Global Washington Members Aiding Government-Led Efforts to Reach Survivors of Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami

Scenes of devastation in Palu, Central Sulawesi, following the Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami. (Photo: Radika Pinto/World Vision)

Scenes of devastation in Palu, Central Sulawesi, following the Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami. (Photo: Radika Pinto/World Vision)

UPDATED: October 10, 2018

In Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, more than 2,000 people have died and a further 10,700 people have been seriously injured, following a recent series of earthquakes, including a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 that triggered a tsunami and landslides, according to UNOCHA. More than 67,000 houses were severely damaged or destroyed, and an estimated 330,000 people now lack adequate shelter. As access to affected areas has improved, the humanitarian response is being scaled up to support government-led efforts on the ground.

(We will update this report as additional information becomes available).

The following Global Washington members are providing emergency relief to survivors in Indonesia, including food, water & sanitation, shelter, and medical care:

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Working together, it helps respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war. Each year, the American Red Cross reaches an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.

Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Women and girls are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education and health, create economic opportunity, respond to emergencies and confront hunger. In 2017 CARE worked in 93 countries and reached 63 million people around the world.

CRISTA Ministries/World Concern
CRISTA is a family of ministries loving God by serving people worldwide in the areas of education, international relief & development, senior living and media. World Concern is a Christian global relief and development agency extending hope and opportunity to people facing extreme poverty.

Microsoft Philanthropies

Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, Mercy Corps partners to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 19 members of the international Oxfam confederation, Oxfram America works with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.