The eruption of the Anak Krakatau Volcano in the Sunda Strait triggered an undersea landslide. This caused a tsunami in the Sunda Strait that runs between the provinces of Lampung and Banten close to the capital Jakarta. While the volcanic eruption began at 18:00, the tsunami struck at 21:30. The cities of Pandeglang, Lampung, Selatan and Serang were affected by the tsunami.
While the death toll from the tsunami has reached 429, 1 thousand 459 people were injured in the disaster. 128 people are still unaccounted for, and 600 homes were declared damaged in the tsunami. On the other hand, authorities raised the danger alert of another tsunami due to the eruption of the Anak Krakatau.
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation took emergency action and launched humanitarian aid operations in the region. Initially, IHH distributed emergency aid to 7 thousand 500 disaster victims. In addition to shelter equipment, food and hygiene packets were also distributed to the people.
Emergency aid for 51 thousand 500 disaster victims
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred two months ago, with the support of our donors IHH departed for the region on the night of the disaster and distributed emergency aid to 51 thousand 500 victims.
To give support
There is an urgent need for shelter equipment, food and hygiene packets in the region.
Donors that want to help the Indonesian disaster victims via IHH can text ACIL via SMS to 3071. In addition, donations can also be made via IHH’s website or bank accounts stating the code ACIL.