October: Revised Emergency Appeal, incorporating the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, is issued, seeking CHF 22 million to enable PMI to deliver assistance to 40,000 households – 20,000 in Lombok and 20,000 in Central Sulawesi. According to the latest information from Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana – BNPB), over 800 people have been confirmed dead, mostly in Palu which is about 80km from the quake’s epicentre. Most of the deaths reported occurred along the coastal areas, as a result of the tsunami. The number of casualties remains unknown since emergency responders are still digging through rubble and are yet to reach all affected populated areas, especially Donggala. Reports also indicate that thousands of homes and structures in commercial centres and public buildings have been damaged and, in some areas, flattened. There has been damage as well to infrastructure, including roads and bridges, with communication lines still paralyzed, further hampering access and rescue and relief efforts. Conditions at night are pitch darkness while operations at the main airport in Palu have been hampered by quake damages. Sulawesi
Shelter, Livelihoods and basic needs, Health, Water , sanitation and hygiëne.
This operation aims to support the needs of up to 160,000 people (increased from 80,000 people) from the affected rural and urban communities in Lombok and Central Sulawesi with appropriate immediate, medium-term and recovery assistance in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, as well as accompany them to recover from the impact of the earthquakes and tsunamis and increase their resilience to future shocks.