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Indonesia Tsunami and Quake Appeal


The earthquake and the tsunami's 18 foot high waves - higher than the average British house - flattened villages and  caused utter devastation

At Muslim Aid, we recognise the importance of being prepared for disaster to strike. We've worked in Indonesia for 14 years, so we were perfectly placed to respond instantly. We were one of the only British agencies able to enter Palu, the tsunami's epicentre, saving lives and supporting families and communities in their hour of need.

2018 Earthquake and Tsunami

In September 2018, a deadly earthquake struck Indonesia and was shortly followed by a tsunami which left widespread destruction across the island nation. The people of this diverse, vibrant community were left shattered, with homes, businesses and livelihoods all gone in the blink of an eye. 

In addition to the earthquake, the huge waves  destroyed everything in their path, leaving whole communities hidden under the rubble. 

Over two thousand people were killed

More than 10,000 injured, 4,612 very seriously

More than 200,000 people were displaced

With your generous support, Muslim Aid's Indonesia Tsunami and Quake Appeal enables our team to send aid directly to vulnerable people in the worst affected areas, providing a lifeline in a sea of devastation. 

Hundreds of thousands of people’s lives have been changed forever – now, the survivors are struggling to access even the most basic human essentials like food, shelter and clean, safe water.


Facing the Facts

It is imperative to act quickly when a disaster strikes in order to reach those in the worst affected areas and save as many lives as possible. Here at Muslim Aid, we are committed to doing everything we can to help these vulnerable people through providing essential supplies and food aid as well as actively working to support those whose lives have been changed forever by the disaster.

Supporting Communities

When a natural disaster hits, it’s important to remember that every member of the community is affected. Children, the elderly, and entire families have been displaced and made homeless, leaving them susceptible to the elements without proper shelter or support in place.

As well as their homes and belongings, many of these people may have lost friends or family members. In extreme cases, children have been orphaned and families separated, leaving some of the most vulnerable members of society at risk of exploitation. These people need a sense of safety and security, as well as basic life necessities like food, water and shelter, in order to overcome the worst effects of the disaster.

We Need Your Help

Those who have been affected by the devastating consequences of these natural disasters will need our continued support in order to overcome the hurdles they face and regain control of their lives once more.

Donate to the Indonesia disaster appeal with Muslim Aid today and provide life-changing aid to vulnerable people whose lives truly have been turned upside down.

£69 can provide a water and hygiene pack for an entire family.

£100 can fund an emergency survival pack for someone in need, including essentials like clean water, warm clothing, blankets and a tent.

£500 can deliver emergency shelter and fuel to a displaced family, giving them hope for a brighter future. In a situation such as this, your donation really can save lives.

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