Online information about resources, aid and donations for quake and tsunami victims in Aceh & North Sumatra and now in Yogyakarta (May 2006) (Indonesia)
Indonesian Quake Updated News:
Saturday, October 03, 2009
West Sumatra Earthquake Aid Agencies
These are reputable NGOs providing emergency aid in West Sumatra. Check their sites for how they are helping and updates of their ongoing work.
Please add comments or email Jakartass with additional agencies.
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Indonesia Red Cross
Palang Merah (in Indonesian)
Telecom operator AXIS has started a SMS based donation scheme from all its customers. Users can send a free SMS to ‘1111’ and simply type ’DONASI (5000 or 20000 or 50000)’. So either Rp 5,000; Rp 20,000 or Rp 50,000 will be automatically deducted from their remaining credit and will be used to create a fund for earthquake victims.
Readers in the USA can find a list of some of the organizations working to help quake victims in Indonesia, as well as tsunami victims in the Pacific Island nations of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga here. They are either providing direct assistance or are fund-raising for the relief efforts.