MERCY Malaysia - Palu Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery Programs


Central Sulawesi, Indonesia


November 2018 - ongoing

MERCY Malaysia has completed building temporary shelters and communal toilets for local residents after the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the town of Palu and Donggala regency in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The temporary shelters were planned and built within a master planned area which also include communal infrastructure such as WASH facilities, community centre, temporary school, a small mosque, a child friendly space and others.

The earthquake and tsunami also left many local communities emotionally and psychologically affected. In the second week of the disaster, MERCY Malaysia deployed a psychosocial teams, that started child friendly space activities for children affected by the disasters. To date, children and families are experiencing its positive outcome from the initiatives as they are more highly spirited in working together to rebuild their life after the disaster.

MERCY Malaysia is currently working to raise sufficient funds to build up to 1,000 transit shelters to provide comfortable living spaces for affected families in the next 1-2 years or until their homes are built. Other projects down the pipeline include reconstruction of elementary schools and trainings that will focus on the approach of building back better for the local government and communities of Palu.

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 52 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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