Indonesia Tsunami Update: Message of solidarity

23 Dec 18

At least 220 people have been killed and 843 people injured on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra when a tsunami struck areas around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday following a sub-sea landslide caused by a volcanic eruption.

Caritas Australia's Asia and Humanitarian Emergencies staff have contacted our partners in Indonesia, who are monitoring the situation closely. 

We expect to have more news in the coming days, including information on the scale of the disaster and how our network will respond.

Caritas Australia would like to express our solidarity with our partners, friends and neighbours in Indonesia during this difficult time.  You will remain in our hearts.

Australians who wish to support in the response, can do so through our Asia Emergency Appeal.

This is the second tsunami to have struck Indonesia in three months, following an earthquake and tsunami which struck off Sulawesi in late September 2018.

For more information on how Caritas Australia and our partners responded following the September disaster, please read the following articles: