Gender and Inclusion Alert: Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami
On 28 September 2018, major earthquakes, the largest with a magnitude of 7.4, struck Central Sulawesi, triggering a near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides. As of 22 October 2018, this catastrophic disaster has caused 2,077 fatalities and 4,438 injuries, and displaced over 205,870 persons from their homes. By the end of October, 720 aftershocks had been reported in the area. The most affected areas include Donggala, Palu, Sigi, and Parigi Moutong, with formal and informal displacement sites concentrated in the Donggala and Sigi.
This Gender and Inclusion Alert was compiled through an analysis and review of available assessment data, including the Joint Needs Assessment and Displacement Tracking Matrix, and organization or sector specific assessments, including CARE Indonesia’s Rapid Gender Analysis (31 October 2018) and Plan International Indonesia’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Assessment. In the following pages, sectoral tip sheets detail gender-specific concerns and recommendations for action.