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Help Survivors of the Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Fund

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The eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that hurled water as high as 20 feet over the city of Palu. Officials said the death toll has reached 2113 and there's still more than 1300 people missing. Since the disasters, stores have been looted, residents have gone hungry and there have been mass jail breaks. Some nonprofit organizations and charities have mobilized to bring relief to the island. If you want to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, here is some guidance, and a list of some of the organizations involved in recovery efforts, as per the New York Times.

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United States Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF is working with the authorities to reunite children who have been separated from their families in the devastation. The group is also working to provide clean water through a mobile water treatment facility.

Save the Children

Save the Children has arrived in Palu and will focus on providing a safe place for children to play, as well as items to create temporary shelters, like plastic sheeting, ropes and tarps.

World Vision

World Vision has set up an infant and child feeding center in Palu. The organization is sending supplies that include hygiene kits for infants and families, as well as shelter kits, blankets and mats.

Handicap International

Humanity & Inclusion has worked in Indonesia since 2005. The organization plans to offer immediate relief, including urgent medical care and psychosocial support.

Care

CARE plans to provide drinking water, soap, buckets to collect water and sanitary napkins for women in Palu. The group also hopes to provide sleeping mats, blankets and solar lights to those who have lost their homes.

Church World Service Inc

Church World Service is in South Sulawesi and preparing to bring supplies to Palu. The group is partnering with ACT Alliance and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia to determine the best way to distribute aid. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will also partner with ACT to assist with relief efforts.

United Methodist Committee On Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief plans to focus on both initial relief work and the long-term needs of those in Palu.

Mercy Corps U.S.

Mercy Corps has also been in Indonesia responding to the August earthquake in Lombok. Mercy Corps has been working in the country for over 20 years. The organization is sending team members to help survivors who need immediate assistance and to help rebuild.

Americares

After responding to the August earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, Americares is sending emergency response experts from the United States and Jakarta to assess the damage and needs of those in Palu, and assist their partner organizations responding to the crisis.

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