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Indonesia Tsunami Survivors Need Our Help

Indonesia Tsunami Survivors Need Our Help

More than 220 people have been reportedly killed and hundreds injured after a tsunami, apparently triggered by a volcano eruption, hit the coast of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, The BBC reported. The powerful waves, with heights of 30 to 90cm, have caused extensive damage on both sides of the strait. International media also reported that many people are …

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 …

UK Islamic Charity Responds to Emergency in Indonesia After Tsunami

PALU – Following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake which triggered a 6-meter tsunami on 29 September in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia, a British Muslim charity has sent a team to help some of the 191,000 people urgently in need of humanitarian assistance, Relief Web reported on October 2. Muslim Aid UK has sent its Head of …

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 …

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 …



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