Indonesia Tsunami and Earthquake
Indonesia Tsunami and Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 1,350
On Friday 28th September, the coastal city of Paul in Indonesia was rocked by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered a massive tsunami. Reports reveal that deadly waves measured up to 6 metres high, and swept away anything that came in its way.
Over 1,350 people have lost their lives, and this figure is expected to rise in the coming days. Many people still remain missing and are feared to be trapped in rubble.
The BBC have reported on 34 Indonesian students being found under a church buried by a mudslide, and these were among a group of 86 students reported missing.
The entire coastal city of Palu has been left devastated, as thousands of buildings including schools, hospitals and hotels have been destroyed.
Thousands of people are in desperate need of food, water, healthcare and fuel.
Aid distribution in the city of Palu remains a challenge as blocked roads, a damaged airport and broken communication lines has made it very difficult to travel and a large number of areas still remain inaccessible. Bodies remain trapped under rubble, and injured people are in desperate need of healthcare.
Penny Appeal is working with local partners on the ground to provide life-saving assistance to those in need. Our local partner was one of the first on the ground, having driven for over 17 hours to reach the most devastated area of the coastal city. We will also be conducting a needs assessment to ensure we are reaching the most vulnerable, such as disabled people, pregnant women, babies and the elderly, as well as those who are badly injured.
At Penny Appeal, we are determined to do what we can to support those who have lost everything in this awful disaster. Donate to our emergency appeal today so together we can save precious lives in Indonesia.
MONDAY 1 OCT 2018