A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Indonesia’s Pidie Jaya district in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province at 05.03 local time on 7th December 2016. Assessments are ongoing, and Indonesia’s national disaster management agency (BNPB) has reported that close to 100 people have died and more than 600 have been injured. Around 200 buildings have either collapsed or were heavily damaged in the earthquake. Disaster response teams have been mobilized from the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, as well as from Medan, the capital city of neighboring North Sumatra province, with additional support from Jakarta. The Indonesian Red Cross, NGOs with offices in the province and volunteer groups have started mobilizing relief assistance to the affected population. BNPB has confirmed that no international assistance is required at this time. As always, CWS and our ACT Alliance partners stand ready to respond to the needs of the Indonesian people, together with them, when they face natural disasters like this earthquake. The ACT Indonesia Forum members are in close contact with each other, as well as with partners, continuing to monitor the situation, and preparing an ACT Alert.
CWS and our ACT Alliance partners stand ready to respond to the needs of the Indonesian people affected by the earthquake in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province
CWS Indonesia | December 8, 2016