Bustle reports that On Friday, as the city of Palu prepared for a beach festival, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi, a central island in Indonesia, followed by a massive tsunami, leaving at least 384 people dead, according to the Indonesia National Disaster and Mitigation Agency. Here’s how to help Indonesia after the earthquake and tsunami.
“Updated numbers of the victims show that 384 people died, 29 are missing and 540 are injured. Donggala is still unreachable because communications are still cut off. A team has been dispatched to the regency,” National Disaster and Mitigation Agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters on Saturday, according to The Jakarta Post.
Islamic Relief USA — an organization aiming to eradicate poverty — has a fund specifically for earthquake relief in Indonesia. You can donate to the Islamic Relief USA’s effort here.
The organization is “on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid” to survivors and first responders, according to their site. Excess funds will be used for long-term relief in the area, according to Islamic Relief USA.
Many internationally focused aid organizations have fundraisers for their efforts to help support first responders and survivors of the earthquake and tsunami.
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