UNITED KINGDOM Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal; your help urgently needed

Petobo on October 1
Petobo on October 1 (DigitalGlobe, via AP)

|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA|AIWA! NO!|Last Friday, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake.

A girl carries valuables from the ruins of her house after the earthquake hit the Balaroa sub-district in Palu. [Beawiharta/Reuters]
A girl carries valuables from the ruins of her house after the earthquake hit the Balaroa sub-district in Palu. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS
Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. More than 1,300 people have died and hundreds of thousands of survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

DEC member charities and their Indonesian partners are working closely with national authorities to provide food, clean water, first aid and shelter, while helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days.

As the full scale of devastation unfolds, they are ready to do even more, and with your help, support devastated communities in rebuilding their lives.

Indonesian soldiers carry a body from the ruins after an earthquake hit Balaroa sub-district in Palu. [Beawiharta/Reuters]
Let’s save the survivors. A 400-mile-an-hour tsunami also kills slowly.

Huge devastation has been caused by an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, with over 1,400 people killed, 59,000 displaced from their homes, and millions more who might be affected. Food, water and medicine are running out, and there is a high risk of outbreak of disease.

Now, on behalf of 14 leading British charities, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal to raise funds to provide those affected by this humanitarian catastrophe with the food, water, shelter and medical care they need.

Today, many of you have already generously donated, but if you haven’t yet, your support remains vital.



We really appreciate your support and generosity in helping us raise funds to aid people affected by disasters and emergencies. There are currently no open appeals, so all donations will go towards the DEC Emergency Fund to help us respond quickly and effectively when a crisis hits.


The DEC currently has no open appeals. To donate online to the DEC Emergency Fund and help us respond quickly and effectively when a crisis hits, just click on the donate button below.



You can also donate online via paypal by clicking on the button below.



The DEC currently has no open appeals and is not accepting donations by phone at this time.


To send a donation through the post please download our postal donation form. All donations should be made payable to The DEC emergency appeal  and sent to PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA


Text the word DONATE to 70000 to give £5.

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