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On Friday 28 September, a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. More than 2,000 people have lost their lives and over 2.4 million people may be affected across a large area.
The scale of the damage is huge. The earthquake triggered major landslides and caused thousands of houses and buildings to collapse. More than 300,000 people have lost their homes. They need immediate assistance with food, clean water and shelter.
Together with local partners, we are scaling up our response to support 500,000 people with essential aid supplies like ready-to-eat food, hygiene kits, clothing and emergency shelters, as well as equipment such as tap stands and water tanks.
Oxfam in Indonesia
Oxfam has been working with local and national partners in Indonesia since 1957. We are currently working in six provinces, where we support the Government of Indonesia, civil society, and local communities.
We have previously established a Humanitarian Knowledge Hub which consists of 16 civil society organizations in Indonesia, led by Jamari Sakato. We have been working to strengthen the capacity of this alliance as the local force in disaster risk management, and it responded to help people affected by the Lombok earthquake in July 2018.
Your donation will save lives
You can support our humanitarian response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia by donating today. Your donation will help us reach the most affected people with vital aid and save lives.