On Friday 28 September 2018, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Donggala Region, in the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, causing extensive damage and triggering devastating mudflows and a tsunami. Over 1,200 people are believe to have been killed and more than 48,000 have been forced from their homes.
A team of MapAction mapping volunteers is in Indonesia at the the request of our partner the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre (AHA Centre) to help them coordinate the response. They are ensuring that rescue and recovery workers have situation maps which are continually updated and reliable. Their specialist skills will help to ensure that aid gets where it’s needed as quickly as possible – thereby saving lives and alleviating suffering.
This month MapAction teams have also been helping the humanitarian response to Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines and severe flooding in Nigeria. We cannot undertake missions like this without the generous support of people like you. Once the costs of our response to the Indonesia earthquake are covered, any additional funds raised will be used for our future humanitarian missions. Thank you in advance for any contribution you can make.