On July 29, 2018, earthquakes occurred in Lombok, Bali, and Sumbawa with a magnitude of 6.4 at around 6:47 pm. The quake was centered 28 km northwest of East Lombok or 47 km northeast of Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB) at a depth of 24 km. This earthquake is not a potential tsunami.
The rapid assessment was conducted in Bayan sub-district, District of North Lombok, where assistance is being provided to 3 refugee camps located in Sukadana Village. Evacuees come from 4 hamlets, namely Labangkara Hamlet, Sukadana Hamlet, Hamlet Karang Gendeng and Lokok Kengkang Hamlet:
- Camp 1: about 50 displaced persons (GPS location: -8,2336837, 116,3964990)
- Camp 2: about 90 displaced persons (GPS location: -8,2364070, 116,395,315,152)
- Camp 3: about 300 displaced persons (GPS location: -8,2453726, 116,3886804)
The evacuees are in urgent needs of:
- Basic camp items: tarpaulins, sleeping mattress, emergency tents, ropes
- Food items: water/water filter, rice, eggs, bread, energy biscuits, snacks for toddlers and babies, vegetables, kitchen utensils,
- Non-food items: baby diapers, adult diapers, healing oils (eucalyptus oil, hot cream), basic medicines, mosquito repellents
IDEP IN ACTION
IDEP has reduced emergency response times by providing basic foodstuffs, tarpaulins, medicines, and hygiene kits at Sukadana Refugee Post, Bayan District, North Lombok. Moving forward the IDEP team will distribute resources in Sambik Elen Village and surrounding areas in North Lombok.
See the situation and how we work in the evacuation camp here:
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