On the evening of Friday 28th September, a 7.4-magintude earthquake and over seventy deadly aftershocks hit central Sulawesi, devastating the city of Palu, region of Donggala and the surrounding area. The earthquake triggered a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 18 feet, sweeping away anything that came in its way. Over 2.4 million people have been affected by this disaster.
Over 1,400 people have tragically lost their lives, and this figure is expected to rise in the coming days as many people still remain missing and are feared to be trapped in rubble. Thousands of people have been injured, and hospitals are struggling to deal with a huge influx of patients. The strain on health services raise concerns that there may not be enough medical support for all those who need it.
The earthquake also triggered a volcanic eruption, which sent ash flying into the air, affecting flights and creating further delays in aid.
People are in urgent need of food, fuel, shelter and medical aid