URGENT: Flooding in Timor-Leste and Indonesia

Residents stand along the water's edge by damaged homes after heavy rains and strong winds lashed East Timor's capital Dili overnight causing extensive flooding on April 4, 2021. (Photo by Valentino Dariel Sousa / AFP via Getty Images.)

Torrential rains from Tropical Cyclone Seroja turned communities in Indonesia and Timor-Leste into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees, triggering flooding and landslides. Thousands of people have been forced from their damaged homes.

Because of the pandemic, many people have chosen not to go to crowded shelters. Instead, they are staying with neighbors, friends or relatives. But the relief effort has focused on the people in shelters, so many households have been left without help.

We're providing packages of supplies to 1,000 families who have been temporarily displaced by the flooding.

Each 37-piece kit includes:

  • 10 small bars of soap
  • 5 toothbrushes
  • toothpaste for 2 adults and 2 children
  • 4 bottles of shampoo
  • 3 packs of sanitary pads
  • 4 towels
  • 2 bottles of detergent
  • 2 water buckets with lids
  • 2 water droppers
  • a trash can with lid.

Each kit costs $45.

Will you join us?