Emergency Response Scales Up Following Second Earthquake Relief
Emergency Appeal: Two earthquakes, one week apart from one another, measuring 6.4 and 6.9 on the Richter scale respectively, have rattled the Indonesian Island of Lombok killing over 98 and displacing close to 20,000 people.
HHRD’s Indonesia Earthquake Relief Fund will help provide much needed medical assistance, food, shelter and water to the victims of these deadly quakes. Working closely with our vetted partner NGO PKPU Human Initiative a rescue team with various equipment has been opened a "Water-&-Food Kitchen" to provide clean drinking water and snacks, as well as other necessities such as mats, carpets, blankets, and tents since the first quake hit on July 29th, 2018.
Located in what is known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire" Indonesia is prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods. The most infamous quake, which in turn caused a tsunami, was in 2004 and cost 230,000 people their lives.
Ref: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The recent earthquake on August 5th, 2018 issued an early tsunami warning and as many as 80 aftershocks felt in the resort islands of Bali and Lombak. The numbers of causalities are expected to rise as hundreds were taken to local hospitals where patients are being moved outdoors as a precaution. Damages to infrastructures include 5,448 homes, 15 education facilities, 5 places of worship, 55 health facilities, 37 stores and 1 bridge.
Reference ANTARA photo: People recover a motorcycle from a damaged home near a mosque after a strong earthquake in Gunungsari, Lombok
How You Can Help:
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our donors in a timely manner. Our partner NGO is working with additional personnel from Jakarta and Jogjakarta as well as local volunteers. There is immediate need for medical personnel, medicine, water, food, blanks, tarps, shelter kits etc. Please donate to our Indonesia Earthquake Relief Fund so we can best help those affected by these deadly earthquakes.