West Sulawesi Emergency Response

In collaboration with Mercy Corps Indonesia, we are supporting families affected by the earthquake and landslides in West Sulawesi through the distribution of shelter kits in two locations, Mamuju and Majene.

Project Type

  • Technology Distribution

THE PROBLEM

On 14 January 2021, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia, followed by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake the day after. The earthquake triggered landslides in three locations in the province, which disrupted road connectivity. In addition, the affected areas are listed as COVID-19 red zones with a recent increase of active cases (BMKG).

As of 27 January, the National Disaster Management Board (BNPB) reported the impacts of the disaster as follows:

  • 107 total death (96 in Mamuju, 11 in Majene) 
  • 3,369 total injured people
  • ± 70,385 Internally Displaced People (40,787 in Mamuju, 25,216 in Majene, and 4,382 in Polewali Mandar)
  • IDR 1.96 trillion estimated economic losses (USD 140 million).


In response to the disaster, the Governor of West Sulawesi province declared an emergency status at the provincial level effective from 15 January 2021.

THE SOLUTION

In collaboration with Mercy Corps Indonesia, we are sending shelter kit items to two of the most affected locations, Mamuju and Majene. The kits will be distributed by Mercy Corps Indonesia, containing:

  • Tarps (A5) : 240 pieces
  • Rope for tarps (6mm, 20 m/pack) : 240 pieces
  • Cloth masks : 480 pieces
  • Sarong : 100 pieces

THE EXPECTED IMPACT

This project is expected to reach over 900 people in 240 households in West Sulawesi who are heavily impacted by the earthquake.


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THE PROJECT RESULT

In collaboration with Mercy Corps Indonesia, Kopernik distributed shelter kit items to two of the most affected locations in West Sulawesi, Mamuju and Majene. The kits were distributed by Mercy Corps Indonesia, containing:

  • Tarps (A5): 240 pieces  
  • Ropes for tarps: 240 pieces 
  • Cloth masks: 480 pieces 
  • Sarong: 100 pieces 

THE BROADER IMPACT

This project reached over 240 households or approximately 900 people in the two areas that were mainly impacted by the earthquake in West Sulawesi, Mamuju and Majene. The project duration was one month and all project activities were completed by February 28th, 2022. 

PROJECT COST

Type
Description
Amount

Shetlter kits procurement and distribution

Costs associated with the procurement and distribution of the shelter kits and project coordination

$3,009

Monitoring & Evaluation

Costs associated with data collection, analysis and reporting

$0

Payment Processing Fee

Cost of transferring payments internationally and processing online donations for payments received via website.

$150

Administration Fee

A contribution to Kopernik's operational costs (15%).

$0

Total $3,159

Kopernik Solutions provided a sub-grant to a trusted partner organisation who is implementing this project.