Caritas Assisting Earthquake-struck Indonesia
The people of Indonesians suffer from two earthquakes, July 29 and Aug. 5, in the Lombok Island, claiming some 130 lives, leaving hundreds wounded and some 20,000 homeless. Rescuers are still digging to save victims in the rubble. The most urgent needs, rescuers ask for are water, food, medicines, blankets and ready-made meals, reported L’Osservatore Romano.
Indonesia is a country of high earthquake intensity because it’s found on the so-called ring of fire, the fault line that runs all around the Pacific Ocean, of which more than half of the active volcanoes in the world form part, above sea level.