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RLAF Fundraised $240,000 to Help Victims of Sunda Strait Tsunami

A tsunami struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java on Dec 22 2018, triggered by a series of landslide from Krakatoa Volcano. The disaster has resulted in 437 deaths, 14,059 injuries, 33,719 displaced people and 2,752 houses.

In collaboration with all 70 mosques in Singapore and supported by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, we raised $244,146 in aid of the survivors. Last Friday, we handed over the funds to our partner Mercy Relief to support the implementation of response and post-response projects.

The first phase of response, which was recently completed, saw distribution of life-saving items such as drinking water, supplementary food for babies and pregnant women, hygiene kits, mattresses and blankets. The relief was able to reach out to 1,950 beneficiaries.

The post-response projects aim to meet the changing needs of the affected community by providing education on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and shelter support.

We would like to thank partners and members of the public who have come forward to support the fundraising.