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Steeple Ashton Earthquake

Devastating earthquake destroys family homes


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Our Response

We are already on the ground providing emergency care, including:

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A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia. It comes just a week after another major earthquake shook the region, already causing huge devastation.   


Three people have already been reported killed but it is likely the death toll will be much higher once the extent of the damage has been confirmed. 


The earthquake last week destroyed more than 1,000 homes and affected over 20,000 people in total leaving children in desperate need of clean water, shelter and psychosocial support. 


And now the already vulnerable population are seeing their lives ripped apart once more, facing another disaster. 


Make a donation to Save the Children's Emergency Fund




We have teams on the ground already providing vital support to the thousands affected by the previous earthquake. They are now rapidly scaling up their response to meet the increasing needs. 


Our teams on the ground are: 

  • distributing emergency relief items to children and their families who have lost their homes. Items include tents, tarpaulin, blankets, mosquito nets and jerry cans
  • distributing hygiene kits to ensure children can keep clean and healthy and to prevent the spread of disease
  • delivering psychosocial support to children in their local community and at school to help them overcome the traumatic events they've been through as many have lost their homes or loved ones
  • working with the department of education to provide school materials and make sure children can get back to school right away


Our Emergency Fund helps us prepare and respond to emergencies like this. Make a donation to Save the Children's Emergency Fund.

Please note, the image above is not from this emergency response and was taken during our Typhoon Hagupit response in 2014.


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

Donate to the Emergency Fund.