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31 May 2006 description
report Concern Worldwide

The death toll in the Indonesian earthquake has now reached more than 5,900 with more than 3,000 of these in Bantul a town about 10k south of the tourist city of Yogyakarta.

24 Apr 2002 description

Launched on: 16 May 2000 for 3 months for CHF 459,000 (USD 277,000/ EUR 312,000)
Beneficiaries: 3,500 families
"At a glance"

Appeal coverage: 98.6%

24 Oct 2000 description

period covered: 1 January - 30 June 2000
During the first half of the year, efforts were devoted to the relocation of the Regional Delegation to Bangkok which has been successfully achieved. Negotiations on a full status agreement with the Thai authorities have commenced and relations with other organisations promoted. A partnership meeting was held in May 2000 for all National Societies in the region which has resulted in fruitful exchanges of expertise and visits between Societies. There was also substantial progress in the health and capacity building programmes.

10 Aug 2000 description

period covered: 4 July to 7 August 2000
Although all the pledged funds have not been received yet, the Federation operation goes on as planned and is scheduled to be closed in early September 2000.

The context

An earthquake triggering a tsunami (tidal wave) hit Central Sulawesi Province on 4 May, leaving 41 dead, 228 injured and 10,500 families homeless in the districts of Luwuk and the Banggai/Peleng islands.

06 Jul 2000 description

Period covered: 30 May to 4 July, 2000
Despite the fact that donor and media interest were diverted from this disaster to the Sumatra earthquake in early June, the planned assistance has been provided to the intended beneficiaries. Donors are encouraged to confirm outstanding soft pledges so that the full programme and assistance activities can be completed. appeal no. 11/2000

The context

19 Jun 2000 description
  1. Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Medical Team

    1) Team Inauguration Ceremony

    An inauguration ceremony was held for the JDR Medical Team at 9:30 a.m., June 7, in a room within Narita International Airport's Terminal 2. Following an opening message from JICA Vice President Abe, Mr.

16 Jun 2000 description

Period covered: May 16-30, 2000
The procurement and delivery of relief assistance to the intended beneficiaries is underway, and while this disaster has been overtaken by the subsequent earthquake which struck Sumatra on 4 June, funds are still urgently required to provide the assistance planned in the appeal.

The context

19 May 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0097
Indonesia - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
19 May 2000

Situation and damage

16 May 2000 description


An earthquake followed by a tsunami (tidal wave) struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on 4 May, leaving 41 dead and another 228 injured. The islands of Banggai and Peleng were the worst affected. An estimated 10,500 families lost their homes in the disaster.

10 May 2000 description

Jakarta (dpa) - Some 30,000 people left homeless by a deadly earthquake in central Indonesia last week continue to face acute shortages of drinking water, medicine and treatment as the death toll rose to 46, according to local reports on Wednesday.

Nearly 300 people huddled in make-shift refugee centers were suffering from diarrhoea, respiratory problems and other ailments, and only a few doctors and nurses were on hand to treat them, the Indonesian-language Kompas daily newspaper said.

08 May 2000 description

At least 17 people are dead following an earthquake which rocked central Indonesia on May 4. The quake caused damage on the islands of Sulawesi and Peleng. Also affected was the island of Banggai, where most buildings have been completely destroyed. A tsunami triggered by the quake affected area islets. CWS staff in Indonesia are assessing the situation and working to determine needs in the area.

08 May 2000 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2000/0090
Indonesia - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
08 May 2000

Situation and damage

1. The damage caused by a strong earthquake which hit the eastern part of Sulawesi island and neighbouring small islands in Indonesia on 4 May 2000, is expanding. The tremor occurred at 04.21 hrs GMT, or 12.21 hrs local time with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale based on the information from the United States Geological Survey, followed by several aftershocks and a tidal wave.

05 May 2000 description

JAKARTA (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that rocked Indonesia's eastern islands and triggered a tsunami, a local military official said on Friday. ''The total death toll so far is 15,'' Lieutenant-Colonel Agus Sochiarso told Reuters from the central Sulawesi coastal town of Luwuk, 1200 miles northeast of Jakarta.

He added that the death toll from the quake, which hit just after midday on Thursday, was likely to rise because rescuers had not yet reached the more isolated islands in the area.

A string of after-shocks continued …