Indonesian earthquake, Java
On 2 September 2009, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the area surrounding West Java, forcing thousands to flee buildings. 74 people died, while more than 300 people were injured. An estimated 82,000 people were displaced. World Vision provided assistance to affected families.
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On 2 September 2009, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck West Java, Indonesia, killing 74 people and injuring more than 300. More than 170,000 buildings and houses were damaged.
The epicentre of the earthquake was approximately 200 kilometres southeast of Jakarta in the Indian Ocean.
World Vision’s Response
World Vision responded to the disaster by providing assistance to affected families, including:
- Provision of 6,000 family kits and 2,000 under-five kits
- Distribution of clean water and establishment of mobile sanitation facilities in Pengalengan
- Four Child Friendly Spaces in Pengalengan
- Distribution of 1,400 sets of school kits and 1,200 children's hygiene kits
World Vision has phased out of the emergency response operations in West Java and handed recovery operations over to the communities. World Vision continues to run ongoing development programs across 700 villages in Indonesia, supporting more than 90,000 children. World Vision is also helping communities in Indonesia prepare to respond to future emergencies through disaster risk reduction activities.