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Emergency Response: 2018 Slawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

On 28th September, 2018 (Friday), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck island of Slawesi, Indonesia. According to an announcement by the Indonesian Government, the earthquake and tsunami caused severe destruction, and over 1,500 people are confirmed to have lost their lives (as of 5th October). Number of people who are left homeless has reached to more than 70,000. The full scale of the earthquake and tsunami’s devastation has yet to be confirmed.

We have received reports from the local support groups that many residents are left homeless without access to communication and lifeline, facing a great shortage of daily needs. To respond to the emergency situation, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) has set up an emergency relief fund to support the relief activities for the people in collaboration with our local counterparts and related organizations. We seek your kind cooperation to support those who are suffering.

Donation can be made on PBV’s English-language Donation page here .

Thank you for your continued support.