In the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, an earthquake, 7.4 in magnitude, occurred on 28 September, 2018. This earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the bay in Palu city. Six metres in height, the tsunami caused much damage to the area and its people. Over 1.5 million people were affected and more than 200,000 people were displaced. It is estimated that 1,309 are now missing or presumed dead and over 2,000 were killed.
Working with local partners on the ground, 524 emergency shelter and NFI kits were distributed in key areas affected by the hurricane. Additionally , 4,069 hygiene kits were distributed to communities dealing with the aftermath. By the end of 2018, it is estimated that over 16,000 individuals were reached.
Belcion and Olfin told our local partner on the ground,
“The items are very useful, especially the bucket. Before the earthquake, we had water coming to our house. Now we need to go to the well every morning to fetch water and we use your bucket for this.”