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At least 15 people died and 27 are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted last Saturday evening, with thousands more people displaced. The volcano, which is located between East Java’s Malang and Lumajang regencies, sent a massive plume of ash into the skies over the weekend, as seen in a number of viral videos:

Authorities are still conducting searches for more victims buried under the rubbles and volcanic ash amid the pouring rain and volcanic activities. According to the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), Semeru erupted again this morning at around 8:55am, noting that it’s still under Level II alert or “vigilant.”

Following the eruption, many residents around Semeru are now in need of food, face masks, and various sanitary products, as well as blankets and clean water. 

Here we’ve put together a list of trustworthy charities that are working to get funding, medical supplies, and assistance to the people displaced by the Semeru eruption. If you know of any more that you think we should add to this list, please email us at jakarta@coconuts.co.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)

Local humanitarian organization Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) raises funds for people in the evacuation points. You can donate through ACT’s website or their crowdfunding platform Indonesia Dermawan.

Dompet Dhuafa

Local charity organization Dompet Dhuafa has launched a fundraiser for the refugees of Semeru eruption, with the money collected going to fund supplies such as food, blankets, and other basic necessities for the refugees.


The crowdfunding platform Kitabisa has set up their own donation drive for Semeru, which you can find here. Kpop fans who wish to donate through their respective fanbase can check out the thread by Kitabisa below:

You can also help the people of Lumajang to evacuate their livestocks such as cows, cattles, goats, and poultry through this page.

Palang Merah Indonesia

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has established a fundraiser for people affected by the Semeru eruption, with their banking details on the tweet below:

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