Caritas Czech Republic launches a fundraising appeal to aid the tsunami victims in Indonesia

Caritas For Indonesia

On Friday, 28 September the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (or Celebes) has suffered the most intensive of earthquakes so far, with a force of 7.4 on the Richter scale. The subsequent tsunami wave has taken the toll of hundreds of human lives; the total number of affected people could reach several hundreds of thousands, according to some estimates even two million. Caritas Czech Republic has therefore launched a fundraising appeal to support the victims of the tsunami as well as the restoration of the country.

The tsunami has caused huge material damage; there are hundreds of ruined houses in the area. There is an urgent need to provide basic hygiene facilities, the supplies of usable water and food. The area however has suffered cyclical intensive earthquakes from late July. Until now all efforts to restore the country have been swept away by new quakes. This has made the situation even more critical.

„Caritas Czech Republic, together with partner Caritas organizations, has become part of international aid, requested by the Indonesian government. The specific form of the Czech aid will be agreed in agreement with our partner organization Caritas Indonesia,“ says Lukáš Curylo, the director of Caritas Czech Republic.

The bank account for Indonesia aid:

The account of Caritas Czech Republic, account number 55660022/0800 at the Česká spořitelna, variable symbol 115.
IBAN: CZ79 0800 0000 0000 5566 0022

It is also possible to make a contribution via one of the following donor text message, sent to number  87 777:

The price of one DMS je 30, 60 and 90 CZK respectively.  The service is provided by the

Donors Forum.

Caritas Czech Republic is the largest non-state provider of social and health services, helping families, men, women and children, regardless of their age, religion or country of origin. The organization also provides humanitarian aid, or development cooperation in 29 countries across the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the post-Soviet republics.

In Indonesia the Czech Caritas organization has been active for many years following the impact of tsunami in 2004. Caritas Czech Republic has managed projects for the restoration of housing and agriculture, and knows well the local environment. 

Media contact:

Jan Oulík, spokesperson, e-mail:, tel.: +420 603 895 984