Indonesia

Monday 20 August 2018

Aid agencies ready to scale up humanitarian response after Lombok hit by two more earthquakes in a day

The Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by two large earthquakes yesterday, including a magnitude 6.9 tremor in the island’s north east late last night, hampering relief efforts and causing additional distress for those already reeling from the August 5 quake that killed more than 450 people.

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Wednesday 8 August 2018

Save the Children and its partner organisation raise concerns for Indonesians in isolated makeshift camps on earthquake-devastated Lombok

Save the Children and local partner Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC) hold grave concerns for thousands of people living in makeshift shelters in remote villages on the earthquake-devastated island of Lombok, Indonesia.

The organisation's Silverius Tasman said he had just visited parts of the island that have been cut off and are unable to access any aid.

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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Save the Children and partners concerned for children’s mental health after second earthquake in a week hits Indonesian island

Save the Children, through its partner in Indonesia, Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), is warning about the psychological impact of Lombok’s recent earthquake on children, as the death toll continue to rise.

Official figures put the current toll at 91, although that is expected to increase as search and rescue operations continue in coming days.

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Monday 6 August 2018

Save the Children - through local partner - responds to Indonesia earthquake as aftershocks continue

Silverius Tasman, from Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, a partner of Save the Children in Indonesia, said:

"There were a significant number of aftershocks throughout the night so our staff on the ground are scared and traumatised - not to mention the children living on the island who have now experienced their second earthquake in a week.

"Despite the tsunami threat being removed, people are still confused and fleeing in fear. Across Lombok there is no power, which is making communications challenging.

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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Rohingya children face new peril as temperatures drop with onset of winter

Rohingya children in the camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh urgently need warm clothes and blankets as overnight temperatures drop with the onset of winter, Save the Children is warning.

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