A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Central Java near the city of Yogyakarta, a city of approximately 800,000 people, on Saturday 27 May. The quake caused 5,782 deaths and left an estimated 1.5 million left homeless.
Oxfam's emergency teams supported people made homeless by the Yogyakarta earthquake, providing them with clean water and essential supplies.
The powerful earthquake, which struck Indonesia’s Central Java region near the city of Yogyakarta, measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. It killed more than 5,000 people and left up to 1.5 million people homeless.
Emergency relief plans for the Indonesian earthquake are hamstrung because of lack of funds from donors and the international community, six non-government organisations working on relief efforts said today.
Two weeks after an earthquake struck the central Indonesian island of Java in Indonesia Oxfam’s emergency relief effort has reached 130,000 stricken survivors.