When disaster strikes — like the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia — it can be tough to know how you can help. Your heart goes out to those who are impacted but if you have no personal connection to the survivors or to the affected communities, finding a way to make a difference isn’t always so easy.
The good news: You can help! And the most effective way to do so when there’s urgent work to do is to make a financial donation to an organization like UNICEF, which has both the resources and connections to make sure your donation goes where it can do the most good.
Many Indonesians lost their loved ones, homes and neighborhoods. The Government estimates around 1.5 million people are potentially affected.