Sumatra earthquake appeal
On 30 September, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of West Sumatra, killing at least 787 people and leaving 241 missing.
Children from the village of Kampung Tangah in West Sumatra.
Over 180,000 houses were severely to moderately damaged. Assessment teams have witnessed between 70 percent and 100 percent of houses damaged beyond repair in remote villages.
Caritas Internationalis humanitarian Director Alistair Dutton said, “Priority needs include emergency shelter supplies, drinking water, food, mobile clinics, school activities, distribution of logistic, planning for livelihood for the next 6 months, psychosocial. In addition, risk reduction concerns are critical.”
Caritas is appealing for US $ 1,885,740.59 (EUR 1,265,231) to provide:
Field distributions started on 6 October, with the distribution of 1,600 tarpaulins in Lurah Ampalo in Pariaman District.
In addition, 660 tents, 245 shelter kits, 122 repair kits, and 594 hygiene kits have been distributed to families in 20 villages to date.
The emergency appeal will take place in two phases; the initial, immediate response phase will last until end December and a recovery phase will take place in 2010, possibly running into 2011.
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