The 7.4-magnitude Indonesia earthquake and tsunami devastated Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Central Sulawesi Friday. While the authorities have declared 832 deaths so far, the toll is likely to be higher. Many people are in hospital undergoing treatment for injuries. Also, several people have been rendered homeless with the earthquake destroying their homes.
A statement issued by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) via its social media accounts has called for help in terms basic necessities that are urgently required to help the victims. These items are fuel, drinking water, medical personnel, medicines and field hospitals, tents, tarps, blankets, stretchers, water tanks, food, lamps, generator sets, emergency kitchens, body bags, shrouds and baby food.
Several humanitarian organisations have extended a helping hand, and are accepting donations in the form of funds, goods and volunteer work.
Here is the list of the organisations through which you can offer assistance to the Palu and Donggala earthquake victims.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Indonesia)
BNI Syariah 0270 360 372
Mandiri 101 000 4802 482
Care Line: 021-2940 6565
Twitter and Instagram: @ACTforHumanity
The crowdfunding website is campaigning for various causes including medical treatment costs and disaster relief. Several campaigns have been launched to help the earthquake victims on Kitabisa.com, enabling you to choose how you wish to channel your donations through.
Twitter and Instagram: @KitaBisaCom
Tokopedia has credible donation channels such as its own Donasi Palu, Rumah Yatim, Baznas, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB), Dompet Dhuafa, PKPU Human Initiative, Rumah Zakat, ACT, Lembaka Zakat Al Azhar, NU Care – LazisNU and Tangan Pengharapan.
Donations can be made by following this link: https://www.tokopedia.com/donasi-online/
People can also attend the For Palu & Donggala Charity Concert that will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 at Paviliun 28, South Jakarta at 7.30 p.m. The concert will feature Bonita & The HusBand, Riuh Sunyi, Duta Pamungkas, Seruang, Gabriel Mayo and M A N.
(The Jakarta Post/ANN)