A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28, 2018 and triggered a devastating tsunami at Palu. More than 2,000 people lost their lives, many more were injured and missing. In total, there were 3 natural disasters in the area that included an earthquake, tsunami and soil liquefaction.
The majority of the deaths occurred in Palu, a City that is home to more than 380,000 people. In addition, over70,000 people were left homeless following the disaster.
World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) provided disaster aid relief that was coordinated by Stefu Santoso,WCWB Ambassador & Emergency Response Team Memberand President ACP Jakarta, Together with hisWCWB team, they organized dried relief packs, water purification tablets and generators as only air relief transport was allowed. The WCWB team also prepared 6,000 packed meals and distributed them to 9 refugee tents: District Thamrin, District Dayoh Daro, Central Mosque, Talise Beach, Sigi Village, 2 areas in District Kaleke, District Wisolo and District Poi.
WCWB donated 5,000 euros and ACP Indonesia donated over 3000 euros to assist in the disaster aid relief efforts. The participating WCWB chefs and young chefs outside of the City also paid their own flights and travel expenses.
World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by Worldchefs. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer Chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters.
If you would like to join us in support of this and other disaster aid relief efforts, please visit: https://www.worldchefswithoutborders.org/stories
For further information on World Chefs Without Borders, please contact: Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman at WCWB@worldchefs.org