On Monday, November 21, a devastating earthquake struck the populous province of Java. More than 200 people have been killed and thousands more injured, with many reported missing. According to officials, more than 22,000 homes have been destroyed, leaving 58,000 or so people displaced from their homes.
Islamic Relief has deployed its emergency response team and is working with local partners to distribute immediate needs on the ground, including tarpaulin for shelter. Hygiene kits and other essential non-food items will also be distributed as needs are assessed.
Indonesia is the world’s largest island country and regularly faces the hardship of natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and the effects of climate change. On average, at least one major natural disaster has occurred in Indonesia every month since the tsunami in 2004.
Islamic Relief efforts in Indonesia began in 2000 and continue to this day.
A few interventions include:
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Indonesia, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.