Indonesia Tsunami Emergency Indonesia Tsunami Emergency

Third disaster to hit Indonesia in six months

On 23 December, following an eruption on Mt Krakatoa, a tsunami smashed into the coastlines along the Sundra Strait in Indonesia.

Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung are the hardest hit districts, facing catastrophic damage and loss of life.

At least 437 people have already lost their lives, with 14,000 injured and 31,000 homeless, as thousands of houses have been wiped out. Those numbers are expected to rise as details continue to emerge, but we can be certain that a large-scale humanitarian response will be required.

CARE is on the ground in Indonesia, where we have worked for over 50 years.

“CARE has an office and an existing water and sanitation project in schools in Serang Regency – the worst hit area,” said Helen Vanwel, CARE Indonesia Country Director, where CARE has already reached over 1,000 people with hygiene kits.

Please give generously to CARE’s Global Emergency Fund.

Donate by phone

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.

Monthly donation will go to emergency relief & preparedness activities where it is needed most.