Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami
On Friday 28 September 2018, a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We urgently need support to get clean water, food and emergency shelter to survivors in the worst hit areas.
Up to 1.5 million people could be affected by the disaster, with the current death toll of 1,200 people expected to rise. Rescuers are working around the clock in a desperate search for survivors, while thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. Widespread destruction means that access to affected areas is difficult, but we are aiming to reach 500,000 people in Palu city and Dongaala district with life-saving supplies.
Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami update: Press release (30 Sept 2018)