An earthquake measuring 6.4 in magnitude on the Richter scale struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia on July 29th 2018 with a larger aftershock measuring 6.4 in magnitude following a week later on August 5th 2018. The epicentre of the earthquake was 18km northwest of East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara with a depth of 15km.
The earthquake injured thousands of people, damaging homes, schools, infrastructure, public facilities and places of worship of which can no longer be used.
Nearly 500 people died as a result. The earthquake and its aftershocks have forced more than 417,000 people to live in camps. Hundreds of school buildings were destroyed by the earthquake and the children are in desperate need to resume their education.
Data collection states that almost 72,000 homes were damaged. Other property damages include approximately 700 educational facilities, 50 health facilities, 130 religious facilities, 20 office buildings and 6 bridge units alongside collapsed roads.
We provided basic needs food packages to more than 30 families in Gunung Sari District, West Lombok and also distributed clean water for 12 consecutive days at Central Dopang Street distribution point. 1,300 households benefitted from this program.
Your donation here is assisting Human Aid Initiative to provide for survivors in the most affected communities of Lombok, during the ongoing recovery phase. The recovery phase is looking to address the shortage of temporary housing as most survivors are still living in tents with the danger of floods during the rainy season. With there being an insufficient supply of clean water, your donation is also addressing this problem by establishing deepwater wells as a solution.
Further objectives for Lombok
Human Aid Initiative is focused on recovery programs which assist children back to normal education, in particular, those children who lost loved ones after the earthquake. The support will include psychosocial aid, school fees payment, food and healthcare for each child. We are currently looking for donors who would like to support these children through our Sponsor A Child programme.
The size of the temporary house is approximately 4 x 5m2 which built by installing the GRC wall, door and ceiling with steel frames, providing the concrete base, plastering and electrical work. The water well work includes drilling borehole of 30m depth and providing pump, pipe, tower and torn water installations.