One year after the Sulawesi earthquake

In September last year, Sulawesi, Indonesia was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The disaster brought about massive casualties and destruction, forcing more than 206,000 people to evacuate.

In the past year, we have been actively assisting the locals in getting their lives back on track. We have also taken part in rebuilding the communities.

World Vision’s Response

World Vision swiftly began its response after the earthquake and tsunami had occurred. As of today, we have assisted over 161,000 people, including more than 66,000 children, through the following means.

Child Protection

  • Run 29 Child-Friendly Spaces to offer psychosocial and peer support for children
  • Promote child protection in communities and follow up on children to ensure that they are taken care of


  • Start 60 temporary learning spaces
  • Provide disaster risk reduction training to prepare teachers and children for future disasters

Food and Non-food Items

  • Distribute food, tents, kitchen tools, tarpaulins and hygiene kits

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Construct latrines and install handwashing facilities and bathing spaces
  • Provide clean water and renovate water supply facilities


  • Carry out cash-for-work activities to support the livelihoods of the affected
  • Clean and level farmland and provide seeds, fertilisers and tools for affected farmers to resume farming

Health and Nutrition

  • Construct health posts and set up mobile clinics to provide medical services
  • Monitor nutritional status of infants, pregnant and lactating mothers and provide treatment

We opened some temporary learning centres to allow children to continue their education while their school buildings are being repaired.

With their water supply facilities being repaired, communities have regained access to clean water.

We also provide cash assistance for affected families to meet their basic and pressing needs.

After attending disaster risk reduction training sessions, students have learnt how to react and protect themselves in future disasters.

With psychosocial support, children are able to gradually overcome their traumatic experiences of the disaster.

Some of the affected people have been able to resume farming after damaged farmlands have been cleaned and levelled. They are now enjoying their first harvest.

We will continue to work closely with the national government and partner agencies, aiming to help people affected by the disaster to process their experience, restore their livelihoods and return to normal life.

Please continue to support the children and families affected and act now to help them rebuild their communities.