Indonesia: Tsunami/Earthquakes - Sep 2018Ongoing
Sets of earthquakes have struck off Donggala Region, province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia from 14:00h West Indonesia local time with the strongest magnitude of 7.4 at 17:02h, on Friday, 28 September 2018 and continued with 76 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 2.9 to 6.3 afterwards...Initial report from national disaster management agency’s (BNPB) indicates that 384 people died..., 29 people reported missing in Pantoloan Induk Palo, 540 injured and thousands of houses and infrastructure damaged in Palu. (IFRC, 29 Sep 2018)
As of 1 October, 844 people are known to have died and more than 600 people are severely injured. There are currently more than 48,000 displaced people staying in over 200 sites...The Government of Indonesia welcomed specific offers of international assistance that are in line with identified humanitarian needs on the ground. (OCHA, 1 Oct 2018)
Initial reports (as at 3 October, 1300 hrs Jakarta time) BNPB has confirmed 1,234 fatalities with over 632 injuries, 99 missing persons, 152 are requiring immediately rescue efforts. There are currently over 61,867 evacuees being housed in 109 evacuation sites. (AHA Centre, 2 Oct 2018)
As at 4 October, 1300 hrs local time, BNPB confirmed 1,424 fatalities with over 2,549 injuries, 113 missing persons, 152 are requiring immediately rescue efforts. There are currently over 70,821 evacuees being housed in 141 evacuation sites. In addition, 66,238 houses damaged, with 99.2% (65,733) of them located in Central Sulawesi Province...As at 4 October 2018, Government of Indonesia had received offers of assistance from 29 countries, of which 17 countries offered a concrete type of assistance and match the prioritised support. (AHA Centre, 4 Oct 2018)
One week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) launched a Response Plan, seeking $50.5 million for immediate relief activities...The Central Emergency Response Fund has already allocated $15 million to support the activities included in the Response Plan, and will fund projects in logistics, water and sanitation, camp management, health, shelter, protection, and food security and livelihoods. (UN Resident Coordinator, 5 Oct 2018)
As of 12 October, more than 2,000 people are known to have died and 680 people are still missing following the earthquake and tsunami in central Sulawesi on 28 September. A further 100,000 people have been displaced, including more than 18,000 people who have left Palu, while almost 80,000 people are living in displacement camps. Search and rescue operations ended on 12 October, while the emergency response period has been extended for two weeks until 26 October. (OCHA, 15 Oct 2018)
Around 35,000 families whose houses have been severely damaged need emergency shelter support for a short term. More recent assessment data suggest that the figures may be higher. Thousands of families have lost their homes or sought refuge in safer areas. Initial estimates of the number of people displaced by the disaster stood at around 80,000, but ongoing assessments point to a significantly higher number (UNICEF, 23 Oct 2018).
On 21 October 2018, heavy rains triggered flashfloods in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province. These floods occur in the midst of the emergency response to the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction, and where 220,000 people remain displaced. As of 19 October, more than 2,100 people have died and 680 remain missing following the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction. An estimated 680,000 houses have been damaged, including many that have been destroyed. (OCHA, 22 Oct 2018)
Most of the health services system in Palu, Donggala and Sigi are operational, moreover, the direction from the central government is to strengthen the primary health care facilities. Emergency Medical Team (EMTs)need to attach with the PHC (primary health care centers) and DHO with PHC coordinate the EMT type-1 mobile to extend the outreach of health services to IDP camp (WHO, 26 Oct 2018)
Following the 28 September earthquake in Central Sulawesi, and the resulting tsunami, liquefaction and landslides, nearly 2,100 people are known to have died, with over 1,000 still missing. According to the first round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), more than 211,000 displaced people are staying in 980 sites across the three districts of Palu, Donggala and Sigi. Distribution of shelter items is underway, with TNI and IOM assisting with setting up tents for the displaced in all districts. Thousands of people are also believed to have left Sulawesi or found refuge with host families. (OCHA, 29 Oct 2018)
Around 35,000 families whose houses have been damaged need emergency shelter support for a shorter term. More detailed assessments will have to further confirm these estimates. Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) puts the total cost of material damages at USD 910 million.1 As per latest figures released by BNPB2 , as at 25 October, 2,081 people are known to have died. A further 4,438 people have suffered major injuries. At least 1,309 people have been reported missing. Over 68,000 houses have been damaged. Some 206,494 people have been displaced and are staying in settlements across Central Sulawesi (IFRC, 01 Nov 2018).
