Tsunami Strikes Indonesia’s Sunda Straits
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TSUNAMI UPDATE: The tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sunda Straits on December 22 left 430 dead, 1,495 injured, 159 missing, and 21, 991 people displaced at this point. The Indonesian government has not declared an emergency and is not soliciting external assistance from outside of the country. However, BGR is supporting people on the ground who are assessing and responding to immediate life-preserving needs.
Right now, it seems like affected populations will need assistance in a variety of areas. Organizations are focusing on food, water, shelter, sanitation, and hygiene. Initially, BGR will provide food, water, and transitional shelter for survivors. Contributions to BGR efforts will help fund food, blankets, jerry cans, hygiene items, and water. The smallest of donations can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this event.