A deadly earthquake has struck Indonesia and triggered a tsunami, which surged inland, destroying almost everything in its wake. Hundreds of people have already lost their lives and thousands of families are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical treatment.
It ran from 11:00 AM, 5 October 2018 to 11:00 AM, 22 October 2018
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With a major power cut and damage to communication lines, we don't yet know the full extent of the devastation or loss, but we do know that families are in desperate need of immediate help. Devastatingly, this need will only grow in the coming days. This terrifying disaster is yet another blow to the people of Indonesia, who are still recovering from another large earthquake which shook the country in August.
At least 206 volunteers and staff from the Indonesian Red Cross are currently on the ground and conducting search and rescue activities, and providing medical support. A mobile clinic has been set up in Sigi and the doctors are treating people – the majority women and children – who are suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and bruises. Relief items such as water, baby kits, hygiene kits and mosquito nets will be distributed.
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