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

Disaster Type Earthquake(Magnitude 7.5)
Date September 30, 2009
Location West Sumatra province, Indonesia
Loss and Damage Death 1,115, Injured 2,902   Damaged house: over 200,000

Our Response


September 2009- April 2010


West Sumatra Province, Indonesia

Activity Summary

We dispatched our staffs to Padang city in one week after the quake and assessed damages and situation of the city and surrounding areas. There were many houses collapsed and flattened out on the ground as most houses in the mountainous area had weak structure in sustaining roofs by concrete walls without columns. Victims were living in fear and anxiety in scarcely remained buildings. Based on our survey, we supported necessary items to victims swiftly.


Victims of the Sumatra Earthquake 2009(approx. 420 families) and approx. 2,000 school children in Padang Pariaman Province

Main Activities

Distribution of tents and blankets
・Tent 200
・Blanket 500
Provision of school supplies
2,000 sets
(6 notebooks, 3 pencils, 3 ballpoint pens, 1 eraser, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler and 1 backpack)
Temporary housing

Partner Organization

Dompet Dhuafa