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29 August 2018

Integral Responds to the Lombok Earthquake, Indonesia

Integral Alliance has launched a Disaster Response for earthquakes that have hit Lombok, Indonesia and the surrounding islands, since 29th July 2018. Nine Integral Members have opted into the response.[1] Some Members are working with a range of their local partners already responding on the ground, whilst others are launching fundraising appeals to support the relief response.

On 5th August, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia. The area had already been impacted by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on 29th July. On 9th August, the island was again hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, creating panic among the population and further hindering rescue efforts. The three earthquakes were followed by a number of strong aftershocks causing widespread structural damage to shelter and public infrastructure.As of 12th August fatalities number 392, with 1,353 people injured and 387,067 people displaced [Source here]. 

Laura Mouanoutoua, Programme Officer at World Relief says,“World Relief is encouraged to see local organisations and national actors responding to this disaster. We are excited to come alongside these local efforts as the Integral Alliance to support and strengthen their response to the devastation caused by the earthquakes.”

Jan Eyre, Head of Disaster Management and Programmes at Integral comments, “Integral’s Local Partners have been responding since the first earthquake struck in late July. Initial assessments are showing widespread devastation of homes and other buildings, and also that communities urgently need water, food and shelter.  Our hope is that by combining the strengths and efforts of Integral Members, we can effectively support Local Partners in their timely and compassionate response.”

In the initial stages of an Integral response calls are held as frequently as necessary, so that Members can provide valuable updates in the critical phase when needs are acute. Integral Members will continue to use the Integral online platform to share photos and stories, information, needs and plans with each other.

Integral’s website: www.integralalliance.org

[1] Food for the Hungry (USA & Canada), Tear Australia, Tear Netherlands, Tearfund NZ, Tearfund UK, Transform Aid Australia, World Relief US, World Renew (USA & Canada), ZOA (The Netherlands).