American Jewish World Service responds to May 27 Indonesian earthquake

May 28, 2006 at 11:09 am | Posted in Get Involved | Leave a comment

(Reliefweb) A major earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck the densely populated city of Yogyakarta at 5:45 am Saturday, May 27. Current death estimates are now at 4,600 and rising. An additional 20,000 people are injured and 200,000 people are now homeless. This is the first disaster to strike Indonesia since the 2004 tsnumai.

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) will be working in conjunction with our 14 local non-governmental partner organizations and with several larger international relief organizations to give immediate aid to the victims and then to help develop more long term planning to create sustainable mechanisms for survival and reconstruction. AJWS is currently asking for donations.


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