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Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Children and families are in urgent need of emergency shelter, supplies and emotional support.

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake followed by a tsunami have resulted in thousands of deaths on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

You can help ensure that children and their families receive emergency shelter, supplies and support after being separated from their loved ones and homes.

More than 1,500,000 have been impacted by this disaster including at least 600,000 children. About a third are seriously affected, losing their homes, livelihoods or loved ones.

Children have been separated from their parents in the chaos of escape, as buildings crumbled, or tsunami waves tore through coastal homes and shops. Many of these children will have experienced unimaginable distress, losing loved ones, and watching everything they have known washed away.

Save the Children and our local partner Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), are responding by specifically assessing the impact on children and their families and providing the support needed to help them piece their lives back together.

With our local partner YSTC, we are on the ground:

  • Distributing emergency supplies, including blankets, tarpaulin and rope to keep families safe if they have lost their homes;
  • Providing families with clean water and essential hygiene items to help prevent the spread of deadly diseases; and
  • Setting up temporary learning centres and child friendly spaces, so children’s education isn’t interrupted, and their emotional needs are met.
Your help is urgently needed to assist one of our closest neighbours. Please donate today. Thank you.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. Funds raised will be used to assist children and families in need. Any funds raised in excess of the amount required will be allocated to dedicated programming which supports children and families affected by emergencies around the world. Your personal information is handled in accordance with our privacy policy at savethechildren.org.au/privacy-policy. Save the Children has a Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. To update us with your communications preferences please contact our Supporter Care Team on 1800 76 00 11 (FREECALL, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm ADST). ABN 99 008 610 035.  Save the Children Australia, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton VIC 3053

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