Indonesia Tsunami Emergency

Indonesia Tsunami Emergency

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‘On the authority of An-Nu’man ibn Basheer, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever”’. (Bukhari)

On Saturday 22nd December, a tsunami triggered by volcanic activity devastated the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java . More than 420 people have been killed and over 1,400 are injured.

This is the second deadly tsunami to hit Indonesia this year. The disaster struck with no warning and destroyed everything in its path. Giant waves crashed through buildings, uprooted trees and swept hundreds of people away. 16,000 people have been left homeless as a result.

Our teams have already set up a community kitchen serving daily meals to the displaced. Now they are preparing to distribute emergency aid including food and water to desperate families in need.

Muslim Hands has been providing relief in Indonesia since the Aceh Tsunami in 2004. We are currently rebuilding communities affected by the tsunami that hit in September. With hundreds of people missing and the death toll continuing to rise we are in urgent need of your help.

‘I will never see her again’: Anwar’s Story

When Anwar’s father left his home to pray maghrib at the local mosque on Friday 28th September, he did not know that would be the last time he would see his wife. Their family home was just one of those reduced to a pile of rubble when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

It’s feared that over 700 people, including Anwar’s mother, are still buried underneath the rubble in the village of Petobo, one of the worst affected areas. Survivors describe the quake as like being in a blender and watching the earth swallow up homes, people and even a whole main road in seconds.

Anwar and his father are still trying to make sense of what happened. Anwar had been in Makassar at the time of the earthquake and had spoken to his mother on the telephone just before.

Now, not only will he never speak to her again, but he can’t even find her body to be buried. He has lost everything except the clothes on his back, but nothing can compare to the loss of his beloved mother.

Our brothers and sisters in Indonesia have only just recovered from the devastating 2004 tsunami. Now, their lives have been turned upside down once again. 

How You've Helped so far

Your donations have:

Provided 25,200 cooked meals to tsunami victims

Ensured that nearly 8,000 people received everyday essentials

Set up temporary classrooms to enable children to continue their education

Provided nearly 1,700 food parcels to families affected by the tsunami

Rebuilt homes for tsunami victims who lost all their belongings

Helped build a mosque that will serve as a focal point for the local community

Donate now to relieve their suffering


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