Indonesia: Sumatra Earthquakes and Tsunami - Oct 2010

Disaster description

Two disasters struck Indonesia on 25 October 2010: the volcano eruption at Mount Merapi in Central Java and 7.2 earthquake in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra. On the island of Mentawai, at least 108 people have died and more than 500 are missing after the earthquake struck (World Vision, 26 Oct 2010)

According to the IFRC, the earthquake and tsunami killed 500 people and left 11,000 displaced. (IFRC, 30 Sep 2011)

Between the Merapi volcanic eruption and the Mentawai earthquake and tsunami, approximately 103,750 people were in need of support. The IFRC launched an emergency appeal to support the Indonesian Red Cross in their response. (IFRC, 26 Apr 2011) This emergency appeal received a total income of CHF 3,091,118 (with an expenditure of CHF 2,814,292) and was closed on 30 September 2011. (IFRC, 30 Sep 2011)

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