On 30 September 2018 in Indonesia, Nurul Istikhoroh (15) is evacuated by the Basarnas team at the Balaroa National Park in West Palu, Central Sulawesi, after almost 48 hours of being trapped in the rubble of their house and being submerged in water after the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28. © Unicef/Wilander


Donate to protect children today

£24 could provide life-saving salts to at least 60 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£11 could provide 3055 water purification tablets to help families purify water in emergency situations.

£5 a month could help provide exercise books for 15 children so they can continue their education in times of crisis or disaster.

£80 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

Donata Uwimana (right) 20 year old refugee from Rwanda and a Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) hygiene promoter, demonstrates to refugees how to use aqua tabs to treat water for further protection against contamination.

£54 can provide 15,000 water purification tablets to help children access clean and safe water.

£32.50 can provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for a family

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Students sit under a table during an earthquake drill at a primary school in Indonesia, which was struck by the deadly Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Photo: Unicef/2014/Achmadi

Students sit under a table during an earthquake drill at a primary school in Indonesia.

Help keep children safe in Indonesia

Right now children in Indonesia are in danger after an earthquake and devastating tsunami. Over 1,500 people have been reported killed and many thousands are severely affected.

Search and rescue efforts continue as teams search for survivors under collapsed buildings. When the 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi on Friday 29th September, it triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 6 metres high.

Children affected by disasters like this urgently need life-saving support and supplies, such as clean water, to stop the spread of deadly diseases and prevent further loss of life.

How will my donation help children?

Unicef is helping the government in Indonesia to provide life-saving supplies and services to affected children and families.

Unicef is especially concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children who have lost their homes, those who are sleeping rough, and those who have been separated from their families. We’re helping to reunite families, and are supporting the deployment and training of social workers who can provide psychosocial services and support to separated and unaccompanied children.

Children also face extra risks to their health without nutritious food and clean water. Unicef is working closely with the government to support vulnerable children.

We urgently need your help so that we can reach every child that needs us.

When disasters strike, Unicef is ready to respond with whatever children need to survive and to help them rebuild their lives.

By donating today, you can help us respond for children and families with life-saving support. Please donate now.

If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 034 9993.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will go to support the ongoing response to earlier earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia.