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Sumatra Earthquake, September 2009

Deployment Details

Following two earthquakes of 7.6 and 6.9 near the city of Padang on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra on Wednesday 30 September 2009. Four MapAction volunteers are deploying following a request from UNOCHA. Three team members deployed from the UK, with one of the team members  redeploying from the Manila, Philippines following the aftermath of Typhoon Ketsana. This is MapAction’s seventh emergency mission of the year.

Deployment Diary

High paced activity during first few days

06 Oct 2009

A MapAction team assembled in Sumatra. Three team members flew into Padang via Jakarta on Saturday afternoon where they met up with the fourth member of the team, who had flown in from Manila. A fiel