Over 800 people are estimated to have died, thousands have been made homeless and over 1.5 million individuals are affected by the recent 7.5-magnitude quake and 18ft tsunami waves hitting parts of Sulawesi.
Appeals for aid are in place with work already being done:
Christian Aid is supporting the delivery of food, shelter, clean water, sanitation and other relief supplies in the city of Paul and the district of Donggala, two of the worst-hit areas. This is coordinated by YEU and CWS, fellow members of the global ACT Alliance network (a global alliance of 146 churches and related organisations working together in over 120 countries).
Similarly, requests for prayer support have been made by many religious and faith leaders, including the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, and the President and Vice-President of Conference, Rev Michaela Youngson and Bala Gnanapragasam.