Indonesia Earthquake - December 2016
Earthquake - Indonesia
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits
Earthquake hits Aceh Province in Indonesia
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on December 7, 2016, killing at least 102 people, injuring more than 600 and displacing more than 80,000 people in the province of Aceh, on the northwestern tip of Sumatra. Estimates show the earthquake damaged more than 11,500 houses, 160 store houses, 64 mosques, 94 meunasah, 10 government offices and 16 education facilities.
Thousands of homes were damaged, resulting in many families left sleeping outdoors, in makeshift shelters or in meunasah (community gathering areas). The earthquake also compromised clean water from community-drilled wells and sanitation facilities, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children, and improve their ability to access potable water
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $112,500
Humanitarian Coalition $15,000
Oxfam Canada $22,500