Project information

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

To coordinate humanitarian efforts in response to the tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia which was triggered by an earthquake of 7.4 on the Richter Scale.

Ongoing crisis

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  • Need

    Need

    Urgent assistance is required for families and communities affected by the tsunami in Indonesia. There are difficulties reaching remote areas and food, water and medicine are running out. Rescuers are struggling with a shortage of heavy equipment to reach desperate victims they can hear calling out from the ruins of collapsed buildings. Up to 1.5 million people who live in the area may have been affected.

    Solution

    UN agencies and NGOs are working closely with Government ministries to provide support as requested. The majority of DEC member charities have had affiliates and partners in the country for many decades. Thirteen out of fourteen DEC members are planning to respond to this emergency either directly or through affiliates, national and local partners.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide urgent humanitarian support to those affected by the tsunami in Indonesia.


    Activities

    » To address all needs including displacement, food, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), shelter and child protection.

    What success will look like

    Humanitarian relief provided for thousands affected by the impact of the tsunami.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Relief efforts will provide safety and security to those affected by the disaster, help to prevent the spread of disease and ensure that further lives are not lost.

    Risk

    -Ongoing aftershocks and risk of further earthquakes, tsunami and landslides may cause further damage and hamper response efforts
    -Access is a major issue in this response with limited road and air access. Roads and bridges are damaged, with landslides blocking access routes.

    Reporting

    We will communicate with donors via the appropriate channels.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Humanitarian Aid Tsunami Appeal
  • Background

    Location

    An earthquake with magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia at a depth of 10 km. A tsunami alert was triggered then lifted before giant waves as high as 6 metres hit Palu, Donggala and Mamuji with speeds of 800 kilometres per hour.

    Beneficiaries

    Around 59,000 people were estimated to be displaced in 109 locations and 1,203 died. Up to 1.5 million people who live in the area may be affected by the disaster, and about 200,000 people are confirmed to be in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The majority of DEC member charities have had affiliates and partnersin the country for many decades. Nine are present in Sulawesi or can increase emergency response capacity in the affected areas if funding becomes available. Altogether, thirteen out of fourteen DEC members are planning to respond to this emergency either directly or through affiliates, national and local partners.

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    People

    James Winterkorn

    Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

£30

could provide emergency shelter for one family