Monday's 6.9 magnitude tremor, the largest so far, reportedly killed over 400 people and destroyed 150,000 homes. There are people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings who are still awaiting rescue. Earlier reports suggested at least 600,000 had suffered from impact of the three big quakes and hundreds of tremors over the past two weeks.
With the latest quake adding to the tens of thousands already in temporary shelters and under open skies, there is an increasing need for water, food, shelter, medical supplies, and other essentials.
The people here are severely traumatized. They've lost families or don't know where they are. In many areas, over 80% of buildings, roads, and other facilities are destroyed. It's a struggle to find water, food, electricity and other essentials.
We're trying to get aid to them as fast as we can. We also want to help them deal with the trauma too, but it's difficult, and progress is slow due to conditions on the ground. We thank the government and local organisations for their tremendous efforts, but we need to do more.
Meili Nart, Oxfam Project Manager based in Lombok.
Last updated 09/08/2018