Indonesia - Sulawesi earthquake
28 September 2018 - A 7.7 Richter scale magnitude earthquake hit Central Sulawesi Province affecting mainly Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and Palu city. Fifteen minutes later, a tsunami hit Palu City. The estimated affected population is more than 310 000 in Donggala regency, near the epicenter. Nearby major city is Palu city with maximum affected population of more than 350 000.
WHO is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other humanitarian partners in the country to provide necessary and timely support based on identified needs and assessment on-ground.
- Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian emergencies
- Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers
Water, sanitation & hygiene
Dead body management
The WHO Representative
Paranietharan, Dr Navaratnasamy
Telephone: +62 21 5204349
Partners and networks
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