Indonesia was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami, killing nearly 1,500 people — and the death toll continues to rise. Aid and supplies have come slowly to remote and damaged areas.

Even if you’re half a world away, you can help clean up the destruction and help those affected.


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Money is the most valuable thing you can contribute after a disaster. It allows aid organizations to minimize manpower while maximizing their resources.

  • Help the Indonesian Red Cross to transport supplies, water trucks, and ambulances to the hardest-hit and most remote regions.

  • Reunite unaccompanied and separated children with their families with UNICEF.

  • Ensure that tsunami survivors with serious injuries and disabilities receive the focused care that they need through Humanity & Inclusion.

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TIP: double-check before donating items

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Receiving and sorting through donated items can be a logistical challenge and requires extra manpower for aid workers after a major disaster. Learn more about how even the best intentions can do more harm than good in some cases.

Double-check with the organization or recipient directly to confirm if they did request items or that they are still in need, before shipping anything out.

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