Ambulance 118 Foundation and JAPFA Foundation - Emergency Response for Palu and Donggala


Central Sulawesi, Indonesia


October 2018

On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck Minahasa, Indonesia, with its epicenter located in the mountainous area of Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was located 77 km (48 mi) away from the provincial capital of Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia. This event was preceded by a sequence of foreshocks, the largest of which was a magnitude 6.1 tremor that occurred earlier that day.


Ambulance 118 Foundation and JAPFA Foundation collaborated in providing emergency response services for five days. We we held public services and operated a community health center (Puskesmas) and did on call services for patients in remote areas, as well as bringing patients to the hospital. The services ran for 24 hours in five days. We also donated medicine, food and hygiene kits in continuing the operation of the Puskesmas. 

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 51 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

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