On August 5, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Lombok, killing 515 people and severely damaging around 85,000 homes. Thousands of families have been rendered homeless and many are displaced and staying in poor quality emergency shelters. Key water and sanitation infrastructures, including water distribution networks, have been destroyed and pose a serious public health hazard. In less than two months - September 28, 2018, past 6 PM, Friday, the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was hit by a powerful 7.5 earthquake, triggering 2-meter tsunami waves followed by aftershocks.\
From initial government reports, more than 1900 perished from the deadly earthquake and waves that destroyed more than 65,000 homes leaving thousands displaced. These figures of destruction could easily go up as search and rescue workers and response teams continue to work round the clock to reach hard-hit communities in Palu, Dongala, Pariti Mougong, Sigi and nearby areas. VIDEO
The overall aim of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami disaster response program is to help at least 5,000 families or 25,000 people recover by focusing on immediate relief, transitional shelter, construction of core homes and community infrastructure improvements.
Habitat’s priority in the immediate aftermath of the disaster is to enable the self-recovery of affected families through the provision of emergency shelter kits and rubble removal kits.
The longer-term response will follow Habitat’s model of assisting affected communities with
housing solutions ranging from repairs to transitional shelter interventions and on to permanent home reconstruction, disaster risk reduction training.
Please donate now and help our brothers and sisters in Indonesia. Other ways to donate:
Habitat for Humanity’s bank account: Bank Central Asia in Indonesia, (BCA 210,300,2958 a / n Habitat Humanity Ind Yay)
Please send your proof of transfer through email to Finance@habitatindonesia.org. For those experiencing PayPal issues, you may also donate through this link https://www.simplygiving.com/appeal/indo-quakeandtsunami.
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