UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) come further to help the survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. It has been said that more than 1,300 people are known to have died following agony and disaster. The earthquake was around 7.5 magnitude just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami.
Chief Executive of DEC Saleh Saeed has said that an urgently required of clean drinking water, food, medical care and shelter to “devastated communities”. He added, “ DEC member charities and their local partners are working closely with the Indonesian authorities to get aid to those who urgently need it.” Almost 200,000 people in an emergency assistance especially those who are worst affected in the disaster said UK government.
Penny Mordaunt International Development Secretary utter that thousands of Shelter kits, solar lanterns and water purifies were being sent to the disaster zone.
In the coastal city of Palu, aid supplies are beginning to arrive, there is no access to running water and electricity for survivors.
Why DEC valuable in a natural disaster?
It brings 14 UK charities when a crisis occurs in poorer countries.
DEC involves with Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, and Save the Children UK.
The Tsunami earthquake in 2004 raised £ 329, hence in 2010 Haiti earthquake appeal raised £ 107m.