Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Response Update 3rd December 2018

from Church World Service
Published on 04 Dec 2018 View Original

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.

Roughly 133,630 people are still displaced across Central Sulawesi. Thousands more have left the province or found refuge with host families. The government-led response continues to address humanitarian needs while progressively transitionining into the recovery and reconstruction phase.

Priority needs 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.

Priority Need 1: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

The need: An estimated 152,000 people need WASH support. Approximately 92,000 internally displaced persons in 359 locations do not have access to toilets. More than 3,300 people in 10 locations do not have access to water, and 1,483 people with disabilities in 780 sites do not have accessible toilets. Displacement sites near host communities with existing sanitation facilities fare slightly better.

CWS response:

  • CW8 started water distribution on October 4, distributing 30,000 liters of clean water daily in three locations. Today, CWS is distributing 250,000 liters of water daily at 29 locations. This is accomplished with a fleet of 10 trucks and reaches close to 20,000 people from more than 4,500 households every day.

  • CW8 distributed 50 packs of diapers and 50 packs of sanitary napkins to 132 households with specific needs. A total of 132 hygiene kits containing soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, nail clippers as well as detergent and additional sanitary napkins were distributed to 299 households.

  • Construction of four public latrines (tour stalls each) in tour camps has been completed. Six more are under construction.

  • CWS received 3,000 collapsible ierry cans from UNHCR to share with affected families.

Priority Need 2: Shelter & Household Items

The need: About 67,000 families need emergency shelter and basic household items. Of these, 17,000 families also need longer term recovery and reconstruction support. About 15,000 families houses were destroyed and the land around them is uninhabitable. These families need longer-term relocation assistance, including housing and reconstruction support. Shelter recovery support will mainly depend on the location and livelihoods of the people affected, with different needs in coastal areas, lowlands, cities and hills. Depending on their locations, people need direct reconstruction support, technical and material assistance, temporary shelter and rent support or cash assistance.

CWS response:

  • As part of our initial response, CWS distributed 100 tarpaulins, 100 ropes, 1,000 blankets and 200 plastic mats to 675 people in 132 households. An additional 2,000 tarps from USAID were distributed to 1,031 households in Sigi and Donggala districts. Between Nov. 5 and Nov. 16, we distributed an additional 758 tarpaulins to 378 households in Sigi and Donggala. Since Nov. 16, we have distributed 978 blankets and 978 mats to 978 households in Donggala.

  • CWS received 2,750 mosquito nets, 6,000 mats and 4,000 solar lamps from UNHCR for distribution.

Other Updates & Planned Activities

Emergency Assistance: Water Distribution & Hygiene Kits

  • Water distribution (trucking) will continue in Palu city as well as in Sigi and Donggala districts.

  • We will be distributing 3.00010-Iiterierrv cans from UNHCR in Donggala and Sigi districts.

Improved Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

  • CW8 continues to assess water supply needs in several areas oi Sigi and Donggala districts.

Emergency Shelter Kits and Household Items

  • We will be distributing 2,750 mosquito nets, 6,000 sleeping mats and 4,000 solar lamps from UNHCR in Donggala and Sigi districts.