By Husni, IFRC
Help is reaching villages cut off from the outside world more than two weeks after a series of damaging earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok.
People desperately need food, water and medical care, they told Indonesian Red Cross teams, who drove four hours and then were forced by landslides to walk two kilometres to reach Tangga, a village of 400 in mountainous North Lombok.
As of 14 August, the overall impact following the three earthquakes is: 392 fatalities, more than 1 353 injured people, more than 387 000 evacuated people, 3 512 689 affected people, along with 67 875 damaged houses, 6 damaged bridges, 606 damaged schools, 3 damaged hospitals and 20 damaged office buildings.
Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas. The Indonesian government has declared a state of calamity for the Lombok Island.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), as of 13 August, the death toll following the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 M that hit the island of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia) had reached 392 people, with more than 1 353 people injured, and over 387 000 people displaced. There are also reports of damages to 67 875 houses, 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas.
As of 6 August, 67 people had been killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to flooding as a result of heavy rains between 20 June and 5 August. Heavy rains, the overflow of water channels and high winds caused most of the damage to property and loss of life. The greatest number of fatalities have been reported in the Punjab province where 31 people have died, and 71 people have been injured.
a. A series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug), M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighboring province of Bali, only NTB Province declared emergency response status.
Jakarta, 14 August 2018 – The European Commission has announced a further €500 000 to step up its emergency response to meet the most pressing needs of those affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in late July and early August. The latest allocation comes in addition to the initial €150 000 delivered earlier this month, thus bringing the EU's total contribution to €650 000.
The emergency response period has been extended by 14 days, from 12 August to 25 August 2018.
Aftershocks were still felt by the people in Lombok Utara District and its neighbouring district/city. There were more than 400 recorded aftershocks after the 7 magnitude earthquake (Richter Scale) that rocked Lombok Island on 5 August 2018.
The price of some materials, including tarpaulins, has soared due to limited supply in Mataram City.
544K people affected
270K people targeted
5 provinces targeted
$62M funding required
By Ahmad Syamsudin
The death toll from the earthquake that hit Lombok island in central Indonesia has risen to 436, and damage caused by the disaster is estimated at more than 5 trillion rupiah (U.S. $345 million), the country’s disaster management agency said Monday.
North Lombok regency was the hardest hit by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck on Aug. 5, with its residents accounting for more than two-thirds of the casualties, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).
Efforts to help earthquake-affected communities rebuild their lives in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region are in full swing.
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Earthquakes on July 29th, Aug 5th, Aug 9th destroyed houses and killed lives in Lombok Island, Indonesia
436 have been reported dead, while 1,353 injured. 352,793 residents displaced as 67,875 houses destroyed/damaged. 468 schools were also reported destroyed/damaged.
HOPE worldwide relief team rushed to the site within 24 hours of the first earthquake, and has been providing assistance. 5 tons (11,000lbs) of supplies has been delivered by C-130 airplanes as well as other logistic avenues. So far, we are providing:
410 emergency shelters
Since 2012, 60,000 Haitians from all walks of life have benefited from free, first-class surgical trauma care through MSF’s Nap Kenbé hospital in the Tabarre neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince.
Opened in response to the earthquake in 2010 and the resultant spike in acute medical needs, MSF is gradually reducing its activities in the hospital and preparing for closure by mid-2019 so as to reallocate its resources according to current needs, in Haiti or elsewhere.
Funding will support continued economic recovery following 2016 earthquake in Ecuador
Amongst natural disasters, earthquakes are one of the most lethal kinds due to their unpredictable nature and devastating impact they can have in a matter of seconds. They can occur anywhere, at any time and impact differently depending on their magnitude, the season, the built environment, the time of day, causing a wide range of potential consequences on population. This make them a matter of political and humanitarian concern for health practitioners, policymakers and the hazard management community.
Chong-Alai is a district of Osh region, in south-west Kyrgyzstan, at the Tajik border.
Chong-Alai from Osh, via a tortuous road over three passes at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. Chong-Alai is well-known in Kyrgyzstan for its beautiful mountains. Yet, people in Chong-Alai also experience harsh living conditions and poverty.
As the ASEAN Community commemorates the 51st anniversary of ASEAN last week on 8 August 2018, the region has experienced simultaneous multiple disasters in the past few weeks, including extensive flooding in the northern ASEAN region and powerful earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia. Earthquakes and aftershocks had occurred in the tourist island of Lombok since late July 2018, with the biggest 7M recorded on Sunday, 5 August 2018. Almost 400 people have been reported dead, with more than 350,000 people have been displaced, while the economic loss is estimated reaching USD 138 million.
Regional Summary of Week 32 and Outlook for Week 33
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake (aftershock) hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 9th 2018. This follows prior earthquakes of 7.0 M on August 5th 2018, and a 6.4 M quake on Sunday 29th July 2018.
13 August 2018 (JAKARTA) – One week after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, thousands remain homeless and in fear as aftershocks continue. CARE Indonesia is channelling assistance through its local partner Kopernik, who operate in Lombok and provides support to survivors.