AHA Centre Situation Update No. 13: M 7.4 Earthquake and Tsunami, Sulawesi, Indonesia - Friday, 19 October 2018, 18:00 hrs (UTC+7)

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a. The cascading events on 28 September 2018 are characteristic of a catastrophic disaster scenario where major earthquakes triggered near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides, which resulted in direct damages, impacts, and constrained humanitarian access (AHA Centre). BNPB figures are available at the following site:

b. The AHA Centre has forwarded all offers of assistance from international humanitarian partners registered through SASOP to BNPB. Nonetheless, as per guidance from the Government of Indonesia, INGOs are strongly advised to contribute cash donations to PMI’s account (Figure 1), or channel it through local CSOs. IGOs may channel their support in the form of cash contributions to BNPB bank account, or through relevant ministries and/or the AHA Centre.

c. A coordination meeting chaired by BNPB, supported by relevant Ministries and National Taskforce was conducted on 19 October, 0900hrs at BNPB’s EOC. It was informed that the following workflow for in-kind international assistance will be implemented. The minutes of meeting and presentation slides were circulated to attendees.

d. BNPB informed that a USD bank account has been opened to receive international donations, as can be found below. BNPB advised partners who have donated to inform Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mr. Ronny P. Yuliantoro at

Bank : Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Bank account : RPL 175 BNPB PDHLN PALU Account number : 75520903-8 SWIFT Code : BNINIDJA Branch : Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) KCU Harmoni

e. Between 1 Oct and 15 Oct 2018, Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) had gathered a total of IDR 18 billion (USD 448,666) in donations and proceeds for the emergency.

f. BNPB stresses that humanitarian partners must send the following documents, together with a cover letter regarding the mobilization of relief items, to BNPB ( and cc to before mobilising any relief items: Donation Certificate, Packing list, Invoice, and Manifest.

g. For in-kind assistance coming through Balikpapan, assisting entities are urged to fill out Form 4 and submit before 22 October 0900hrs to allow time for processing.
Assisting entities are to take note that their items should reach Balikpapan by 24 October. Operations at Balikpapan staging area are expected to close on 26 October. Assistance designated for Palu will have to be transported via commercial chartered flights with costs borne by the respective assisting entities after 26 October.
Further guidance will be provided by BNPB.

h. BNPB has requested from assisting entities at the coordination meeting to channel the remaining funds from the emergency response into early recovery efforts.
Emphasis was placed on cash donations as this provides greater flexibility in supporting the early recovery plan which is being developed by the Government of Indonesia.

i. Humanitarian partners are encouraged to take note on the conditions set by BNPB for INGOs supporting emergency response of Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami (Figure 2).

j. Humanitarian partners may also wish to take note on the information management flow of the Joint Operations and Coordination Centre for International Assistance (Figure 4) as well as logistics support plan for international assistance (Figure 5). For more information and operational contact point, please contact AHA Centre and ASEAN-ERAT on the ground. For ensuring effectiveness of support ASEAN-ERAT has moved the Joint Operations and Coordination Centre for International Assistance (JOCCIA) to a new location at -0.890777, 119.87149.

k. We would like to urge that actors rendering assistance on the ground to register their activities at JOCCIA so as to avoid duplication of efforts. This would greatly facilitate the government efforts in responding effectively in this response.