Indonesia sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ and is prone to frequent natural disasters in the form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, flooding, and tsunamis. Damages and fatalities resulting from natural disasters in 2018 were the highest seen since 2007, with over 4,200 people killed.
The biggest disasters of 2018 were the series of earthquakes affecting Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province), the tsunami in Central Sulawesi, and the Sunda Straits tsunami caused by the Anak Krakatoa eruption. The government disaster agency and national NGOs with input from international donors and a few select international agencies continue to respond to these disasters. MWF will continue to support the people of Indonesia in their ongoing time of crisis.