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.
- 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).
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 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.
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
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 28, when an earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, followed by a tsunami in the Palu Bay, the TSF teams did not hesitate for a second. It was imperative to leave as quickly as possible. In less than 24 hours our first ICT experts landed in Jakarta. Their arrival at the most affected areas, by road, took longer, but despite this, TSF was the first international NGO on site. Sébastien Latouille, our head of mission, reports: "This allowed us to quickly set up a connection in time for the coordination of humanitarian aid at the highest level.
Palu / Geneva, 18 October 2018 - Three weeks after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sulawesi on 28 September, a massive effort is under way to distribute 215 metric tons of relief items (equivalent to the weight of 107 medium-sized cars) before monsoon rain sets in.