A series of devastating earthquakes struck Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on September 28, the strongest recorded at magnitude 7.5, triggering a tsunami with waves up to 4 meters high, hitting Palu, the Capital of Central Sulawesi.
More than 200 aftershocks up to magnitude 6.3 have occurred following the main quake. Numerous settlements and residential areas, local hospitals, mosques and shopping malls collapsed, burying people below the debris. Wide areas, even days after the disaster remain without electricity and water. Food supplies are running out in the affected areas and local communities are in desperate need of medical supplies and even the most basic goods.
Destination Asia Indonesia staff have been collecting funds and sent the first donations of goods and clothes with an Indonesian Navy vessel that had been departing Bali on Tuesday evening to Palu. The team continues to raise funds from friends and partners to support those people most in need.
All funds are transferred to our local partner, who assists in coordinating the purchase of emergency supplies, medication and relief goods in Makassar to deliver them to Central Sulawesi.
If you wish to contribute to our support efforts, please contact us at [email protected] for further details on how to donate.
All donations will go directly into providing emergency relief for those in need on the island of Sulawesi.