Indonesia Coast in Shambles after Tsunami

Friday, October 19, 1:54PM

We continue to investigate needs and seek ways to help those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia. “On the way up the coast we saw a lot of the devastation caused by the tsunami,” reports a staff member who just returned from Indonesia. “It reminded me a lot of Banda Aceh [2004 tsunami], although the damaged area [with the present tsunami] wasn’t nearly as large.”

In response to this disaster, CAM is providing food aid for the suffering. Join us in praying for the many people who lost their homes in this disaster. Pray also for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

Tsunami in Indonesia

Many homes like these were destroyed by a phenomenon known as liquefaction, when an earthquake causes the ground to become like jelly and buildings flow sideways

Tsunami in Indonesia

Buildings damaged by the earthquake.

Tsunami in Indonesia

Building destroyed by the tsunami.

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Tsunami in Indonesia

Monday, October 3, 2:13PM

The death toll continues to rise as rescue workers recover bodies of those killed by an earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, on September 28. Some perished when their homes collapsed. Others were carried out to sea when the twenty-foot tsunami wave swept ashore. The official death toll is around 1,400, but many are not yet accounted for. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed at least 66,000 homes.

CAM has been in touch with contacts in the region and is working with them to provide emergency food aid for survivors. We will keep you posted as this project develops.


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