Last updated: Oct 3, 2018 | 699 Views | ActionAid News
Over 1,300 people have died in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September.
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami to sweep into the city of Palu, where rescuers are frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble.
We know that around 50,000 people have been displaced from their homes. But with access to the affected areas difficult and communications down, the full scale of this tragedy is not yet known.
“This is one of the biggest earthquakes our country has suffered,” says Francisca Friti, Executive Director, YAPPIKA-ActionAid. “We are all in shock and utterly devastated.”
“Since Friday’s earthquake, there have been over 200 aftershocks and more keep coming. It’s terrifying for people in the worst-hit areas.”
ActionAid is bringing essential supplies to those who have lost everything and are without power, water or shelter. We’ve reached the most affected areas bringing temporary shelter, electricity generators and solar lamps. We are also preparing to distribute food, water, blankets, nappies and sanitary kits for women.
“Our team is trying to cover all affected areas but we urgently need support to help save lives.”
Please donate to our emergency appeal: http://bit.ly/2PbbSOg