SurfAid Launches Mentawai Tsunami Appeal 2010

Posted by: on October 29th, 2010

SurfAid International has launched an emergency appeal in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Mentawai Islands, off West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday 25 October.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck just south of the Mentawai Islands triggering a three-metre (10 foot) tsunami that has wiped out some of the coastal villages and seriously damaged others.

It is reported today that more than 300 people have been killed, with hundreds more missing. Many villagers are now homeless and in desperate need of support.

We are delivering emergency relief supplies – shelter, building and hygiene kits – and going into the isolated villages by boat to assess the needs.

We need your support now to help the people of the Mentawai Islands.

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