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Good News for the Indonesian Tsunami Survivors

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Good News for the Indonesian Tsunami Survivors

When a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi it resulted in thousands of deaths and hundreds of children being separated from their families.

The major quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi and scientists believe it then triggered an underwater landslide which set off a tsunami. The waves built up height and speed as they travelled down the long narrow bay towards the coastal city of Palu.

It is believed that more than 1.6 million people have been affected by this disaster. 

More than 2,000 people died but in recent weeks there have also been some extraordinary reunions.

You can read the miraculous stories here of how two families were reunited with their missing children who were swept up in the waves of the tsunami.

While this is some lovely news in light of what the country has had to endure there are thousands of children and families affected by disasters like this that urgently need life-saving support and supplies, such as clean water, to stop the spread of deadly diseases and prevent further loss of life.

You can help children affected by the tsunami in Indonesia by donating to Unicef here >>>

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