Lombok earthquakes, Indonesia
On Sunday 29 July 2018, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Lombok Island, to the east of Bali in Indonesia.
This was followed by a 7-magnitude quake on 5 August and a 5.9-magnitude quake on 9 August.
More than 680,000 people have been affected by these quakes and hundreds of aftershocks that followed. The earthquakes were also felt on nearby Bali and Gili islands.
Current estimates for the number of lives lost range between 130 and 350. But the death toll is expected to climb due to the remoteness of the island and those areas hardest hit. Hundreds more people are injured and more than 80,000 displaced, as homes and other buildings were destroyed or damaged.
World Vision Indonesia (Wahana Visi Indonesia) has been among the first to respond. We are delivering emergency kits to families and preparing to help with sanitation and health, psychosocial support and child protection.