MEDIA RELEASE – THOUSANDS DISPLACED IN POTENTIAL VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Mount Agung, located in the north-east of Bali, Indonesia has in the past week increased in seismic activity, indicating a potential eruption. As of the 23rd of September, 2017, the Indonesian Government have raised the warning level for the island to level 4, the highest warning level available. Communities and villages within a 12 kilometre radius of Mount Agung have commenced evacuations, displacing thousands of people from their homes.

Handle With Care International are currently meeting with their local medical partners in Bali and have already commenced preparations to help those affected by displacement by providing items such as food, drinking water, blankets, a power generator, and tents. We are also attempting to set up a mobile medical clinic which will incorporate a burns unit and oxygen facilities. As with any emergency, these resources need to be provided as soon as possible for maximum impact.

Donations are being urgently sought to help fund these resources as quickly as possible and can be made to Handle With Care International via their website http://www.hwci.org.au

Handle With Care International is a registered Australian charity and donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

Donation Link: http://www.hwci.org.au/donating-to-handle-with-care-international/

The projected lava flow areas from Mount Agung's potential eruption  Source: www.bnpb.go.id

The projected lava flow areas from Mount Agung’s potential eruption
Source: www.bnpb.go.id

By Simon Cottrill

Simon Cottrill

President of Handle With Care International