Devastation in Indonesia:
Survivors Need Your Help
With no warning, a deadly tsunami struck Indonesian coastlines on December 22, 2018, the result of volcanic activity under the sea. The rising waters swept people away, crushed homes in coastal towns and left a path of utter destruction. Nearly 170people were killed — with hundreds more injured and others still missing as some towns remain unreachable.
Tragically, this is the second devastating tsunami to hit Indonesia this year, following one triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in late September, 2018. The death toll from these disasters is nearly 2,400 and continues to climb. Nearly 170,000 people remain displaced.
Right now, our community of Jewish global citizens is helping the people of Indonesia recover from these two tsunamis. We are providing local Indonesian organizations immediate humanitarian aid.
Your generous donation will enable these organizations to:
- Distribute relief packages for mothers with young children and babies
- Establish a community center and free kitchen run by local women
- Empower youth and women’s groups to lead recovery efforts for the most vulnerable communities
- Train local volunteers to monitor and evaluate the progress of reconstruction, ensuring accountability
The time to act is now. Your generosity will save lives.
*If we receive donations in excess of funds needed for Indonesia disaster response, please know they will be used to support AJWS’s work worldwide to help communities recover from disasters, alleviate poverty and fight injustice.