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20 Oct 2018 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 19 October 2018… Wah Seong Corporation Berhad raised RM50,000 in a charity car wash held recently at its Bukit Kemuning facilities in support of MERCY Malaysia’s post-disaster recovery aid for the people in Palu.

Over 100 staff, suppliers, friends and customers across their four subsidiary companies – PMT Industries Sdn Bhd, Mackenzie Industries Sdn Bhd, Jutasama Sdn Bhd, WDG Resources Sdn Bhd – participated in the event, with around 80 cars and one excavator being washed by staff volunteers.

19 Oct 2018 description

Key Highlights
- Forty-five healthcare facilities are affected. These include nine health facilities severely damaged, 14 moderately damaged and 22 mildly damaged.
- Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) / Surveillance unit has activated the Event Based Surveillance (EBS) hotline at the health command post. The number is 08114100806.
- As of 18th October 2018, 5 out of 16 PHCs from Donggala, 2 of 19 PHCs from Sigi and 5 of 13 PHCs from Kota Palu reported Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

19 Oct 2018 description


On 28 September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake had it’s epicenter in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province triggering a tsunami with waves upto 3 metres high and landslides that resulted in widespread damage and loss of lives. The earthquake occured less than two months after a series of earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island.

19 Oct 2018 description
report UNAIDS

19 OCTOBER 2018

On 28 September, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, was struck by a powerful earthquake and a subsequent tsunami. Thousands of people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been displaced. In the event of a major humanitarian disaster, the basic needs of people are always difficult to fulfil—this is especially true for people living with HIV in Central Sulawesi.

19 Oct 2018 description


a. The cascading events on 28 September 2018 are characteristic of a catastrophic disaster scenario where major earthquakes triggered near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides, which resulted in direct damages, impacts, and constrained humanitarian access (AHA Centre). BNPB figures are available at the following site: https://sites.google.com/view/gempadonggala/beranda

19 Oct 2018 description

• The death toll from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi now stands at 2,100, according to the latest press briefing from the National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB. A further 78,994 people have been displaced and 4,612 people have been severely injured, while 680 are still missing.

19 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR flies tents to Balikpapan for distribution to survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left 80,000 out of their homes.

PALU, Indonesia - Thirty-one-year-old earthquake survivor Mega and her husband trawl through the wreckage of her childhood home in Palu.

“I came to my father’s house to salvage things to use in our temporary shelter. The only thing I found was a mat. The house I grew up in is destroyed,” she says.

19 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- L’Institut haïtien de technologie et d’animation (Iteca) tire la sonnette d’alarme sur la crise humanitaire qui risque de s’installer sur l’ensemble de la commune de Gros-Morne (Artibonite, nord), suite notamment au séisme du 6 octobre 2018, ayant secoué le Grand Nord.

Cette crise pourrait surgir dans le contexte post-sécheresse et inondation ainsi que post-séisme du 6 octobre, avertit-il, dans une note transmise à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

722 mt of food assistance distributed

WFP Bhutan’s operations are fully funded for 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our partners.

13,897 school children assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP Bhutan has developed the Bhutan Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) following a series of consultations with partners. The CSP is submitted for Executive Board members comments and approval by WFP’s February 2019 Executive Board.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

2,096 fatalities

79,000 people displaced

15,000 houses destroyed

USD 500 million in damage


  • WFP is supporting the Government of Indonesia’s relief response with logistics assistance. This includes 40 trucks and 10 mobile storage facilities for relief items.

  • WFP continues to assess the food security situation of people in the affected areas.

  • The air bridge from Balikpapan to Palu will remain operational until 23 October.

19 Oct 2018 description
report Direct Relief

With limited access to healthcare and nutrition, pregnant mothers and their babies are at particular risk after disasters. Local midwives are working to change that.

By Lara Cooper
October 18, 2018 10:06 am

Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami ravaged the northern coast of Sulawesi last month, and more than 2,100 people lost their lives. Hundreds are still missing, and life for many who survived has been upended as they contemplate how to rebuild.

What hasn’t changed is the need for a place where mothers can give birth safely.

18 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 5 May 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, MARN (for its acronym in Spanish) reported the occurrence of a seismic swarm between the municipalities of Chirilagua (department of San Miguel), Intipucá and El Carmen (department of La Union).

18 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:00 GMT

By Michael Taylor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Weeks after a powerful 2016 earthquake sent glass and masonry toppling from buildings in New Zealand's capital, work began on how the "lifelines of the city", such as water supplies, could be protected in the event of a similar or bigger disaster.

18 Oct 2018 description

The Service Request Form (SRF) is a standardized document that must be completed by any organisation requesting services (Transport or Temporary Storage) from the World Food Programme (WFP). Accurate information on the forms is critical for successful tracking and documentation of the services provided. The user should carefully review the document before electronically submitting the form to WFP.

Once the SRF is considered accurate and complete, then WFP will issue a SRF Tracking Number to the user and put the data into a SRF tracking database1.