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Humanity First Disaster Relief set up 24/7 Food Kitchen in Pombewe, Palu, Central Sulawesi

Progress Report 13/10/2018

After the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on the 28th of September 2018, Humanity First Indonesia mobilised its Disaster Relief team who have been on the ground in Palu, Central Sulawesi Province, providing Medical, Psychological / Social and Food assistance to the local IDP’s..  


Humanity First Indonesia is continuing to work with BNPB (Indonesia National Disaster Management Board) to help overcome local issues and have agreed to relocate their open kitchen just outside the camp in Pombewe. Earlier assessment carried out estimated supporting 5000 IDPs and providing 2000 meals per day. Since moving to Pombewe and carrying out further assessments the estimated figure has been revised to 300 meals per day.

Humanity First Indonesia is continuing to work with BNPB (Indonesia National Disaster Management Board) and provide on the ground assessment on the needs of the IDP’s. The figures are subject to change as per BNPB guidance.

HF Public Kitchen in Pombewe, Palu 

  Although, conditions have continued to improve in Palu, Dongala & Sigi, however assessments have determined the need for the open kitchen for at least the next 10 days. Additional team members who will assist in the open kitchen have arrived from Jakarta.


  Additional HF Team leaving Jakarta for Palu    

Humanity First Indonesia are considering sending a team to offer specialist psychological trauma support and therapy who will be accompanied by other partner organisations.


Arrangements to replace the current medical team are being made who will withdraw on the 13th October.


Current reports as of 12th October indicate:

2,088 official deaths

79,000 people displaced

4,600 major injuries

67,000 houses damaged

680 reported missing

2,700 damaged schools

20 damaged health facilities


(Source: BNPB, ECHO, UN, The AHA Centre)

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Note that these figures may increase in due course as assessment continues.

Data Reference: AHA Centre, BNPB Indonesia, UNICEF, AFP, AP.

Pictures are taken from BNPB and Humanity First Indonesia