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27 May 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is to inform budget revision and progress of the operation. The main changes include an increase in terms of extension of geographical reach and duration of the water trucking activities as well as the geographical reach and duration of the psychosocial support for earthquake survivers. Note that the operation timeframe and overall budget remain unchanged. The budget revision is triggered by:

08 May 2017 description

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with a population of over 252 million people spread across some 18,000 islands. The country is one of the most disaster-prone in the world, regularly experiencing weather-related calamities and more earthquakes per year than any other country on earth.

27 Feb 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action

The Government of Indonesia has identified a total of 250 villages that are mostly affected from three districts (Bireuen, Pidie and Pidie Jaya) and PMI has decided to focus its assistance on 60 of those villages for recovery support. PMI has raised around CHF 2 million (almost 50% from IFRC including DREF and DFAT funding) for this operation. The operation covers health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, shelter and livelihood.

23 Jan 2017 description


  • Through the Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.

  • In 2016 WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government’s programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

19 Jan 2017 description


Oxfam Canada


Earthquake - Indonesia


December 2016

People assisted:


Funds provided:


Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits


13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pidie Jaya, Aceh: The crack starts near the door and cuts to the back wall through dusty tiles, a distance of some six or seven metres.

Considering the wreckage just a stone’s throw away – where homes lie in ruins, schools in piles of debris – the crack, which teachers at MIN Pangwa Islamic elementary school describe as the worst of the earthquake damage, might seem almost trivial.

But to Rajwa, 10, a fifth grade student, it is a kind of trigger -- a frightening reminder of an event that killed two of his classmates and forced his family from their home for weeks.

12 Jan 2017 description

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) started early recovery activities to help the people of Aceh were hit by an earthquake Aceh Pidie Jaya. This activity is carried after a disaster emergency response, which expired last December 2016. PMI early recovery operations are focused on two activities, namely the recovery of livelihoods and people's homes through cash transfer programs (CTP) and the health of citizens.

09 Jan 2017 description


In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there is need for better understanding of new actors to strengthen coordination during disasters.


04 Jan 2017 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN supports Pidie Jaya EQ relief efforts
  • How to respond during earthquake
  • Story from the ground, as told by an ASEAN-ERAT Members from Malaysia
28 Dec 2016 description

Situation Analysis

December 7, 2016 at 05:03 WIB a strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 hit the Aceh province in Sumatra Island of Indonesia. The shock was reported to be at a depth of 8.2 km and the epicenter was located near the village of Reuleut in Pidie-Jaya regency. It is located about 164km (102mile) southeast of the province's capital, Banda Aceh. At least 102 people died in the quake, with at least 1,000 people injured and many more were forced to evacuate.