Médecins Sans Frontières work from a base in the capital, Jakarta, and a mobile unit provides counselling in the areas needed. Our teams also carry out emergency interventions, such as donating hygiene kits and providing psychological support, in the wake of disasters including flash floods and earthquakes.
Natural Disaster Response
Earthquakes and tsunamis are endemic to Indonesia: liquefaction, a phenomenon where soil loses strength or density and turns to mud, and landslides cause significant damage and loss of life in affected areas. MSF provides medical support and mental healthcare to disaster affected communities.
Teams are equipped with medical, water and sanitation, and logistics specialists and engage with affected areas to assess the situation, and to provide all forms of assistance.