Help for the people of Lombok

To all my friends and family as you know on Sunday evening we had a 7.0 magnitude earthquake (followed by a  tsunami warning as well as hundreds of smaller earthquakes) that hit the north of lombok including my home in the gili islands, subsequently my home was destroyed. If I was in the kitchen then I would've died, I can't explain how lucky I was to have been sitting with my daughter by the door, she was in her bouncy chair so I grabbed the chair and ran while the house fell down behind us, the power cut and water started gushing from everywhere.

Previously when we have had earthquakes we have some sort of warning some small rumblings or shakings but in Gili air we did not have this just one loud bang and intense shaking and power out instantly. If my daughter was in another room to me or in her cot I don't know if I wouldve got to her. Subsequently we evacuated to mataram and have been sleeping in a field in a make shift camp for two days and have now managed to get to Bandung, Java.

Even though my story sounds awful we are so incredibly lucky. Many people have died including friends and their families and many people are injured. On top of that many people are living up on the mountains with no food or water soley relying on donations to tide them through. We have gone into a state of frenzy people are stealing food because they are hungry and in retaliation people are attacking back and in one case people have even been killed for stealing. This isn't normal behavior of the people here, people are desperate, traumatised and hungry.

Please if could donate even £1 we can use this towards providing rice, clean water and blankets and shelter.

I will divide this money between different areas and groups of people and different charities in lombok helping the people there.

Thank you!
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Tatiana Helene 
Harrow, Greater London, United Kingdom

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