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Oxfam in Indonesia

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

On Friday 28 September 2018, a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We urgently need support to get clean water, food and emergency shelter to survivors in the worst hit areas.

Up to 1.5 million people could be affected by the disaster, with the current death toll of 1,200 people expected to rise. Rescuers are working around the clock in a desperate search for survivors, while thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. Widespread destruction means that access to affected areas is difficult, but we are aiming to reach 500,000 people in Palu city and Dongaala district with life-saving supplies.

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Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami update: Press release (30 Sept 2018)

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From our staff

Irene Purman Cahyani, Indonesia Building Resilience Team

 I work mostly on training local villagers to be ready to face droughts, floods and landslides. I help to select community organisers, who then play a lead role in helping people understand and share the training. It's an important job because people can easily fall into poverty when floods hit their village, but the training can prevent this. I was very proud that when the latest floods hit the Belu district in March 2011, there was no loss of life. Previous floods have claimed lives, but the community organiser in the district has worked well and so people were prepared.


Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Indonesia (PDF, 290KB)

In 2016-17 Oxfam helped:

150,000
people in
Indonesia