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In June, panic began to spread through Indonesian communities as COVID-19 cases started to be reported by health authorities. Rumours, myths and fake news proliferated. Community leaders and officials were bombarded by questions from community members pleading for clear facts about COVID-19. “We...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the quality and safety of personal hygiene products, including alcohol-based disinfectant products, have been brought to public attention.

Six months after the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction that hit Central Sulawesi, the temporary health facility built by MSF in the Dolo Selatan Sub-District continues to serve the affected communities. When the health centre of Baluase was heavily damaged by the disaster, it...
On 5 January, 2019, the Indonesian government has officially declared the end of the tsunami emergency response in Banten Province which resulted to some humanitarian actors withdrawing their presence and resources from the Labuan and Carita Sub-districts. However, MSF will continue its medical...
To date, MSF is still providing medical support to the Labuan and Carita health centres in Pandeglang. There are now three MSF mobile clinics in operation, delivering health care to 17 kampongs/villages or health posts. As of 02 January 2019, MSF has conducted 472 medical consultations and...
With MSF’s support, the Labuan and Carita health centres continue their medical services. The MSF medical team has been providing case management, infection prevention and hygiene management, inventory and other needs assessments in the health centres. This has been greatly valued support and...
As told to Cici Riesmasari, MSF Communications Officer “I was taking a bath when the tsunami hit. The weather was too humid for me,” Elis, a 30-year-old mother who is also 7 months pregnant, narrated. Elis and her family were at home when the tsunami hit the coast of Sunda Strait on that fateful...
The MSF team is currently on day 7 of its provision of medical support to the health centres in Labuan and Carita — which are among the most affected areas by the tsunami that hit Sunda Strait in Indonesia — as well as its operation of a mobile clinic, and conduct of medical follow-ups among...
According to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as of 25 December, 14:00 hrs, a total of 16,082 people have now been displaced in the five districts affected by the tsunami – Pandeglang and Serang in Banten Province, and Lampung Selatan, Tanggamus, and Pesawaran in Lampung...
As of 24 December, 7:00 Western Indonesian Time, the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Command Post reported 281 deaths, 1,016 injured, 57 missing and 11,687 people displaced. Physical damage include 611 damaged housing units, 69 damaged hotel-villa units, 60 damaged shops, and...
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