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6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Island in Indonesia

At least 34 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1am local time. The full extent of the damage is still emerging and the number of casualties is expected to rise. An estimated 15,000 people are being housed in temporary shelters. Islamic Relief is set to distribute water, food and other vital aid, and help evacuate the wounded.

A Population of Survivors

  • Thousands are still recovering from deadly earthquakes in 2018
  • The country’s poverty rate has been cut in half since 1999 (World Bank)
  • The nation’s geography leaves it vulnerable to natural disasters
  • Educational opportunities are not always equal for minorities in the country

In late 2018, volcanic eruptions and related underwater landslides triggered a tsunami overnight, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. A previous tsunami-earthquake duo killed over 2,000 three months prior.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Indonesia are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.

Islamic Relief’s Dedication to 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, in addition to orphan support and food aid distribution.

When natural disasters hit in 2018, we provided emergency water, food, medical aid, blankets, shelter, cell phones, and more. Our team was on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid fueled by donations we received.

Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Indonesia:

  • Constructing quality temporary and permanent classrooms to give children access to education
  • Providing urgent food aid to displaced families
  • Restoring livelihoods for survivors of natural disasters

Our reach across Indonesia, 2017-2019

IRUSA helps millions across the world

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Indonesia a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation


PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Indonesia fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Indonesia or for refugees from Indonesia living in other countries.
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