Mr. Rajab’s story, A survivor of West Sulawesi’s earthquake

Pak Rajab is one of the earthquake survivors in Takandaeng Village, Tapalang sub-district, Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi province.

Pak Rajab has a wife and five children. When the earthquake first struck with 5.9 SR on January 14, 2021, at 2:35 pm (Indonesian Central Time), they managed to save themselves by leaving their house. Frightened by the aftershocks, Pak Rajab’s family decided to no longer live in their home after that, eventhough the damage was not severe at that time. They decided to evacuate to a safer and higher area. What they were afraid of just happened, on January 15, 2021, there was an even more giant earthquake, which was 6.2 SR struck at 02:30 am (Indonesian Central Time) with a depth of 10km.

The aftershock destroyed their house to the ground. They are grateful that they have decided not to return and stay home that night. Pak Rajab has lost his properties and livelihood and left trauma for his family.

Nearly 80% of Pak Rajab’s village houses were destroyed and flattened. Currently, Pak Rajab and other residents are still in camps. They need help to survive during this disaster time.

The disaster claimed dozens of casualties, hundreds of people injured, destroyed thousands of buildings, caused a landslide, and cut some bridges and roads

Your donation makes a difference! Let’s help the survivors of the earthquake in West Sulawesi. Through ADRA, you can provide shelter kits, food items, and hygiene kits for them. Thank you.

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