Indonesia Volcano Tsunami

A three-foot tsunami was triggered by a powerful volcanic eruption on 22 December, battering the coastal towns of Sunda Strait in Indonesia. It hit just a couple months after the earthquake and tsunami in October.

Over 420 people have lost their lives and more than a thousand people have been injured. Tragically, these numbers are likely to increase as rescue efforts continue.

A trail of destruction has been left in its wake. Over 880 homes have been destroyed, leaving over 16,000 people displaced.

Children's lives have been turned upside down overnight. And while many are searching for missing loved ones, they are still facing fears of yet another deadly tsunami.

Our local teams are rapidly assessing the situation and preparing to respond to ensure children are protected and kept safe in the aftermath of this disaster.

Donate now to our Emergency Fund and help us provide emergency support to children devastated by this tsunami and other disasters around the world. 

 

our response

We will be responding in the following areas to try to prevent the loss of more lives and help children recover from this disaster.
  • Distribute emergency supplies, including blankets, jerry cans, mosquito nets, tarpaulin and rope to keep families who have lost their homes safe. 
  • Provide essential hygiene items like soap, dental products and feminine hygiene products to keep children and their families clean and healthy.
  • Ensure families have access to safe drinking water and build temporary sanitation facilities to help children stave off illness and disease.
  • Help children who have lost their homes or loved ones to overcome the traumatic experience through specialist psychosocial support.
  • Distribute school supplies such as stationary, uniforms and school bags to children who have lost their belongings, to help them continue their learning.
  • Train teachers in psychological first aid to help them support children's recovery. 

our emergency fund

This special reserve of money allows us to coordinate a humanitarian response so that in the event of an emergency – like the Indonesia Volcano and Tsunami – we're able to act quickly and save countless lives.

Donate to the Emergency Fund.