The Sulawesi islands in Indonesia have been hit by a disastrous earthquake and tsunami. These twin calamities have levelled entire towns and left hundreds of thousands of people in situations of extreme vulnerability.
At least 832 people have died in the disaster and its aftermath. In some areas casualties have mounted so quickly that mass graves have been dug in order to accommodate the dead. The situation is particularly grim in remote regions. There are many areas where people are still uncontacted and the number of casualties is unknown.
Many more people are trapped under the rubble of flattened buildings. Indonesian authorities are overwhelmed and are calling for international governments and aid agencies to assist the desperate situation.
Human Concern International has an ongoing presence in Indonesia and is ready to bring the help of Canadians to the people of the Sulawesi region. Join us in helping the people of these islands rebuild their lives.