Indonesia Emergency Appeal

On Friday 28 September, a deadly earthquake struck Sulawesi in Indonesia which triggered a tsunami.

All We Can and The Methodist Church in Britain are supporting the people of Indonesia, following the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi on 28 September 2018 and the devastation caused to the Sunda Strait on 22 December 2018.

People who have lost everything are in desperate need of water, food, shelter and access to medical care.

  • On Friday 28 September, a deadly earthquake struck Indonesia which triggered a tsunami. Waves, more than three metres high, swept across the land destroying almost everything in their wake. More than 2000 people lost their lives, more than 40,000 people are displaced and up to 1.5 million have been affected. Supplies of food, water and shelter continue to be urgently needed.
  • On Saturday 22 December, a tsunami, believed to be caused by undersea landslides triggered by the new eruptions of the Anak Krakatau volcano, crashed into villages on the strait that separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. This tsunami wave destroyed buildings and homes along the coast. Hundreds of people are injured, and the death toll continues to rise as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear.

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  • To donate by post: Send a cheque made payable to ‘All We Can’ to All We Can, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR, stating your gift is for the Indonesia Emergency Appeal.
  • To donate by text (SMS): Text INDO18£10 to 70070. All money received via text will go to the Indonesia Emergency Appeal but your normal phone operator charges may still apply. 18+ only.
  • To donate by phone:  Call us on 020 7467 5132.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia and those affected by the tsunami that hit the coastal towns of the Sunda Strait.

Pray with us

Loving Lord
We pray for the people in Indonesia
affected by the earthquake and tsunamis
For those people not yet reached by aid
we ask for quick access and rescue
For the families grieving loved ones lost
we ask for comfort and hope
For those without homes and facilities
we ask for basic needs to be met
For those traumatised by the chaos
we ask for calmness and peace
For the aid workers using their skills to help
we ask for wisdom and strength
For us, as strangers to those in need
help us to respond as neighbours
We ask for all of these things in Jesus’ name.

Claire Welch, All We Can

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