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Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake has triggered a devastating tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
People are still trapped. Lives are on the line. There is no time to waste. Oxfam are aiming to reach 500,000 people with life-saving supplies - but we can't do it without you.
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3 months

Charity information: Oxfam

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  • Need


    Last Friday a 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that engulfed the coast of Palu city. There was barely any warning and people had little time to escape to higher ground.
    Over 1,300 people have died.

    Schools and hospitals were flattened, a bridge collapsed and now landslides are putting even more lives in danger. And, as rescuers work around the clock to find survivors in the
    rubble, the death toll is expected to rise even further.


    Oxfam is on the ground in Palu city and Donggala district where we are aiming to reach 500,000 people in desperate need. It’s a race against time
    to save lives.

    In the coming days and weeks, we will be distributing tarpaulins, food and hygiene kits,
    and setting up clean water supplies. Our teams will be working closely with villages and evacuation sites to prevent deadly diseases like cholera, which can easily spread in disaster zones.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reach 500,000 people in Palu city and Donggala district with urgent aid.


    » Distributing tarpaulins, food and hygiene kits, and setting up clean water supplies. Working to prevent the spread of diseases like cholera.

    What success will look like

    Increased access to food, safe water & hygiene items for beneficiaries.

  • Impact


    We aim to reach 500,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the emergency. Our work will provide immediate relief to help families in the short term with tarpaulin, food, water and hygiene items as well as preventing long term spread of disease.


    Aftershocks and further tsunamis could put the safety of our staff in jeopardy.

    All reasonable precautions are being taken to ensure staff safety.


    Oxfam regularly updates its emergency webpage so that supporters access up-to-date information on the situation and progress that has been made. Six and twelve month reports are available on request.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500,000 Palu Indonesia Water, sanitation, shelter and food for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami
  • Background


    Palu and Palu city and Donggala district - Indonesian island of Sulawesi


    Oxfam aims to reach 500,000 of the most vulnerable people in the region.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Oxfam has worked in Indonesia since 1957.
    We have worked with the Indonesian government, private sector, local organisations and local communities to fight poverty.

    We work on emergency response during disasters in the form of food provision, health assistance, temporary shelter, and grants for income-generating activities to help the disaster victims recover.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Supporters

    You can provide us with the vital donations necessary to help us save lives and to ensure the success of our programme.

    Our Staff

    Our experienced staff will work tirelessly across the affected region to protect and save as many people as possible.