FIDR is a non-governmental organization working to support children in developing countries and people affected by disasters.

[Indonesia] Sumatra Earthquake 2009

Outline of Disaster

Lombok earthquake Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
Date August 5, 2018 at 7:36 p.m.
(Indonesia time)
(Japan time: at 8:46 p.m.)
September 28, 2018 at 6:02 p.m.
(Indonesia time)
(Japan time: at 7:02 p.m.)
Epicenter North Lombok Regency of West Nusa Tenggara province 78 km north of the provincial capital Palu of Central Sulawesi province
Earthquake scale Magnitude 7.0
(Focal depth: 31km)
Magnitude 7.4
(Focal depth: 10km)
Tsunami height: 6m
Dead 555 2,100
Injured More than 1,413 More than 4,612
Evacuee 390,500 78,994
Damaged houses 805,000 68,451

Our Response


December 2018 - June 2019


Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia

Activity Summary

After massive earthquake occurred in Lombok island in August and the double disaster - a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami - that hit Central Sulawesi in September 2018, FIDR dispatched our staffs to these two islands and assessed the damages and situation of the islands and surrounding areas.
Both islands were severely damaged by the disaster, but comparing with Lombok island, Sulawesi Island received more support from Indonesian government, domestic organizations as well as foreign countries including Japan.
Even though three months have passed since the earthquake happened in Lombok island, more than 400,000 people were still living in evacuation shelters or in their collapsed houses covered by vinyl sheets. Under the circumstances, we supported to build temporary houses for the victims using bamboo which is available in the island and well-ventilated to suit the hot and rainy weather of the island.


70 households in 19 villages in North Lombok
(Beneficiaries are widows, elderly people, orphans, and poor people who were severely affected by the earthquake.).

Main Activities

Construction of temporary houses: 70 houses

Partner Organization

Umar Usman Business School