Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami, Indonesia
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.
Wahana Visi* Indonesia has several projects in Central Sulawesi and sponsored children in Palu, Sigi and Parimo supported by various World Vision offices. So far, with readied pre-positioned relief supplies in Palu, including hygiene, family and children’s kits, World Vision is equipped to respond to the immediate needs of the affected people while waiting for help to arrive.
From Makmur, an eyewitness, survivor and Wahana Visi volunteer:
"People are in shock with the earthquake and tsunami. We ran out from home and were afraid when we felt the aftershocks. Many houses are damaged and bodies buried under the ruins of the house."
**Wahana Visi is World Vision’s representative in Indonesia.
For more updates, please visit disaster.worldvision.org.sg