Programme areas and target groups

  • Lombok: Bayan sub district
  • Sulawesi (Palu city and surroundings)

ZOA works with communities affected by the series of earthquakes that hit Indonesia in July, August and September 2018.

  • Food security & Livelihoods
  • Psychosocial support
  • Shelter
  • WASH

What we do

On the 31st of July 2018 a 6.4 earthquake struck off the northern shore of Lombok island. A larger earthquake followed on Sunday the 5th of August. More than 560 people lost their lives and 396.032 people their homes. A few weeks later, on September 28th, another earthquake took place near Palu, Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.4 quake followed by high tsunami waves killed over 2,000 people. On both islands, roads, bridges and houses are damaged, and electricity and water supply interrupted.

Shelter and blankets for Lombok

As there was no request from the Indonesian Government for an international response, ZOA decided to work together with a local partner organization, Yayasan Bumi Tangguh (YBT). On Lombok, the emergency phase consisted of the distribution of shelter kits and blankets for 208 households and the provision of emergency latrines and water supply for 542 households. The emergency phase is followed up by a recovery project that will take 6 months. We focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, temporary shelter, psychosocial support and Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings.

Food, latrines and cash for Sulawesi

After the earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi, the Indonesian Government invited International NGOs to support local NGOs to implement the relief interventions. However, International NGOs are not allowed to directly implement themselves. Therefore, ZOA decided to continue working with YBT. A group of 950 households will be provided with sanitation facilities and hygiene kits. Among this group, 200 households will receive three monthly food distributions, cash and some non-food items.  ZOA also works with Indonesia Mennonite Diakonia Service to relieve the suffering of 250 earthquake affected families in Jono Oge, in Sigi District of Central Sulawesi, and initiate their recovery by providing temporary shelter, trauma counseling and access to clean drinking water. Another 500 households are provided with non-food items by partnerorganization Yayasan Kemah Peduli (YKP).

ZOA is seeking to select the most vulnerable for their interventions.

ZOA also supports the Salvation Army in the health sector to rehabilitate five clinics and a hospital in the area of Palu. Ambulances and medicines are transported from Java over sea and trauma kits will be provided for children. In addition, ZOA is planning to work with other local NGOs on the recovery of affected areas by restoring housing and livelihoods. ZOA is seeking to select the most vulnerable for their interventions.

Donors and partners

With funding from

Dutch Relief Alliance and our constituency from the Netherlands.

In cooperation with

In Indonesia, ZOA works together with World Renew and local implementing partner  Yayasan Bumi Tangguh (YBT). This relatively young Indonesian NGO was formed in 2017, however with experienced key staff in responding to the tsunami and earthquakes in Nias (2005), Jogjakata (2006), and Padang (2009).  ZOA also works with the Salvation Army,  Mennonites Diakonia Services and Yayasan Kemah Peduli (YKP).