, and it’s raising funds for emergency relief. The organization has a four star rating from Charity Navigator.

 

Source: The New York Times

 

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