- Relief actors in Indonesia continue to address needs generated by a strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami on September 28
- Formal and informal displacement sites in the disaster-affected region host more than 205,000 people
- USAID/OFDA announces an additional $3 million to support emergency relief operations in Indonesia
- The Government of Indonesia (GoI) is coordinating with regional disaster management authorities, the Indonesian Red Cross Society (PMI), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the UN, and international donors to meet the needs of disaster-affected populations in Central Sulawesi Province. Earthquake- and tsunami-affected households continue to require relief commodities and health, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support, the UN reports.
- The GoI estimates that approximately 205,000 people remain displaced as a result of the disaster and continue to shelter in internally displaced person (IDP) sites. While electricity and basic services are gradually returning to affected areas, the GoI has emphasized the need to quickly repair earthquake-damaged infrastructure and remove debris and heavily damaged structures, which pose safety risks.
- On October 18, the United States Government (USG) announced an additional $3 million in assistance to address urgent humanitarian needs in Indonesia. DoD has authorized up to $5 million in funding to address USAID/OFDA-validated humanitarian needs, raising total USG humanitarian support for the response to up to $11.7 million. With this assistance, the USG is providing emergency protection, livelihoods, relief commodity, shelter, and WASH support to disaster-affected populations, as well as technical assistance to GoI disaster management authorities.