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Emergency Aid after Earthquake in Indonesia

A destroyed residential building in Sukoanyar on the Indonesian island of Java. (Photo: GKJW)

With emergency aid totaling 15,000 euros, the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, the Evangelical Church of Westphalia and the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) are supporting the Christian Church of East Java (GKJW) in Indonesia in dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake in East Java, Indonesia, on April 10, 2021. The earthquake reached a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale and had a particular impact on the eighth-largest island city of Malang.

Many buildings were destroyed

At least eight people were killed and dozens injured as a result of the earthquake and several aftershocks on April 11, 2021. 1,300 buildings were destroyed by the strong tremors, including twelve church buildings and three community centers of the GKJW Church. A total of 21 congregations in two church districts were affected.

The local UEM church provides emergency aid

The GKJW Church is providing immediate relief by providing meals to victims, organizing volunteers for cleanup efforts, and other logistical tasks such as distributing food and tents. A church emergency chaplaincy team is on the ground helping with trauma recovery. The UEM member church, which is located in Muslim-majority Java, is caring for the affected people, regardless of their religious affiliation.

The GKJW is asking partner churches for quick financial support to continue its diaconal emergency and reconstruction aid for the victims of the earthquake in southeast Java.

Donations to:

UEM Germany:

  • KD-Bank eG, IBAN DE 45 3506 0190 0009 0909 08, Keyword: Emergency Aid for East Java

UEM Asia:

  • Bank BNI - account# 0128002447 - Swift code: BNINIDJAMDN, Keyword: Emergency Aid for East Java

UEM Africa:

  • CRDB BANK PLC - branch: 3319 - account# 1950299692300 - Swift code: CORUTZTZ, Keyword: Emergency Aid for East Java

Martina Pauly (UEM Press Officer)


IBAN: DE45 3506 0190 0009 0909 08