Indonesia Earthquake Appeal

Children and their families are in urgent need after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28, causing multiple aftershocks and triggering a devastating tsunami.

World Vision is delivering life-saving aid to families; especially in the hardest hit areas, providing clean water, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, blankets and establishing Child Friendly Spaces. Our immediate focus is making sure that survivors have their urgent needs met over the coming days and weeks.

2.4 million people have been affected by this disaster. Over 2,000 fatalities have been confirmed, more than 1,300 people are still listed as missing, and more than 200,000 people have been displaced.

We are deeply concerned about the impact of this on children, who are having to cope with terror of aftershocks and struggling to cope with the uncertainty and loss of loved ones. Our expert staff on the ground have set up 11 Child Friendly Spaces to provide a safe place for children to play and receive the psycho-social support they need following the trauma of the earthquake and tsunami.

Your donation today can provide affected children and their families with life-saving aid including food, water, and hygiene kits.

Child Friendly Spaces provide safety and support for vulnerable children

Child Friendly Spaces provide safety and support for vulnerable children

World Vision Child Friendly Spaces ensure children are safe, supported and have a place where they can play and do not have to feel afraid. 
Doseba Tua Sinay, National Director for World Vision in Indonesia visited a Child Friendly Space in Palu "I saw children playing and singing together and just being children. But the memories of the earthquake and Tsunami still terrify them making them anxious. The sad reality is that the needs are great. In this disaster response, we need to continue prioritising children and their protection needs so that they are able to get back to a sense of normalcy and start to heal," 

The relief children feel within these Child Friendly Spaces can be huge, as they have been through such a traumatic experience, some have lost everything. 

Over the coming months World Vision are planning to expand the Child Friendly Spaces to support more than 3,000 children.
litres of clean water has been delivered to hundreds of families in need.
children have found safety at one of our 11 child friendly spaces.
emergency shelter kits have been given out to families.

Over the next six months, World Vision will bring further aid to 80,000 affected people in Central Sulawesi. Funding is needed for nutritious food, shelter kits and hygiene kits for 20,000 families.

Your donation today will support children and their families affected by this disaster