• Crisis Severity ?
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  • Impact ?
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  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
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  • Access Constraints ?
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Key figures

  • 16,000 People displaced [?]
  • 1,614 Buildings destroyed [?]
  • 16,000 People in Need [?]



On 22 December 2018 Carita Beach in Banten province (Java island, Indonesia) and the entire coast around the Sunda Strait, particularly the Javan districts of Pandeglang, South Lampung, and Serang  was hit by a tsunami, generated by the collapse of the Anak Krakatau volcano.?

The tsunami resulted in over 400 deaths and 14,000 injuries. A total of 1,614 houses were severely damaged, 527 houses partly damaged, and 97 houses lightly damaged. As of January (the most up to date information available) The number of IDPs has reduced from around 40,000 to 16,000.?

IDPs have moved from improvised sites and from their relatives’ houses to communal transitional shelters provided by the local government. Water remains contaminated in many areas and mosquito-borne diseases are a serious concern. Many fishermen lost or had their assets damaged by the tsunami and are still waiting for livelihood support from the government.?

INFORM measures Indonesia's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.7/10.?

Latest Developments


No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key Priorities


Health: People are in need of psychosocial support as they are experiencing distress symptoms related to being caught by surprise by the tsunami, and the potential of a repeated disaster. Information dissemination related to the increase in cases of mosquito borne illnesses during the rainy season (November to March) is required for disease prevention.?

Livelihoods: Livelihood support for the most affected, including relocated families and fishermen, is needed to replace damaged livelihood assets.?

Information Gaps and Needs

  • The number of people who remain displaced as a result of the tsunami is unclear. The most recent figure is from 31 January so is therefore most likely an overestimation.