7.0 Lombok Earthquake - Disability inclusion rapid assessment report, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund

from Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V.
Published on 21 Aug 2018

A rapid assessment focusing on disability inclusion in humanitarian action at Lombok Island of West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia was conducted from the 8th to 11th of August 2018 following the 7.0 Magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake which hit the island on August 5th, 2018 in Lombok. The asessment was conducted by the Disabled People's Organisations of West Nusa Tenggara, Disability Inclusion Service Unit of Central Java Disaster Management Agency (Unit LIDi BPBD Jawa Tengah) and supported by Arbeiter – Samariter - Bund (ASB) Indonesia and the Philippines.

The objectives of the response were:

  • To provide capacity building to the Lombok Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) on basic disaster management and an inclusive rapid needs assessment through introductory trainings;

  • To support local DPOs' active involvement in Command Post and relevant cluster coordination meetings, and provide wider opportunities for DPOs networking with humanitarian actors as a way of influencing a more inclusive humanitarian assistance;

  • To mentor the DPOs to identify needs and gaps on inclusion in humanitarian assistance through an inclusive rapid needs assessment;

  • To raise awareness for people being left behind during the response;

  • To provide practical recommendations on how to reach “hidden populations” during emergency response; and

  • To disseminate the assessment findings and relevant recommendations with key humanitarian agencies for a more inclusive humanitarian assistance practices.


  • Identification

  • Accessibility

  • Meaningful Participation

  • Empowerment

  • Rights