On September 30th a 7.6-magnitude quake struck Padang. The quake toppled buildings and sparked fires across the city - home to nearly 900,000 people. The official death toll passed 500 for the first time, hitting 529 with 105 seriously injured, but those numbers were expected to soar as the full scale of the tragedy unfolds. In Jambi provincial district of Kerinci 600 houses are reported to have collapsed. CHF will immediately begin shelter work in Sumatra to respond.
A local assessment team is currently conducting a rapid assessment of the situation over the next few days. As soon as conditions allow CHF will help people rebuild and repair their homes and rebuild critical community and sanitation infrastructure.
CHF Indonesia has a good reputation responding to emergencies in Indonesia and we are well positioned to respond to this crisis. CHF's innovative transitional shelters provide a durable solution in comparison to tents and tarpaulins.