News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana
World News

CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and World Vision join forces for new Indonesia appeal

A fundraising campaign is being launched on Thursday - six days after the 7.5 magnitude tremor and wave which have left more than 1,500 people presumed dead, missing or injured.

It is being spearheaded by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Christian Aid, Tearfund and World Vision - along with ten other member groups on the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

The DEC Indonesia Tsunami Appeal comes as authorities fear the number of fatalities, casualties and people displaced will rise in the coming days.

Chief executive, Saleh Saeed said: "DEC member charities and their local partners are working closely with the Indonesian authorities to get aid to those who urgently need it, as well as helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days.

"As the full scale of the disaster unfolds, they are providing emergency relief and are ready to help devastated communities to rebuild their lives.

"There is an urgent need for clean drinking water, food, medical care and shelter.

"Please give generously and let's save the survivors."

Rescuers have been battling to reach communities caught up in the disaster on the island of Sulawesi. It is estimated up to 1.5 million people could have been affected.

AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana

Anyone wanting to donate can go online at, call 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque.

A £5 donation can also be made by texting SUPPORT to 70000. The DEC says texts cost £5 and the entire £5 goes towards the appeal.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email