Indonesia: Earthquakes and Tsunami - Emergency Plan of Action Operation MDRID013 Update n°7


Description of the disaster

Since the first 6.4 magnitude earthquake magnitude earthquake struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday 29 July 2018, four further earthquakes and multiple aftershocks have impacted the districts of North Lombok, East Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok and Mataram in addition to Bali and Sumbawa islands. According to BNPB reports as of 1 October, the disaster impacts of Lombok Earthquake is as highlighted in the infographics.

Four months on from the disaster, situation in the province continues to improve, school activities have started again, and people have started trade. Condition in some parts of the earthquake affected areas is becoming more conducive, people have started repairing their houses respectively. Besides the activities had started to return to normal, such as offices, markets, schools and shops already have activity as usual.

However, significant humanitarian needs remain. Currently PMI continues providing services to the public such as health care, psychosocial support Services, restoring family links, safe water distribution, shelters, and distribution of food and non-food Items.

Summary of current response

Overview of Host National Society

PMI has been on the ground from the onset and deploying over 900 volunteers to support the operation. The following infographic indicates the sectoral highlights on initial emergency relief phase and services provided by PMI through the support of the IFRC and the partner national societies as of 28 November 2018.

Overview of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in country

PMI works with the IFRC and ICRC as well as Partner National Societies in-country including the American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross and Japanese Red Cross. Several national societies have offered bilateral support. Qatar Red Crescent and Hong Kong Red Cross are supporting the procurement and distribution of tarpaulins and shelter tool kits. Turkish Red Crescent is supporting water and sanitation.

PMI works with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the country. IFRC have a country cluster support team (CCST) for Indonesia and Timor Leste consisting of a head of office and technical capacities in disaster management, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, national society development (including PGI), communication, community engagement and accountability (CEA) and support services in finance, human resources and administration. Movement coordination meetings were conducted with partners. The CCST is set to provide financial support to enable the mobilization of personnel and supplies by PMI.

Global and regional tools have been activated and number of human resources have been mobilized as follow: an operation manager, a field coordinator, a CASH and a PMER delegate in the field office of Mataram. The team formation will be reviewed according to the operation needs.

Overview of non-RCRC actors in country

The humanitarian response in Lombok is coordinated by Indonesia’s National Management Authority (Badan National Penanggulangan Bencana, BNPB) and Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) in the emergency phase. They are coordinating the response and collating information on the earthquake’s impact. In the recovery phase, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Work are coordinating the sub-clusters or working groups of shelter, WASH, PGI and cash assistance. PMI is participating in the sub-cluster meetings for better coordination and shared resources.