Joint search and rescue team recover the dead body of a nurse from Ananta Pura Hospital in Palu during evacuation in the hospital.
Six days after a series of earthquakes struck the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi and triggered a powerful tsunami, Red Cross teams are working hard in Palu, Sigi and Donggala to quickly find and help survivors affected by the double disaster. While the full extent of the disaster is still emerging, the 7.3 magnitude earthquake and resulting powerful tsunami has killed more than 1,400 people and destroyed more than 65,000 houses.
For more information:
Aulia Arriani, Indonesian Red Cross, +62 816 79 5379
Iris van Deinse, IFRC, +31 612 894 923
In Kuala Lumpur:
Necephor Mghendi, IFRC, +60 12 224 6796
Maude Froberg, +86 139 1009 6892, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Cochrane, +41 79 251 80 39, email@example.com
Alison Freebairn, +41 79 251 93 33, firstname.lastname@example.org