Mataram, Indonesia, Aug 10, 2018 / 02:18 am
With hundreds dead and thousands left homeless by a major earthquake in Indonesia last weekend, Catholic Relief Services is working to bring shelter and necessities to survivors.
"Our priority now is to get as much information from the field as possible for us to make decisions on what support we can provide to the affected population," said Yenni Suryani, who is leading Catholic Relief Services' emergency response in the country.
On Sunday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake tore through the north of the country. Estimated death tolls have ranged from 250 with 350, with officials stressing that the numbers may continue to climb.
In addition, more than 1,400 were injured and some 270,000 were displaced, according to government officials.