Emergency Relief: Indonesia Earthquake Relief

Emergency Response Scales Up Following Devastating Tsunami in Palu and Donggala

Emergency Appeal: Over 2,000 have been reported killed, 2.4 million affected, 2,500 hospitalized, 71,000 displaced, 5,000 remain missing following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Friday September 28. The beach cities of Palu and Donggala bared the brunt of the earthquake affects as a major tsunami, with waves up to 10 feet high, washed ashore sweeping away everything in its path. HHRD's partner organization PKPU is in Palu sharing information about the situation on the ground as they conduct needs assessment.

Donate to our Indonesia Relief Fund to help provide food, water, shelter and medicine to the victims of this horrific disaster.

HHRD USA representative Anna Tajminah Basman from Malaysia went to Sulawesi Indonesia to set up emergency relief efforts with the help of credible vetted partner NGO “PKPU Human Initiative”. PKPU is one of the largest NGOs of Indonesia that is registered not only with the Government of Indonesia as first responders for any disaster, but with UNO & European Union.

Rescue and recovery officers, including PKPU members, are in Palu and Donggala despite landslides cutting off access to major roads, collapsed bridges, and closed airports. Many have reported seeing terrifying scenes of hundreds of bodies scattered about as officials rush to dig mass graves. Residents are seen digging through rubble as screams come from underneath. Landslides have swallowed hundreds of homes taking with them countless families who wait for either help or death.

Packages: Per Family Costs for Various Packages (Family of Five)

Food Package for Two Weeks = $50
(Rice, Cooking Oil, Halal Sausages, Sugar, Meat Floss, Biscuits, Packing)

Hygiene Kit = $60
(Bucket, Soap, Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Shampoo, Towel, Sanitary Napkins, Detergent, Nail Clipper, Comb, Shaving Tools, Underwear [Adults / Children], Packing)

Shelter Kit = $140
(Mat, Tarpaulin, Sleeping Mattress, Rope, Anti-Mosquito Lotion, Nails, Packing)

Amount Families Items Duration
$10,000 40 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$7,500 30 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$5,000 20 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$2,500 10 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$1,000 4 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$750 3 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$500 2 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks
$250 1 Food, Hygiene & Shelter Kit 2 Weeks

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Just three days following the earthquake and tsunami there were fears of the death toll rising due to limited access to remote areas which remain unreachable. Residents are being advised to remain outdoors as the threat of buildings collapsing remains high. Sitting with nothing but the clothes on their backs family members are either in shock or anxious to be reunited with other loved ones.

Donate to HHRD's Indonesia Relief Fund

Located in what is known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire" Indonesia is prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods. The most infamous quake, which in turn caused a tsunami, was in 2004 and cost 230,000 people their lives. The earthquake on August 5th, 2018 issued an early tsunami warning and as many as 80 aftershocks felt in the resort islands of Bali and Lombok. Damages to infrastructures included 5,448 homes, 15 education facilities, 5 places of worship, 55 health facilities, 37 stores, and 1 bridge.

How You Can Help:
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our donors in a timely manner. There is immediate need for medical personnel, medicine, water, food, blanks, tarps, shelter kits etc. Please donate to our Indonesia Earthquake Relief Fund so we can best help those affected by these deadly earthquakes.

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