Statement attributable to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Indonesia Mr.
Jakarta, 9 October 2009 - Today, the humanitarian community in close consultation with the Government of Indonesia locally launched a US$ 38 million humanitarian response plan to further complement the Government's efforts in meeting the humanitarian needs of communities affected by the West Sumatra earthquake.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On September 30, 2009 at 17:16, a powerful earthquake struck off the western Sumatra coast in Indonesia, measuring 7.6 degrees on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was 45 kilometres westnorthwest of the port city of Padang, Sumatra (population approximately 900,000 people). A second quake measuring 6.2 occurred 22 minutes later.
Jakarta, 2 October 2007 - The United Nations (UN) is working with the Government of Indonesia to provide assistance to the people of West Sumatera, and to coordinate the relief efforts of the international humanitarian community.
Within 24 hours of the earthquake which struck West Sumatera on 30 September, causing severe loss of life and extensive damage, the Government of Indonesia responded swiftly and effectively in mounting emergency relief efforts, indicating also that it would accept the help offered by many governments and international organizations.
The UN system in …