Earthquake in Indonesia kills hundreds and leaves thousands homeless

Stories | November 22, 2022

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the main Indonesia island of Java on Monday 21 November 2022 triggering landslides and causing buildings to collapse.

The quake was centred in Cianjur town in West Java but was felt in several districts around Cianjur, such as Bogor, Bandung, Sukabumi, and even Jakarta.

More than 260 people have been killed with over 58,000 people displaced and more than 22,000 homes damaged by the quake.

A radar map showing the location of the earthquake in Indonesia.
Source: Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency

CBM Global’s Indonesia Country Team has coordinated with an organisation of people with disabilities (OPD) in the Cianjur district, as well as the Cianjur BPBD and the Cianjur district Indonesian Red Cross, to keep them updated on information.

We know that people with disabilities are often the worst affected when a disaster strikes. They are at higher risk of being injured or losing their lives during a disaster. They also face additional barriers that can make it harder to recover from a disaster and rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

CBM works with organisations of people with disabilities and partners operating in disaster-prone areas to ensure that people with disabilities are included in all response efforts. No one should be left behind.

Donations from generous CBM supporters help create resilient communities in countries like the Indonesia through CBM’s Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction program.

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