Following a series of earthquakes that rocked the province of Central Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday 28 September, RedR is on the ground responding to the disaster. At least 1,347 people are known to have died with many more injured and over 61,800 people displaced by the quakes. As assessment of damage is still ongoing, the number of casualties is expected to rise. RedR staff and members are on the ground and responding to the emergency.
A RedR Member currently on the ground in Palu reported:
“The current situation on the ground in Palu is that there’s no electricity, there’s no fuel. In the city, there are 3 or 4 key areas that are totally destroyed, and the remaining areas have no electricity. Water is in crisis because pipes are broken, and at the moment coordination is a real challenge.”
Earthquakes are frequent in Indonesia, one of the most seismically active countries on earth. These numerous and regular disasters highlight the need to address both the immediate emergency response as well as building national capacity to respond to future disasters. RedR is well-placed to support local communities with an existing team in Indonesia, but we need your help.
Please donate today to help us determine the most urgent shelter, water, medical, rebuilding and structural engineering needs in Indonesia, and target our expertise to help Indonesian people survive and respond to the disaster.