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Indonesia's 'Floating Mosque' Now Sinking Following Quake

PALU, Indonesia – Indonesia’s famous “floating mosque” in Palu has not escaped the destruction wrought by last week’s earthquake and tsunami and now appears to be sinking. Although the Arkam Babu Rahman mosque is still standing, half of the building is now submerged in water, Global News reported. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the stilts …

Indonesia Tsunami: These Are Factors Behind High Death Toll

JAKARTA– Over a thousand people have been killed and many remain missing after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28, triggered by a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The crisis impacted at 18:03 local time (10:03 UTC), triggering dozens of aftershocks and at the same time, Indonesia’s meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG,  just …

Indonesians Turn to Facebook to Search for Loved Ones

JAKARTA – Indonesians devastated by a deadly earthquake and tsunami have turned to social media sites to search for their missing family members. “Have you seen any of my family members in these photographs?” asks one user on one Facebook group with 6,843 members, Agence France Press reported. “I want to know if they are …

Muslim Charities Race to Help Indonesia Earthquake Survivors

Muslim Charities Race to Help Indonesia Earthquake Survivors

Aid agencies have lined up to provide help to survivors of a powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. More than 830 people were killed on Friday when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the island along with a three meters high tsunami. In a statement, Islamic Relief USA called for donations to survivors of …

Islamic Charities Appeal for Indonesia After Earthquake, Tsunami

JAKARTA – A leading international Islamic charity has launched an appeal to help Indonesians after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sulawesi on September 28, killing over 800 people and destroying thousands of homes. “Islamic Relief Indonesia is on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid. Your generous donations will support these efforts,” according …

Indonesia Quake Survivors Mark `Eid in Tents

JAKARTA – In a rare moment of joy, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian earthquake survivors  celebrated the `Eid Al-Adha holiday on Wednesday in makeshift camps. “In the past, the meat was distributed by the mosque to people in need but now we are all equal, there are no differences between the rich and the poor,” …

Indonesia Quake: Muslim Charities Appeal for Help

JAKARTA – Muslim charities have launched relief campaigns to help those affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which killed over 90 people on the Indonesian island of Lombok and injured hundreds more. “Many areas are inaccessible so the death toll will, unfortunately, be much higher than is currently being reported. There are thousands of people …

Thousands Await Aid As Quake Hits Indonesian Island (Help Now)

Thousands Await Aid As Quake Hits Indonesian Island (Help Now)

Thousands of people have been displaced after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok and nearby Bali on Sunday, August 5. Huge damage At least 90 people have been killed in the tremor, which damaged buildings and triggered a brief tsunami warning. The Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said survivors of the powerful …



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