Indonesia: Palu Earthquake and Tsunami

Afrianti and her son at an Oxfam distribution of hygiene kits outside of Palu. The earthquake has displaced 88,000 people in sites that do not have adequate water and sanitation facilities. Photo: Hariandi Hafid/Oxfam
Afrianti and her son at an Oxfam distribution of hygiene kits outside of Palu. The earthquake has displaced 88,000 people in sites that do not have adequate water and sanitation facilities. Photo: Hariandi Hafid/Oxfam
Oxfam and partners are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after a devastating earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami, killing more than 2,000 people. We urgently need your help to reach those who are most affected. Please give what you can today.

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.