One Nation is providing emergency assistance after a series of tsunami waves struck Sunda Strait, which connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean at the tip of Sumatra and Java at 9.30pm on 22nd December.
The powerful waves, with heights of 30 to 90cm, caused deaths, injuries and extensive damage on both sides of the strait. One of the worst affected areas was in Banten province on Java, where the disaster struck the seaside area of Pandeglang during peak holiday season when it was crowded with tourists.
Officials say the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides after Anak Krakatau volcano erupted.
As of the afternoon of 23rd December local time, the death toll was over 200 with over 800 people injured and 30 missing. A total of 558 houses, 9 hotels, dozens of houses, cars and boats were heavily damaged.
Casualties are expected to rise as assessments come in.
Our teams will deliver emergency packs consisting of food, water, blankets and other essentials to those affected. We will provide further assistance based on the assessments currently under way.
On September 28, 2018, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Donggala District and Palu City in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) deep and approximately 27 km (17 miles) east of Donggala. The earthquake caused a tsunami in coastal areas, with surges as high as 20 feet.
One Nation working with the Indonesian authorities are working to get food and life-saving aid to victims. There are more than 1,500 confirmed fatalities and the death toll is expected to climb as some affected areas are still unreachable and communication networks are down. The Governor of Central Sulawesi declared an emergency response period of 14 days, extending until October 11, 2018. The president of Indonesia has visited the disaster zone twice this week and has directed emergency response task force to deploy additional support.
The Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), regional disaster management agency, military, police and other government agencies are coordinating the response effort and collecting information on the impact of the earthquake and tsunami. The most pressing needs are search and rescue operations, ready-to-eat food, basic medicines, psychosocial support, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
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