IDEP Foundation

Palu and Donggala Emergency Response

Together with IDEP Foundation you can help provide emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi, on Friday (28/9) afternoon.

That afternoon, a series of earthquakes including a 7.5 on the Richter Scale that triggered a tsunami of at least 1.5m hit Palu and Donggala very bad. The quakes and tsunami have left the two cities severely damaged. Up to 30 September, 832 people were reported dead, more than 540 injured and many people still missing. The airport has been reopened for aid only despite major damage to the buildings.

The situation on one side of Palu after the tsunami (Photo: Posko Lapangan WALHI - Relawan Poso)

Donggala: Currently Donggala is without power, and telecommunications infrastructure was damaged making it difficult to communicate needs to the outside world or contact loved ones. Many are currently evacuating with others still scattered in open areas awaiting the all clear from relevant parties. Logistics have also been hampered by damaged roads and the telecommunications issues.

Palu: The situation in Palu is similar with thousands evacuating to avoid further shocks or tsunamis and there are reports of 386 people killed and thousands more injured (Source: Basarnas).

People in Palu are evacuating in open spaces to anticipate aftershocks (Photo: Posko Lapangan WALHI - Relawan Poso)

And now, while this message is reaching you, 16.732 people who survived are still living in a very limited situation spread over in 24 evacuation points for uncertain time. Help us to provide for them the very basic needs by donating through:

Currently, the “Poso Volunteer Team” (Emergency Response team from the neighbouring town of Poso) consists of Yayasan Pribumi Alam Lestari (YPAL)/IDEP Foundation, KPA Tarpesis, and Student Groups from Sintuwu Maroso Poso University.

The Main Emergency Response (ER) Coordination Post has been established at the YPAL Office: JL Ki Hajar Dewantoro, Lombugia Village, Utara Sub District, Poso Kota. Currently the coordination post is used as transit logistics assistance from the Luwuk-Ampana and Tentena regions.

Priority items for distribution are:

  • – Refuge tents / Tarps
  • – Drinking Water and Clean Water
  • – Healthy food
  • – Blankets
  • – Sanitation supplies
  • – insect repellent

IDEP Emergency Relief period: one month (up to October 30, 2018) to supply basic emergency items for affected families.

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Your help would be really appreciated. Thank you.