Date: 25 October 2010

Magnitude: 7.7

In October 2010, an earthquake off the West Coast of Sumatra triggered a tsunami that struck the Mentawai Islands, killing 435 people with another 110 unaccounted for. The tsunami also caused widespread destruction, displacing more than 20,000 people and affecting more than 4,000 households. Mercy Relief responded swiftly, sending in disaster response teams to provide emergency aid.

Partner(s): IBU Foundation, The Indonesian Military (TNI)

How we helped:

  • Sent two disaster response teams to the affected areas
  • November 2010: Distributed 4,000kg of basic food and non-food items worth S$20,000
  • February 2011: Distributed 4,320kg of food and household items worth S$30,000