Update on Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia
On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:02pm, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, triggering a tsunami. At last report, more than 2,000 people have been counted dead and over 4,600 injured, while approximately 1,300 remain missing and more than 222,000 are displaced.
World Vision has programs in the area, and the Palu community, where Canadians sponsor 2,000 children, has been impacted. At this time, over 95% of sponsored children in the region have been accounted for. We are deeply saddened that some of our sponsored children’s lives have been impacted. Please join us in mourning their loss and praying for their families.
• Over 1,000 children have been receiving regular psychological support at child-friendly spaces set up by World Vision.
• More than 900 families have benefited from food distributions.
• Over 600 families have received shelter and hygiene kits.
• More than 500 families now have clean water.
World Vision has been working rigorously to provide support to those in need—particularly children and mothers—reaching over 17,000 people with nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and shelter assistance.
Donate now to help vulnerable children and their families affected by this crisis with life-saving essentials like food, hygiene kits and more.
World Vision is continuing to work alongside the government, providing immediate needs for the most affected children and families with a special focus in health, nutrition and children protection.
All regular sponsorship activities, such as sponsor correspondence, Special Gifts and sponsor visits, have been put on hold in Palu until further notice.
For more information, please call us at 1-800-654-2650.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: