Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed a local team to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The MSF team is conducting an assessment of medical and humanitarian needs in coordination with the Indonesian national response mechanism. The team is composed of medical, logistics, and water and sanitation specialists.
According to the official report of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency, as of September 30, 2018, the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi have resulted in the deaths of at least 832 people, including 821 from Palu city and 11 from Donggala regency. Another 540 people are severely injured, 29 are missing, and 16,732 people have been displaced. The number of casualties is expected to increase as there are still many people reportedly buried under collapsed buildings.
MSF will continue to provide updates on further developments.