Operation Palu: Earthquake and tsunami relief

by Team Rubicon UK in Chilmark, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th October 2018 we successfully raised £8,930 with 281 supporters in 28 days

Team Rubicon UK have deployed to help the people of Palu, and we need your help. Join us in this operation by donating today.

by Team Rubicon UK in Chilmark, England, United Kingdom

You donation to this operation can help us give the people of Palu the support they need following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Our charity is made up of mostly ex- British military trained volunteers and they will be essential to help save more lives, but we need you to join our mission by donating to Team Rubicon. Please keep sharing.

Latest update 1500 BST - 16 October

It’s been over two weeks since a series of earthquakes triggered a powerful tsunami on Sulawesi — and many people still need our urgent help. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2PBFQuN.

Our drone task has wrapped up, and we now focus on water purification.

Latest update 0900 BST - 7 October

We are in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, our volunteer team will be using their skills and expertise to provide drone support to the government during this part of the recovery operation.

Now, the hard graft begins. Your support has made this happen - please keep sharing!

Latest update 21:00 BST - 5 October 

Team Rubicon have been asked by the Indonesian authorities to provide drone support to the National Board for Disaster Management as they continue their recovery operation following last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.

Team Rubicon is now in a position to use our technological skills to help the Indonesian government support its people in a time of need. Your support has made this happen - please keep sharing!

Latest Update 13:00 BST - 4 October 

Thank you so much for your contributions to our project – our reconnaissance team is now in-country and urgently working with authorities to assess how we can best support Indonesia and the people of Sulawesi.

As a crucial part of the mission, we will be updating you on progress as we deploy and as the situation unfolds. We cannot do this without your continued help.

Here’s the situation on the ground in Sulawesi:

Rescuers are still trying to reach remote areas in Sulawesi cut off by the powerful earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the island and killed more than 1,400 people. 

Update 13:00 BST 3 October 2018

-    Fatalities risen to 1,407

-    Injured risen to 2,549

-    Missing persons risen to 113

-    People displaced risen to 70,821

 -   Houses damaged 65,733

-    Estimated 191,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance

All further donations will go towards life-saving equipment to help the people caught up in this terrible disaster. There is still a huge amount of work to do – and you can still help.

Please keep sharing this project far and wide, donate if you can, and thanks for being part of this operation.

A little about TRUK:

We can’t stop hurricanes, floods or earthquakes. But we can make sure we’re ready for them.

Team Rubicon’s chiefly ex-military volunteers earned their spurs in hostile character-testing environments. Today, they deliver life-saving aid, at home or abroad. Every Greyshirt brings determination and hard-won experience to our humanitarian mission. We’re a team with a bias for action, creating order in the wake of destruction.

Because we can make a difference, we believe we must. Supporting Team Rubicon guarantees that those facing their darkest hour receive the help they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

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