Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami – Update 5


Based on the latest development as on 3 October 2018, international USAR teams are requested to stand down, while the need for international EMTs will be re-assessed by relevant authorities. Body bags are urgently needs for cadaver management, and non-food items, the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) will make recommendations based on the coordination meeting with BNPB yesterday.
Subsequent stage of coordinated assessment will be done led by BNPB with support of ERAT and other partners. A meeting of Information Management Working Group is scheduled on 3 October to deliberate coordinated assessment methodology. It has been informed that Balikpapan Airport is proposed as the staging area for incoming international assistance into Palu.

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