Sulawesi tsunami disaster

Oct 5, 2018 by

  1. Urgent appeal: Help Indonesian churches bring aid to our brothers and sisters

From Barnabas Fund.

Sulawesi’s Christian minority have been severely affected by Friday’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which have devastated the central region of the sprawling Indonesian island. “Thousands of houses, Christian schools [were washed] away and disappeared by tsunami and earthquake,” wrote one Indonesian pastor to Barnabas Fund today (Tuesday 2 October). Another email from Indonesia received by Barnabas Fund this morning reported, “Many churches were destroyed by the earthquakes and caused many pastors and church members suffered (sic).”

Although Muslim-majority, Sulawesi has a Christian minority of around 20%. Amongst the dead are 34 students who had been attending a Bible camp; their bodies were found yesterday under a church buried by a mudslide. Another 52 students from the Bible camp are still missing.

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See also:

Indonesia: UK charities launch joint appeal, from BBC

DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) say:

Last Friday, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake.

Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. More than 1,500 people have died and hundreds of thousands of survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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