Contribution to the Revised Emergency Appeal Indonesia: Earthquake and Tsunami

Contract partner: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Country: Indonesien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 07.08.2018 End: 28.02.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

This operation aims to support the needs of up to 160,000 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.

Expected results


 Needs for basic household non-foods items as well as emergency shelter and more sustainable solutions are met for 160,000 people.


 40,000 displaced households have access to food.

 Support is provided to households and communities to recover livelihoods with dignity.


 Basic health care services for 160,000 people are provided through mobile health units with standardized medicine, paramedics and equipment in coordination with district health authorities.

 Psychosocial support is provided to beneficiaries in affected communities.


 160,000 people having access to sufficient and safe water for domestic use

 Regular access to 1) soap to meet hygienic needs and 2) to dignified, safe, clean and functional excreta disposal facilities


 Children, elderly, persons with disabilities and the sick are protected and their different needs are included into the programming.


 Communication between separated family members is secured

 Management of dead and forensic expertise to help identify victims is provided.


 Community based disaster risk reduction activities were undertaken and early action “agents”, to identify local risks, vulnerabilities and capacities to strengthen resilience of communities, are established.


Target group / Beneficiaries

160,000 people (40,000 households) to be assisted with appropriate immediate, medium-term and recovery assistance interventions for 20 months. With the Austrian contribution of EUR 1,000,000 approximately up to 8,300 people can be reached, for instance with the following shelter activities:

o basic household non-food items including blankets

o emergency shelter

o materials for repairing damaged houses and rebuilding those destroyed

The IFRC implements this program together with the Indonesian Red Cross in affected rural and urban communities in Lombok and Central Sulawesi.


Activities include:

• Provide basic household non-food items including blankets

• Provide emergency shelter (tarpaulins and shelter toolkits, and basic awareness on their usage)

• Provide food assistance

• Provide unrestricted cash for meeting basic needs

• Provide emergency first aid and basic health care

• Support the rehabilitation of health centres/facilities and provision of solar energy options

• Provide safe water through trucking and local treatment

• Provide water storage (e.g. jerry cans) and hygiene items

• Follow up and provide technical support in compliance with IFRC minimum standard commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming

• Support sectoral teams to ensure collection and analysis of sex-age disability-disaggregated data

• Provide training for the volunteers on Restoring Family Links (RFL) and management of the dead

• Implement RFL activities

• Guide target schools and communities on the identification, mitigation and reduction of disaster risk

• Support target schools and communities on the identification, mitigation and reduction of disaster risk



A major earthquake, of 7.4 magnitude, rocked Central Sulawesi – a province located at the centre of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia – on Friday 28 September 2018 shortly after 17:00h local time. The epicentre of the quake, at a depth of 10km, was in Donggala Regency, which has a population of close to 300,000 people. A tsunami warning was issued by the Indonesian Meteorological and Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). The quake generated a tsunami whose waves lashed coastal areas of Donggala and Palau with significant humanitarian impact.

According to the latest information from Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), over 2,100 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. To date, additional 2 549 severely injured, 8 130 minor injuries and 680 missing persons are recorded. There are currently 87,725 displaced people in 112 camp sites. 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.

The total amount appealed for is CHF 22,000,000 (currently approx. EUR 19,287,400).


project number 2637-00/2018
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modality Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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