After our first relief team returned in October 2018, CREST has contacted by few Malaysian NGOs and a Foundation for possible coorpreation in rebuilding transiltional shelters. With the help from our local partners, a team of 6 presentative from 2 NGOs and 1 from Foundation has visited Palu & Sigi for protential projects and receipients.
1. Establish a local coordination center in Palu.
2. Assessment on the location for transiltional shelters.
3. Meeting with the fisherman for possible livelihood project.
4. Provide proposal and plan for protential donors.
On 28 September 2018, a series of earthquakes struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province. The strongest was a 7.4 magnitude quake at a depth of 10km and with its epicentre close to the provincial capital, Palu. The series of earthquakes did not only trigger a tsunami striking beaches in Palu and Donggala, but also liquefaction in 3 major spots and landslides which resulted in damages, impacts and constrained access to humanitarian relief.
On 30 September 2018, the President of Indonesia requested for international aid. CREST, together with Methodist Crisis Relief & Development (MCRD) and TOUCH International (Singapore) joined hands to assist local partner Gesa Bentara in sending relief items following their rapid assessment.