Posted on Oct 15, 2018

SHELTERBOX IS RESPONDING TO TSUNAMI HORROR

A 7.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE AND A DEADLY TSUNAMI HAVE LEFT AT LEAST 2,000 PEOPLE DEAD IN SULAWESI, INDONESIA. HELP US SEND AID TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DISASTER AROUND THE WORLD TODAY.

On Friday 28 September, the people of Sulawesi looked on in horror as giant waves crashed onto their shores.

First the island was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Then a tsunami tore through the region, flattening everything in its path and turning thousands of homes to rubble. 

We now know that over 2,000 people have died, 11,000 are injured and 1,000 are still missing. An estimated 65,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and 71,000 people are facing homelessness.  The island is devastated, communications are down and roads are blocked.

A ShelterBox Response Team is on the ground to understand how we can help Sulawesi families who have lost everything. But our resources are limited after an unprecedented stream of disasters this year.

Right now, our teams are stretched across the globe, responding to natural disasters in the Philippines and Kenya, as well as operating in Syria, Iraq, the Lake Chad Basin and Somalia.

We rely on our incredible supporters to fund our vital work providing shelter in times of disaster. We’re impatient to respond – wherever we’re needed in the world – but we need your help.

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