People in Wales raise £380k in a week for Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

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People in Wales have raised £380,000 towards the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal in less than a week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Cymru has announced.

The Appeal was launched on October 4 following a powerful earthquake that triggered a tsunami off the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Aid organisations are already supporting islanders by providing water sanitation, hygiene kits, supplies of food, clean water, medicines and toiletries and constructing shelter but 200,000 survivors remain in urgent need of help.

Overall, the DEC appeal for Indonesia has raised more than £12m.

Since the launch, the leaders of all main political parties in Wales – Welsh Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones, Paul Davies of the Welsh Conservatives and Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price – have shown their support and called on the Welsh public to donate.

DEC Cymru chair Rachel Cable thanked people for their generosity but said that more needed to be done.