The devastating Indonesian tsunami has claimed more than 400 lives – here‘s what you can do to help the victims

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  • A tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption hit the two most-populous Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22.
  • The waves killed more than 400 people and injured more than 1,400.
  • This one was thought to have occurred after the Anak Krakatau volcanic island erupted and partially collapsed into the sea, sending waves in the Sunda Strait – up to 10 feet – without warning.
  • Here are nine organizations that are helping assist people affected by the tsunami.

A tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption hit the two most populous Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22. The wave left over 400 dead and more than 1,400 injured.

The tsunami was the second to hit the country this year. This one was thought to have occurred after the Anak Krakatau volcanic island erupted and partially collapsed into the sea sending waves in the Sunda Strait – up to 10 feet – without warning. {{}}

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Oxfam

Oxfam

Oxfam is raising money to support local partners with “critical aid, helping to provide clean water, build toilets, and distribute hygiene kits that include blankets and soap,” according to Oxfam was rated 3 out of 4 stars from the website .

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Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services

is working to bring disaster relief to those in West Java and Sumatra. They have a 4 out of 4 rating from Charity Navigator

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Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

— which has a 4 out of 4 star rating from Charity Navigator — has three teams in the area. Two teams are supporting health centers in the Pandeglang district; a third team is mobile traveling to those who cannot make it to health centers.

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GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving

has a fund set up for tsunami relief: short-term emergency relief in the form of food, water, and medicine, and long-term assistance with recovery. It has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service

The (AJWS) has a four out of four star rating on Charity Navigator. AJWS has a Indonesia Disaster Relief Fund and the organization works with local partners to both rebuild in the long-term and provide immediate emergency aid.

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Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA

is on the ground assessing damage, and it‘s raising funds for emergency relief. The organization has a four star rating from Charity Navigator.

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International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps

is working with local aid organizations on the ground to provide emergency relief; it has a three out of four star rating on Charity Navigator.

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The International Federation of Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross

The has sent over “relief goods from its regional warehouse in Banten including water, tarpaulins, cleaning equipment (shovels, mattocks (axes), etc.), family kits and hygiene kits,” according to its website.

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UNICEF

UNICEF

is on the ground standing by to help the Indonesian government with the goal to help children and families. The organization has a rating of three out of four stars.

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