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How you can help Palu earthquake victims

Update: October, 01/2018 - 14:53
The 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Palu and Donggala destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter. — Photo Antara
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The 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Central Sulawesi on Friday evening has claimed 832 lives, at the time of writing, and injured many others. The earthquake destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter.

According to a statement issued by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) via its social media accounts, basic necessities that are still urgently needed to help the victims are fuel (diesel fuel and gasoline), 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.

Humanitarian organizations have extended a helping hand, accepting donations in the form of funds, goods and volunteer work. Here is the list of organizations through which you can offer assistance to the Palu and Donggala earthquake victims:

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Indonesia)

Formed in 2005, the foundation has been actively involved in humanitarian activities, supported by public donors and companies via corporate social responsibility partnerships. The foundation makes its annual financial reports public and accountable for its donors and stakeholders.

Transfers can be made via these bank accounts:

BNI Syariah 0270 360 372
Mandiri 101 000 4802 482

ACT also has an online donation link via Kitabisa.comhttps://kitabisa.com/peduligempadonggala.

Care Line: 021-2940 6565
Website: www.act.id
Twitter and Instagram: @ACTforHumanity
Facebook: AksiCepatTanggap

Jakarta Post/Asia News Network

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