Lombok Earthquake Appeal

Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 20, 2018

Well you probably saw on the news - more earthquakes overnight. When will this end! The people of Lombok are strong and will get through this - but donations of money that will go towards trauma healing workshops to enable people to start rebuilding lives will help a lot. Please share this post to others whom want to help out Lombok - thanks Mega and Jodie

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 14, 2018

Yesterday the JMS squad had a rest day (well nearly a rest day). Donations of tarps and blankets and water filters have been coming in and they are dealing with the logistics of distribution. Discussions of setting up trauma camps are now in progress, trying to reduce the pent up fears through games and songs and listening to people's stories. As the earthquakes calm down ( just a small one last night) it is important for people to try and start doing some normal activities to increase the healing. Cooking, washing dishes, spending time in the house if you have one and for the children playing games is very healing. Thanks for your donations and will keep posting as progress goes on.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 10, 2018

Today the JMS team delivers donations of blankets, food and water to Gelangsar and Bunian. The team are doing a remarkable job.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 09, 2018

I am with the JMS Staff on a beluga in Rembiga, Lombok. We just had another earthquake. It was 6.2 on the official Indonesian earthquake site. Everyone is OK. The accumulative affect of the earthquakes and tremors are showing though. This afternoon we will rest and be together to recoup and build our energy. This morning we delivered food tothe villages of Senteluk and Sandik and Penimbung. Thank you for your continued support.


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All of you on Lombok are in my thoughts constantly... I am so sorry this has happened to your communities ❤️ Wishing safety for you all

Meredith Higgins

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 07, 2018

After another night of sleeping outside, the JMS team are off to distribute donations to Pemenang. This village is close to Bangsal Harbour - the gateway to the Gilli Islands and an epicenter of one of last nights earthquakes. JMS has local contacts in this village and they have sent us through this photo. Thank you for the donations rolling in - it is helping a lot.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 06, 2018

Last night a massive earthquake hit Lombok again. My village has been badly damaged, many people panicked, tsunami warnings issued and a long night sleeping out. Today, the tremors continue and the the deathtoll reaches 82 and the damage reports are coming in. I have increased the total amount of funding to $5000 and extended the timeframe. Updates to come Jodie and Mega.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 04, 2018

Yesterday we drove a car and a truck up to the villages of Dusun Longken, Desa Sajang and Bira Village to deliver rice, medicine, nappys, clothes, blankets and bedding. The JMS staff are working with two amazing volunteers on the ground Mbak "Titi' Suhada and Mbak Soleha who are recording the names and needs of all the families in these villages.

We saw many army personal demolishing the many damaged buildings and many many tarps - temporary structures people are sleeping under. Fresh water, toilets and damaged houses are some main concern of the village. The emotional well being, and recovery from the trauma of the experiences, of the people ,particularly the children are what JMS will focus on next.


A cup of tea was offered when we arrived - hospitality amongst the chaos.

JMS staff observe a collapsed house where a small child was recovered from - she was unhurt.


JMS staff and volunteers sort out the medicine packs.

JMS staff playing with the children and having some fun and laughter amongst the chaos is a welcome relief.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 02, 2018

We are at the office now sorting all the stuff to take up tomorrow. It will be an early start. We will leave about 6.00 am to get up to Sembalun by 9.00 am, delivery of goods, data collection and monitoring of what needs to happen next.


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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 01, 2018

JMS Lombok Earthquake Response

Stage 1 – JMS has commenced the immediate response of delivery of food, blankets, water, medicine and evacuations. JMS has also commenced the data collection from those affected – documenting what is required on the ground.

Stage 2 – JMS has identified that encouraging people to go back inside their houses, where possible, is critical. It is cold at night at Sembalun and people will be healthier if they have access to their houses for protection from the weather and for cooking. JMS is proposing the setting up of “trauma camps” for the three villages of Sembalun.

  • Sembalun Bumbung
  • Sembalun Sajang
  • Sembalun Lawang

Stage 3 – Rebuilding of the villages. President Jokowi has promised between 15 000 and 50 000 rupiah per house depending on the damage. Whilst JMS are in Sembalun they will monitor the distribution of this aid.

JMS has successfully sought donations for Stage 1 which they are currently implementing.

JMS is seeking funding for Stage 2.


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JMS stands for Jaringan Masyarakat Sipil - the name of the NGO that i work for

Jodie Epper

Update posted by Aug 07

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Hi Jodie - what does JMS stand for?

Catherine Frost

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Jul 31, 2018

Many people have spent 2 nights so far sleeping rough. This morning there was another earthquake and people are scared. Tarps for sleeping, food, blankets and medicine will be delivered tomorrow. Thanks for the donations so far - please share with a friend. Thanks Mega and Jodie

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