Emergency aid for those affected by the earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia
Tanak Sangkar and Sambik Jengkel Perigi Nusa Tenggara Barat
933 people (407 in Tanak Sangkar and 526 in Sambik Jengkel Perigi). 50% of them are women and 12% children under the age of 15.
4,655 people. 50 % of them are women and 12% children under the age of 15.
December 2018 - December 2019
On the 29th July 2018, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the northern coast of the island of Lombok, located in the Lesser Sunda Islands province. Seven days later, when the community and the aid teams were in the midst of an emergency, another earthquake of magnitude 7 struck the island; and again, on the 19th August, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Lombok again. The terrified population experienced more than 1,000 aftershocks over the following ten days.
All this caused more than 500 deaths and 1,500 wounded and 396,032 people had to leave their homes and migrate to other areas in a situation of maximum precariousness, without resources and lacking adequate governmental aid.
The lack of assistance and the damage in the water access and sanitation infrastructures triggered different infectious diseases due to bad water. On the other hand, the communities that welcomed those displaced by the disaster do not have enough drinking water and sanitation systems, which is a threat to the health and even the lives of the population. In general, 62% of the displaced people defecate in the open and 58% do not have access to safe water.
To contribute to reducing the incidence of diseases caused by the consumption of non-drinkable water in Nusa Tenggara Barat, through the installation of 8 public water fountains with hand washing points, as for the moment it is not possible to provide the households with water. This is the most efficient and easy to maintain methodology.
Installation of 18 emergency latrines
This will provide ongoing access to fresh water and emergency sanitation to 933 displaced people in Tanak Sangkar, in the town of Sokong, subdistrict of Tanjung and in Sambik Jengkel Perigi, town of Selengan, subdistrict of Kayangan.
To raise awareness among communities of the correct use of water and the necessary measures for adequate hygiene.