Cianjur Earthquake, Indonesia
On November 21, 2022, a severe earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.6 followed by 285 aftershocks hit Cianjur Regency (approximately 108 Km from Jakarta). A week later, 321 fatalities, 595 seriously injured, and over 10,000 slightly injured were reported. Further, the earthquake caused the displacement of 73,874 people as it damaged over 62,000 houses along with 342 schools and other educational facilities.
The greatest needs include access to clean water, latrines, child and infant nutrition and psychosocial support. However, many interventions are focusing especially on food and shelter due to the large number of internally displaced people, particularly in remote areas.
World Vision is assisting people in the five most damaged villages; , , , and . World Vision Indonesia ensures the accessibility of its programs for women, children and people with disability.
This intervention by World Vision has a focus on WASH, shelter and nutrition, providing immediate basic needs (non-food items); shelter kits, family kits, children kits, Covid-19 PPE, handwashing facilities, and temporary toilets (accessible for children & people with disability).
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