As of 6 November, 2,087 are confirmed as dead with another 1,084 still missing. More than 211,000 are displaced across Central Sulawesi, while many others have left the province or are staying with host families. The government-led response continues to cover humanitarian needs while transitioning into the recovery and reconstruction phase. The HCT’s Response Plan, requesting US$ 50.5 million to provide assistance to 191,000 people, is funded at 26 per cent. (OCHA, 12 Nov 2018)
As of 16 November, more than six weeks after the disaster, many needs remain. Priorities include logistics and economic recovery, medical assistance, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, recovery of infrastructure and public services, shelter, protection, including women’s and children’s protection, and education. Humanitarian response has made significant progress in reaching and serving the people in need of assistance. Regional and international agencies continue to support national efforts and leadership. NGOs, the Red Cross and the UN are on the ground augmenting the national response. (IFRC, 16 Nov 2018)
As of 5 December, more than 2,100 died in the disaster and a further 1,300 people are still missing. More than 4,400 have been seriously injured and more than 67,000 houses have been severely damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, tsunami or liquefaction, leaving over 133,000 people still displaced by the disaster and are staying in displacement sites with limited access to life-saving services. The official emergency response period in Central Sulawesi ended on 26 October. While the Government-led response is now transitioning into the recovery and reconstruction phase, the focus will also simultaneously continue covering humanitarian needs and addressing complex challenges. (IFRC, 12 Dec 2018)
Appeals & Response Plans
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- Humanitarian Funding Update November 2018 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals
- Central Sulawesi Earthquake Response Plan (Oct 2018 - Dec 2018)
- 2018 Indonesia earthquake: Facts and FAQs
- Indonesia: Earthquakes and Tsunami - Emergency Plan of Action Operation MDRID013 Update n°8
• 174,187 people have gained access to safe drinking water across the cluster (82,357 as a direct result of UNICEF work).
• 9,000 UNICEF-procured hygiene kits have been distributed to local NGO partners.
• 1,408,550 children have been vaccinated against measles and rubella with UNICEF technical assistance.
• 21,418 pregnant and lactating women have received counselling on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and 134 health care and non-health care workers were trained in Infant Feeding in Emergency through UNICEF support.
One and a half months after the series of earthquakes that struck Central Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September 2018, triggering a tsunami and liquefaction, most markets in Palu, Sigi and Donggala districts had resumed activity, with retail and wholesale traders selling a wide range of food and non-food items. Banks and other financial service infrastructures are established and functional in most areas.
The deadliest earthquake in more than a decade struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September, followed by a tsunami. The combination of natural hazards has killed around 2 100 people and caused extensive landslides, displacements and destruction.
Press Release from 2018-12-12 / Group, KfW Development Bank
EUR 25 million for sustainable reconstruction on Sulawesi and Lombok
Rehabilitation of hospitals, educational facilities and waste disposal
Further measures to revive economic sector
Description of the disaster
On 28 September 2018, a series of strong earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi Province. The strongest of which measured at 7.4 M earthquake and was just 10km deep with its epicenter in Donggala Regency, close to the provincial capital Palu. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached up to three meters in some areas, striking Talise beach in Palu and Donggala. The earthquakes, tsunami and resulting liquefaction and landslides have caused significant damage and loss of life in affected areas.
JAKARTA, December 12, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity, the sustainable development partner of the Asian Tour 2018 season, will be raising funds at the Indonesia Masters to support the needs of tsunami and earthquake-affected families in Sulawesi and Lombok.
Description of the disaster
Since the first 6.4 magnitude earthquake magnitude earthquake struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday 29 July 2018, four further earthquakes and multiple aftershocks have impacted the districts of North Lombok, East Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok and Mataram in addition to Bali and Sumbawa islands. According to BNPB reports as of 1 October, the disaster impacts of Lombok Earthquake is as highlighted in the infographics.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
Regional Summary of Week 49, and Outlook for Week 50
In Week 49, hydro-metorological hazards may be causing disruption but geophysical hazards are increasing in activity. Over the past week, 9 earthquakes of more than M5.0 were reported in the region. There was also increased activity reported for Mt Mayon, Mt Kanlaon and Mt Dukono and Mt Anak Krakatau. (BMKG)
UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018
Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,
Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.
126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.
This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.
• 121,298 people have gained access to safe drinking water.
• Hygiene promotion sessions have been carried out in 21 IDP camps with over 800 participants.
• 1,389,626 children have been vaccinated against measles and rubella.
• 1,015 pregnant and lactating women have received counselling on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and 93 health care and non-health care workers were trained in Infant Feeding in Emergency.
• 12,000 children received psychosocial support at 10 child friendly spaces.
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
CWS received 3,000 collapsible jerry cans, 2,750 mosquito nets, 6,000 mats and 4,000 solar lamps from UNHCR to share with affected families……
The earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018 - and the resulting land liquefaction and landslides - killed 2,101 people. Palu was the worst-affected area: more than 1,700 people died there. Search and rescue operations were stopped on October 12; according to Indonesia’s national disaster management agency, at least 1,075 people are still reported missing.
Jakarta, October, 30, 2018 – UNDP’s cash-for-work programme, involving quake survivors to clear the debris in tsunami and quake-hit areas of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, is now in full swing two months following the devastating natural disasters.
UNDP is implementing the cash-for-work programme in close partnership with national and local governments and national non-governmental organizations (NGO) until late January.
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MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK
• WFP is providing operational support at Balikpapan airport to ensure the smooth flow of cargo and coordination of international assistance between Balikpapan and Palu.
• WFP is supporting the Government-led operation by providing 32 trucks and mobile storage facilities to enable the provision of relief items and services to those in need.
WFP is supporting the Government of Indonesia and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) on logistics, food security and livelihoods following the 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.