At least 430 people have been killed, 14,000 injured and 33,000 displaced after a tsunami hit coastal towns and tourist beach resorts on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.
The giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, struck without warning on Saturday 22 December, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and roads, and destroying homes.
Our local partner Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) has deployed a crisis team, including medical doctors and midwives, to help communities affected by the disaster in Rajabasa village, Lampung province.
The team is providing emergency medical relief and distributing clean water and rice, as well as blankets and basic hygiene supplies. They are setting up a public kitchen as they continue to assess the needs of displaced people, thousands of whom are living in temporary shelters.
As our partners work to save lives on the ground, we need your help.
Please donate to our Indonesia Tsunami Appeal today. All funds donated will be used to support tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia.
Photo credit: Achmad Ibrahim/AP/REX/Shutterstock.
Please donate to our Indonesia Tsunami Appeal today
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by this latest disaster, which comes so quickly after September's tsunami and earthquake.
’Rudy Pinem, Emergency Programme Manager
In recent months, Christian Aid’s partner YEU has been delivering essential supplies to more than 6,500 people affected by the previous tsunami and earthquake, which struck Indonesia in September.
Watch the video below to see the impact of your support for communities affected by the September disaster.