Central Sulawesi Earthquake, Tsunami, and Liquefaction: Population Needs - Multi-Sector Needs Assessment: Population/Regency/City Profiles, February 2019 [EN/ID]
Background and methodology
Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake on 28 September, 2018, large parts of Palu, Donggala, Sigi, and Parigi Moutong regencies in Central Sulawesi province were destroyed by earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction events. As of 10 December 2018, approximately 2,101 people have been killed, 1,373 are missing, and an estimated 133,631 individuals were displaced in informal settlements.1 An estimated 15,000 houses have been destroyed and another 17,000 heavily damaged. However, four months after the initial disaster, there is still very little understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of the affected population in Central Sulawesi Province.
To fill this gap, a Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) was conducted by Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) and Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu (UNISMUH) with oversight from the Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos) and technical support from REACH, in 38 of 62 sub-districts in the four affected regencies of Central Sulawesi Province.
A sample of 4264 out of a total population of 253,926 households were surveyed across the four affected regencies between 22 January and 6 February 2019.2 Results were weighted by population and generalizable to the crisis level with 99% confidence level and 2% margin of error.