On Sunday 5th August 2018 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Lombok in Indonesia, killing nearly 100 people and leaving at least 20,000 people in need of shelter.

"EARTHQUAKE – LOMBOK, INDONESIA"

As I am sure you will  have seen, on Sunday 5th August 2018 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Lombok in Indonesia, killing nearly 100 people and leaving at least 20,000 people in need of shelter. This devastating quake happened just a week after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake killed 14 people. More deadly aftershocks are possible. 

Shelterbox is  currently in touch with the Past District Governor Eva Kurniaty and is liaising with other existing Rotary contacts in the area. This weekend a ShelterBox Response Team will be heading out to Indonesia to work alongside local Rotarians to further assess the situation on the ground.

    Shelterbox has kits and tents in the region to support the people affected.  However,  at the present time the Indonesian Government has not declared a state of emergency and more information will only become available when the team arrives in Indonesia.

In the meantime for more further information on the earthquake and how Shelterbox is responding please visit: https://www.shelterbox.org/lombok-earthquake

    As the situation becomes clearer we will advise on the next steps if Clubs wish to contribute to the disaster. 

Regards

Toni Roberts

District International Resource Committee"