According to the latest official figures from the Government’s national disaster management agency BNPB as of 15 October, a total of 2 100 people have lost their lives, 680 more are missing, and 4 612 are suffering from major injuries. There are 78 994 internally displaced persons and the state of emergency has been extended until 25 October.
On 10 October, one anesthetist from AMDA Indonesia partook in three surgical operations in Palu, a city severely devastated by the quake. Meanwhile, the joint team of Japanese medical personnel and local doctors saw nine patients at Anutapura Hospital whose symptoms include crush injuries and abscess.
On 07 October, the team of one doctor and two nurses from Japan arrived in Makassar, Indonesia to join the relief work in Palu, Central Sulawesi for the catastrophic earthquake that struck the region on 28 September. After having a meeting with Dr. A. Husni Tanra (Chairperson of AMDA Indonesia) about further relief activities, the doctor and one of the nurses left for disaster-hit Palu City to join AMDA Indonesia’s medical team. The other nurse stayed in Makassar as a liaison to coordinate the relief work.
The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) builds field Clinic to provide primary health care for refugees in the location affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.
One point located at the region affected quite badly And the region epicenter of the earthquake is in the village Tompe, District Sirenja, West Coast Donggala.
This location, reported a number of health facilities damaged and no berpungsi again, one of them community health service centers (Puskesmas) Tompe affected and suffered considerable damage.
Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2018…With the assets for the Field Hospital arriving in Palu today, MERCY Malaysia will focus on the setting up of the medical facilities within the coming week. Sibalaya Utara, located 31 km away from Kota Palu, has been identified as the site for the Field Hospital as it is among the worst-hit areas.
Kuala Lumpur, 9 October 2018… Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) coordinated the deployment of humanitarian assistance to disaster-struck Central Sulawesi, with MERCY Malaysia tasked to facilitate the distributions of relief items upon arrival. Four Malaysian NGOs – MERCY Malaysia, Disaster Aid, Yayasan Inai and Volunteer Malaysia (formerly known as IM4U) – had been involved in this joint partnership.
Kuala Lumpur, 7 October 2018…MERCY Malaysia deployed three Emergency Medical Team (EMT) specialists to Palu today to assist in the establishment of a Field Hospital following the earthquake and tsunami that happened on 28 Sept.
As of 6 October, Indonesia’s national disaster management agency, BNPB, reports 1,649 deaths. A further 2,550 people are seriously injured, while 265 people are still missing.
Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2018…As the impact and devastation from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala on 28 September slowly unravels, MERCY Malaysia steps up its response with a three-pronged approach to provide shelter, food and medical services. 11 team members are on the ground at Palu, consisting of medical practitioners and technical experts, working with local partner PKPU Human Initiative.
Intense search & rescue activities on the ground as authorities scramble to find people under rubble of buildings and retrieve dead bodies.
Over 16,000 people are now rendered homeless and in need of temporary housing.
At 9.40 this morning, Indonesia President Jokowi Widodo declared that they will accept foreign aid for Sulawesi in view of the massive destruction.
This allows Mercy Malaysia to widen our scope of response and reach to the communities affected.
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements and village boundaries: Sigi
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Donggala N
LOMBOK – Earthquake hit Lombok on last July 2018, affected more than 70.000 houses damage, more than 431.000 displaced and still need humanitarian assistance, losses up to idr 7,7 billion.
Not only concern in earthquake in Sulawesi, but also still continuing recovery phase in Lombok. While transition, PKPU Human Initiative targeted 1000 shelter, in north Lombok and Sembalun district, East Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat.
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Donggala S
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Palu
The death toll from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi now stands at 2,200, 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.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction.
This map, produced by NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, shows that damage. The map covers an area of about 42 by 44 miles (67 by 70 kilometers), shown by the red polygon. Each pixel measures about 33 yards (30 meters) across. The color variation from yellow to red represents increasingly more significant ground surface change, or damage likely caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
LOMBOK – Now a days, most of us pay attention with earthquake in Sulawesi, yet recovery phase in Lombok still continuing. While transition, PKPU Human Initiative targeted 1000 shelter, in north Lombok and Sembalun district, East Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat.
“Todays, we had finished about 406 shelter from 1000 shelter targeted, on August-September. and We cooperate with Mercy Malaysia has launched 395 shelter in Sembalun village, which is there were 395 families will stay,” said Ferry Suranto, coordinator Recovery team.
The victims were buried in debris and mud when a classroom wall collapsed at a village primary school.
Seventeen students have been rescued after a flash flood swept through their primary school in Indonesia - but 12 others were found dead.
Search and rescue teams discovered the surviving children and two teachers were trapped under rubble or had been swept away by the waters.
All the victims were under 12 and attended the village school in Muara Saladi on North Sumatra. They died when a classroom wall collapsed.
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
Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially Sumatra Island, over the past few days causing flash floods and triggering landslides.
According to media reports, as of 15 October, 21 people have died, ten more are missing and 500 homes were damaged in the provinces of North and West Sumatra. Three bridges were brought down in West Pasaman district in North Sumatra.
Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with locally heavy rain may affect several areas of the country, including Sumatra Island.