The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has provided relief assistance to 2,500 people, including 500 families, affected by the recent earthquake in the Indonesian island of Lombok.
The distribution lasted for a month within the first phase of the QRCS's humanitarian response.
This phase included the provision of food and health services to those affected by earthquakes.
QRCS studied local markets in preparation for the purchase of the relief items needed to implement the early recovery programme, which is the best option in light of the difficulties in the supply of aid from abroad and the seriousness of the geographical topography of the target areas.
The most urgent needs are the provision of safe shelter, basic non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene services, basic foodstuffs and psychological support.
In the long term, they include rehabilitation and maintenance of hospitals and health clinics affected by earthquakes to work at full capacity to meet the demand for healthcare services.
The QRCS team in Indonesia is racing against time to provide shelter for families whose homes have been damaged before the rainy season in view of the existence of risks related to repeated landslides, hindering access to remote areas and the possibility of sudden volcanic eruptions.
The working team fully co-operates with the Indonesian national assembly in the implementation of all relief activities in the light of the cooperation agreement signed between the two sides with an initial budget of $200,000, in addition to co-ordination with the International Federation of National Societies, where a joint meeting of representatives of humanitarian associations and organisations was held in Jakarta to discuss the joint intervention plan.