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August 9, 2018

Earthquake in Indonesia


Earthquake in Indonesia

Three earthquakes have struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia within the past two weeks, decimating the island. Widespread structural damage has been caused to shelter and public infrastructure. At least 2,000 people have been injured. Data from the national army has indicated that as many as 381 have died, while the governor of West Nusa Tenggara put the figure at 226, a number echoed by those from the search and rescue agency.

Data regarding displacement is ongoing but preliminary reports indicate that over 256,000 displaced people are in need of food, water, shelter and health assistance, with at least 42,000 houses damaged.

World Jewish Relief’s Humanitarian team is liaising closely with a range of local actors to monitor this situation very closely to determine whether we launch a humanitarian response.