On the evening of Dec. 22, 2018 more than 400 people were reported dead after a tsunami struck western Java and southern Sumatra islands. Indonesia’s geological and weather service says the tsunami was likely caused by undersea landslides in the Sunda Strait following an eruption by the Anak Krakatoa volcano.
A few months earlier on September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, triggering a tsunami and landslides that caused widespread destruction and loss of life. More than 2,000 people are known to have died and 4,400 are seriously injured. According to the Indonesia disaster management agency about 1.5 million people in Central Sulawesi are likely affected, with about 68,000 houses damaged or destroyed, hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced.
The Central Sulawesi quake occurred less than two months after a series of earthquakes struck Indonesia’s Lombok island.
The strongest of those quake was a magnitude 6.9 temblor on the 5th of August. More than 500 people were killed and nearly 1,500 were injured.
The people affected by Indonesia’s 2018 earthquakes and tsunamis will need help for years as they rebuild their lives, homes and communities.
The caring Sisters Network, together with Brothers for Humanity and the Al Imdaad Foundation, have raised funds to contribute towards the building of
- 2 water wells
- 21 water tanks
- 1 ablution/ toilet facility and
- 1 shelter
May Allah (SWA) Accept our intentions and contributions towards the rebuilding of these communities.