AHA Centre Situation Update No. 15 - FINAL: M 7.4 Earthquake and Tsunami, Sulawesi, Indonesia - Friday, 26 October 2018, 12:00 hrs (UTC+7)

  1. HIGHLIGHTS

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: https://sites.google.com/view/gempadonggala/beranda

b. The AHA Centre has closed the portal for receiving the offers of assistance. 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. 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 kantorsahli@kemlu.go.id).
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

d. Between 1 Oct and 15 Oct 2018, Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) had gathered a total of IDR 31.5 billion (USD 716,684) in donations and proceeds for the emergency.

e. BNPB stresses that humanitarian partners must send the following documents, together with a cover letter regarding the mobilization of relief items, to BNPB (ksibnpb@gmail.com and cc to eoc@ahacentre.org) before mobilising any relief items: Donation Certificate, Packing list, Invoice, and Manifest.

f. Operations at Balikpapan staging area will 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.

g. 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.