Over 1.6 million people have been impacted by the disaster that has hit Indonesia. It has killed more than 1400 people and has left over 72,000 displaced from their homes. CARE is on the ground right now, but needs urgent help to provide life-saving drinking water and shelter to survivors.
It ran from 11:00 AM, 5 October 2018 to 11:00 AM, 22 October 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (292506)
The powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia triggered a tsunami that left behind a trail of destruction. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, and many survivors are sleeping out in the open with no access to safe drinking water, food or fuel. With water supply infrastructures damaged, access to clean water is an urgent priority, along with proper sanitation and shelter. Women and girls will be especially vulnerable during this uncertain time.
CARE is aiming to support up to 70,000 survivors – mainly in the harder to reach Donggala area – with life-saving drinking water, sanitation and shelter. We have already begun distributing hygiene kits targeted at women and girls that include items like sarongs and sanitary towels. A major focus of CARE's operations will be to work with women and girls to ensure their health and safety. Longer term, we will train local people to rebuild homes and help them regain sources of income.
“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”
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