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On 28 Sep, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, causing massive destruction in Donggala, Palu and Mamuju. According to reports, more than 400 have been killed in the quake and post-quake 2m high tsunami. More than 530 people have been injured and initial government forecasts suggest that about 934 villages have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Modern day slavery is real. There are 152 million child labourers in the world, and one in two of them are working in dangerous conditions. The good news is, child sponsorship is an effective way that can free children from a life of child labour!

With Typhoon Mangkhut nearing landfall, World Vision prepares our response team to respond in alignment with the government’s national and local disaster response efforts. We have prepositioned relief items that can cater to 4,000 families in the initial phase, including hygiene kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, laundry and bath soaps, malong, sanitary pads, nail cutter, underwear) and non-food items like blankets and mosquito nets.