• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 237,655,000 Total population [?]
  • 95,000 People affected [?]
  • 95,000 People displaced [?]
  • 95,000 People in Need [?]



On 14 January, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck West Sulawesi province. On 15 January, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the same area, with 32 aftershocks recorded until the morning of 16 January. The earthquake affected the regencies of Majene, Mamuju, and Polewali Mandar, displacing 94,500 people, killing 105, and injuring 11,000, and damaging health facilities, schools, and over 24,000 homes and public buildings. As assessments are still underway, more damage is expected to be reported. ?

Humanitarian access to affected areas was challenged because of a landslide blocking the main road joining Majene and Mamuju. Telephone and power outages were also reported, affecting relief efforts and communication. Helicopters have since been used to evacuate injured and vulnerable people, and to provide relief materials.  ?

In 2018, thousands were killed and many more affected in Palu city, Central Sulawesi, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. INFORM measures Indonesia's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.8/10. ?

Latest Developments


There are no recent developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

The ACAPS team is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information related to the outbreak, see the ACAPS COVID-19 Project.

Key Priorities


Non-food items: Blankets, mats, tarpaulin, personal protective equipment, and equipment to help with the evacuation and clearing of rubble are needed.?

Food and shelter: Thousands of homes were damaged, leaving people in relief shelters in need of ready-to-eat meals. Although relief efforts to clear the rubble are underway, many people will be unable to return home for an extended period of time because of the extensive damage to their homes.?

Health: 22 health facilities were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, reducing access to healthcare in the affected areasFollowing the earthquake, a surge in COVID-19 cases across the affected provinces was also registered.?