Achieving Community Resilience One Year After the Central Sulawesi Earthquake – Joint Media Conference


One year has passed since several regions in Central Sulawesi were affected by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter Scale that triggered tsunamis and liquefaction, especially in Palu City, Sigi Regency and Donggala Regency. The emergency disaster relief phase was immediately issued with priority to provide basic living assistance for survivors, such as interventions for managing emergency shelters, fulfilling clean water needs, cleaning and sanitation equipment, improving infrastructure and public services.

In a joint media conference on 9 October 2019, the three ACT Alliance members CWS (Church World Service), Pelkesi (Indonesia Christian Association for Health Services: ICAHS) and YEU (Yakkum Emergency Unit) presented an update on the results achieved and the challenges that the affected communities still face one year after the earthquake.

An impressive video gives an impression about the situation in the area and about the work of the three organisations. For more details, please find here the media releases from CWS, Pelkesi and YEU.