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A guide to how you can help Lombok earthquake victims.

Lombok has been hit by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past few weeks – the 29 July 6.4 magnitude and the more destructive 5 August 7.0 magnitude. Parts of north Lombok have been left devastated. The death toll currently stands at over 140, with hundreds more injured and thousands more without homes.

NGO’s and relief organisations are working tirelessly on the ground to help Lombok earthquake victims. While the media reporting has been extensive, it’s often hard to find clear information on how you can help. We have put together this list of NGO’s and local aid organisations operating in the area and accepting overseas donations.

In addition to the below, if you live or are currently visiting Bali, Lombok or other parts of Indonesia, there are many other ways that you can help Lombok earthquake victims. Please leave a comment below or contact us here and we can help assist you further.

 

International Aid Organisations

Oxfam Australia

Oxfam are working with partner organisations to provide shelter and clean drinking water.

You can donate here

World Vision

Providing emergency relief for children and families. World Vision are on the ground and providing immediate aid as well as longer term relief.

You can donate here

Save the Children

Providing emergency relief items including tents, blankets, tarpaulin, hygiene kits and psychosocial support to children who may have lost their homes or loved ones. Also working with the education department to provide school materials and any other support needed to ensure children can get back to school quickly.

Donations can be made here.

The Indonesian Red Cross

Donations are being collected through their Indonesian bank accounts. Not ideal for those looking to donate from elsewhere but also not impossible. We usually use TransferWise to make international payments. It’s simple, fast with low fees and an exchange rate better than the banks.

Here’s the details you will need to make the transfer:

Bank account name: Palang Merah Indonesia

Account number: 0700000116017

Bank name: Bank Mandiri

Swift code: BMR11DJA

Email: donasi@pmi.or.id

 

Local Aid Appeals with Overseas Donation Options

Peduli Anak Foundation

Peduli Anak is a Lombok based foundation helping underprivileged children and their families by providing residential care, family care, education, medical and legal aid. Their children’s home was destroyed in the earthquake. They are seeking support to help rebuild their facilities and also provide the children and families with emergency relief (food, water, cooking equipment and shelter).

Donate via their website

Paypal using the address paypal@pedulianak.org

Crowdfunding page

For updates and more details see their Facebook page.

Lombok Forgotten Children – Endri Foundation

Lombok Forgotten Children – Endri Foundation, is a longstanding emergency aid group set up to connect the sickest of the sickest, Indonesian Poor, disabled & often abandoned children to help.

The Foundation is providing support to affected areas through transporting food, medical aid and shelter. Leader of the Foundation, Endri is also the Red Cross CEO for North Lombok region. This is a longstanding organisation in Lombok who work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable.

Donations can be made here

Facebook group here

Pelita Foundation Appeal

The Pelita Foundation is located in the South of Lombok so is unaffected by the earthquake however they are working with local aid organisations to provide food, shelter and medical assistance to regions affected. Their focus initially is on the Pemenang Village in West Lombok.

Donations can be made here

Further information on their Facebook page.

Project Karma and Yayasan Team Action Amed

A collaboration between these two organisation providing emergency aid including food, medical and hygiene supplies and shelter.

There are many ways to donate, please mark donation “Lombok Appeal”

Paypal donations using the address teamactionamed@gmail.com

Australian bank details: CBA Michele P Barratt – BSB 062287 A/c 10287860

For more information and updates see their Facebook page.

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