Another Call for Help

Indone­sia Earth­quake: As a peo­ple, they already had lit­tle — now they are left with noth­ing

It’s not an exag­ger­a­tion. Life is already hard as it is for most Indone­sians with­out nat­ur­al dis­as­ters. My own fam­i­ly is no excep­tion. Some nights I just can’t fall asleep because I keep think­ing about them and all the crap they have to deal with on a dai­ly basis.
Yogyakar­ta is one of my favourite Indone­sian cities, if not my most favourite. My par­ents went to uni­ver­si­ty there. It was also the place where I spent my last vaca­tion with my mum, 10 years before she passed away.

I have a cousin who is attend­ing uni­ver­si­ty in Yogyakar­ta. His fam­i­ly lost con­tact with him after the earth­quake, but now they’ve found out that he’s okay. I also have a friend from uni­ver­si­ty whose fam­i­ly live in the area hard­est hit by the earth­quake. The whole fam­i­ly sur­vived, but they lost their home, along with around 30,000 oth­er fam­i­lies.

More than 5,000 peo­ple have died and even more are injured. Some sur­vivors had to wait two days to get med­ical help. Some died dur­ing the wait. I real­ly don’t know what else to say. The least I can do is post the fol­low­ing links to var­i­ous charities/organisations that help the earth­quake sur­vivors. If you have some mon­ey to spare, please make a dona­tion through any of these charities/organisations:

Every sin­gle pen­ny counts. Thanks for your help.

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  1. today, around 12pm (GMT +7), anoth­er earth­quake at Wame­na… and then Padang.
    A sin­gle prayer means a lot to us in Indone­sia.

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