Indonesia: MSF assessing needs following tsumani

Tommy Onsent/MSF

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed a local team to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia to conduct an assessment of medical and humanitarian needs in coordination with the national response mechanism.

The team is composed of medical, logistics, and water and sanitation specialists. MSF will continue to provide updates on further developments.

According to the official report of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), as of 30 September 2018, the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia has resulted to the deaths of 832 people (821 of which are from Palu City and 11 from Donggala Regency). Also, 540 people are severely injured, 29 are missing, and a total of 16,732 people have been displaced. The numbers are expected to continue to increase as there are still those reportedly buried under collapsed buildings.

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