R.E.A.C.T. Indonesian Earthquake

Thousands were killed in Indonesia as a result of the earthquake which struck central Java. Thousands more were made homeless. Relief and reconstruction efforts are underway and ongoing assistance will be needed.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

If you have information to contribute, or if you need information you cannot find here, please let us know at enquiries@globalhand.org.


Would you like to donate product to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use the goods in an appropriate and responsible manner. Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like the goods to go to Indonesian Earthquake relief.

Alternatively, you may wish to search Requests that have already been made on our site in response to the disaster.


The following goods have been deployed or requested in response to the emergency.

  • IMMEDIATE NEEDS: water, hygiene kits and temporary shelter (tents)
  • Heavy earth-moving equipment for removing debris
  • Generators
  • Tarpaulins
  • Jerry cans
  • Emergency toilets
  • Orthopedic equipment, orthopedic medicines and orthopedic personnel
  • Family household kits (cooking utensils, plastic sheeting, tools, torches stove and jerry cans)
  • Temporary learning spaces; education kits (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper); teacher kits (teaching supplies, chalk, paper etc)

Click here to offer goods, freight, funding or human resources
Click here to view and respond to existing requests

Would you like further information?

Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.

Partnering opportunities

For your reference

  • ReliefWeb
    ReliefWeb is a United Nations website providing information to humanitarian relief organizations. Updated daily, the website includes press releases, policy documents and situation reports regarding the Indonesian quake.
  • Alertnet
    Alernet is a humanitarian news network based around a website which contains regularly updated information regarding the Indonesian earthquake.
  • Interaction Members responding
    The InterAction members listed here are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to those affected by the earthquake in Indonesia.

Would you like to contact us?

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to contact us:

Email: enquiries@globalhand.org
Phone: +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office, HQ (Katey Sturrock)
+44 1892 614874 for UK office (Ben Solanky)


Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Indonesia


Indonesia: Earthquake - May 2006