A deadly 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia Monday, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds in Cianjur in West Java. Hundreds of structures were destroyed or damaged in the area, where landslides are frequent.
Thousands are estimated to have been displaced from their homes, however search and rescue operations are ongoing.
Health concerns after earthquakes include acute trauma injuries, as well as health needs that can arise due to displacement, including lack of access to medications needed to manage chronic diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Infrastructure damage can also hinder access to medical care, power, and clean drinking water.
MAA is currently assessing the needs with the aim to provide immediate relief in the form of food packs, medical support, shelter, water, and other essential items.
We urge you to help provide aid to those affected by donating generously.