Displacement and protection cluster - Earthquake in Lombok 2018 - Narrative report - 19 September 2018



◼ On 23 August 2018, as the impact of the series of the earthquake, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) recorded there were 563 people dead, 1.116 injured, and 417.529 displaced

◼ 432,015 people (53% women and 47% men), 130,491 Households, are recorded as IDPs in the first round of DTM site assessment where they spread out in 2,700 camps with various type of shelter.

◼ On 12—16 September 2018, the MoSA and Dinsos of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) province (in collaboration with the University and technically supported by IOM) conducted survey in 6 Districts& 1 City affected by EQ in NTB.

Situation Overview

More than 1000 Earthquakes rocked the Nusa Tenggara Barat province since July 2018, in which 4 of them are 6 magnitude quakes. On 23 August 2018, a record provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs stipulated that the EQ killed 563, whereby 12 of the dead were in Mataram City, 45 in Lombok Barat, 471 Lombok Utara, 2 in Lombok Tengah, 26 in Lombok Timur, 2 Sumbawa Barat Daya, dan 5 in Sumbawa Besar. Until 23 August, 1116 people were injured and 417.529 displaced, while about 71.937 houses were severely damaged. A series of powerful earthquakes have caused traumatic impact for population in Nusa Tenggara Barat especially those who resides in Lombok island and part of its neighboring island, Sumbawa. It is evident that many people choose to live in tents outside their houses even though their houses are still decent to be occupied.

Regardless of various reasons of displacement, the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) deserve an equal service in fulfilling the needs. It is in this spirit, the DTM was implemented in Nusa Tenggara Barat province to acquire a comprehensive description of IDPs, the sites and their needs. The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is designed as a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route.