Tsunami – Earthquake Emergency Relief in Indonesia
Help with emergency relief for tsunami victims underway.
The Mercy-USA Indonesia first responders are bringing emergency relief to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island, Indonesia on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The official death toll is now over 2,000 and is feared to be much higher as rescue workers make their way to cut-off towns and villages. Our Indonesia-based relief teams are at the disaster affected area now.
Mercy-USA has had a permanent early response team in Indonesia since the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004. We have been working in the country helping with developing infrastructure, education and agricultural projects. Our team of skilled early responders delivering ready-to-eat meals to survivors and the local rescue volunteers who are working day and night on the recovery of victims.
Check back often or subscribe to our e-news (at the bottom of our homepage) for updates on our relief efforts as our teams send word from the ground.
LOMBOK EARTHQUAKES July and August 2018
Mercy-USA is building family shelters and a new school.
In late July into early August 2018, the island of Lombok, Indonesia suffered several large and powerful earthquakes. Hundreds of people were killed and villages were all but destroyed. In the village of Kerta Raharja in North Lombok, every single home was destroyed as well as all of the school buildings.
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is building shelters for vulnerable families in Kerta Raharja.
Primary school children, aged 5-7 are currently meeting their teachers in a tent, but are sent home when it rains, which is often. Mercy-USA is building a new school facility, complete with classrooms, teacher’s room, washroom facilities and a playground. Additionally, we will be providing all the children with new school uniforms, backpacks, lunch kits, books and supplies.