Indonesia: Earthquake - Jul 2013

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On 2 Jul 2013, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province. As of 10 Jul, the death toll stands at 39. More than 2,500 people have been injured and over 16,500 houses and public buildings have been damaged. Assessments in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah Districts recorded 52,113 IDPs, about 28 per cent of the total population. In the worst affected sub districts of Aceh Tengah (Timang Gajah Sub District) and Bener Meriah (Ketol and Kute Penang Sub Districts) more than 50 per cent of the population has been displaced. (OCHA, 10 Jul 2013)

On 17 Jul, the government ended the emergency phase of the response and announced the start of the transition to early recovery phase, which is scheduled to last until 10 August. Provision of emergency relief items will continue, and is ongoing, in the worst-affected areas including those hardest hit by the earthquake as well as those that have been difficult to access for delivery of relief items. As of 18 Jul, the number of IDPs has increased to 53,403 and the death toll stands at 42. The total number of damaged buildings - including houses, schools, community health facilities and places of worship - has increased to 20,401. (OCHA, 19 Jul 2013)

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