Emergency Relief: Indonesia Earthquake Relief

On December 7th, 2016 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Pidie Jaya district killing 102, injuring over 600, and leaving thousands homeless . HHRD's partner organization PKPU is on the ground monitoring the situation, providing immediate medical assistance, and conveying the essential relief items needed for the survivors.

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.

Current Situation:

The damage caused by the earthquake includes 129 shops, 429 homes, 20 mosques, Pidie hospital, Islamic College AL-Azziziyah Mudi Mesra, and 3 Islamic boarding schools. Major road ways are blocked by debris and emergency workers are continuing their search for missing people. Meanwhile, medical assistance is urgently need for those affected.

Most Affected Areas:

The search and rescue of the earthquake victims continues intensively in the affected areas Pidie Jaya, Bireun and Pidie.

How You Can Help:

HHRD ambulances are currently being utilized by our partner PKPU as they coordinate relief efforts in the region. The immediate need of items include: toiletries, water, medicine, blankets, baby essentials, non perishable foods, and tents. HHRD has launched an "Indonesia Relief Fund" to help provide proper and immediate emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update our donors in a timely manner.