Indonesian Quake Updated News:

Friday, December 31, 2004

Media Center for Aceh

Air [Media Peduli Bencana Tsunami] got a more suitable domain and reinvent itself as:

Aceh Media

English version available here: Aceh Media [English] domain is also functioning. Courtesy of Thomas at

Several Links

More links on how you can help relief the disaster victims:

Tsunami Relief [Google]

Tsunami Disaster Relief [eBay]

Amazon Honor System [Amazon]

Jambi Aid Center (POSKO)

Yayasan SIKOK, dan PKBI Jambi.
Jl. Kapt. M. Daud No 48 Jambi

Donation by SMS

Easy way to help the disaster victims without have to get up from your seat.

» For XL [exelcomindo] users, since 30 Dec 2004, you can just send an SMS (named SMS Aceh Donation) to help relieved disaster victims in Aceh and North Sematera

  • Prepaid (Jempol & Bebas) : Rp. 5.000/SMS
  • Postpaid (Xplor) : Rp. 5.000/SMS
Just type: ACEH and send it to no: 5000

So if you want to donate, say, Rp 500,000 that means good luck sending 100 sms's

For more information: [Bahasa Indonesia]

» For Telkomsel (Kartu Halo, Simpati, Kartu As), and Telkom Flexi (Flexi Classy dan Flexi Trendy), send SMS to number 2000, with "Peduli Aceh" on the message.

You are donating Rp 2000 for each SMS.

» For IM3 users send SMS to no 5000 and put "Aceh" on the message to send Rp 5000 as donation for each message.

Samarinda Aid Center (POSKO)

Kalimantan Timur
Jl Markisa No. 2 Samarinda
Telepon: 0541-745344
Kontak Person: Sigit [ 0812 551 5582 ], Faisal K [ 0815 208 0975 ]

Bank Mandiri Cabang Kesuma Bangsa Samarinda
No Rekening: 148.0004351774
an. JARI Indonesia

HMI Cabang Samarinda
Jl Angklung A/A1 Prevab
Samarinda - 75123 - Kalimantan Timur
Kontak Person: Rudy [ 0812 530 2457 ]

Jl Danau Maninjau No. 12
Samarinda - 75117 - Kalimantan Timur
Telp. 0541-741052
Kontak Person: Firdaus Hassan Tayyeb [ 0816 451 9551 ]

Complete info:

How Americans and Canadians can send aid to Indonesia

From Tsunami Help

For those in US, who want to help the victims in Indonesia, the Indonesian Embassy has just put out a press release.


For the time being, the victims urgently need, among others, the following items:
  • Food, including instant food [READY TO EAT FOOD] and baby food
  • Body bag
  • Drinking water
  • Generator set
  • Medicines
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Cotton
  • Mosquito nets
  • Water buckers
  • Clothes
  • Mattresses
Donations and contributions could be directly delivered to the National Coordinating Agency for Natural Disaster and Refugees Relief (Bakornas PBP). It is advised to have the list of items legalized by the Consular Division of the Embassy of Indonesia (tel. 202-7755314).

The address of the Bakornas PBP is as follow:
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 36
Jakarta Pusat 10110
Tel. (62-21) 3458400
Fax. (62-21) 3505075/3458500
Contact Person: Mr. Sugeng (cellphone: +628164850361)

Financial contribution could be made in cash, cheque, or through the Embassy’s bank account as follows:

Bank of America
730 15th Street, NW, 7th Fl.
Washington DC 20005
Account Name : Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Account No. : 0020-874-82-642
Routing No. : 054001204
Purpose : “For Aceh and North Sumatera”.

Further information could be obtained from the Information Division of the Embassy of Indonesia, at 202- 7755337, 7755295, 7755306, 7755333, and 7755336.

For those of you in Canada, the Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa has the details on how to send relief:


The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa shall continuously update its website with the latest information regarding the victims and relief efforts underway in NAD and North Sumatra.

The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa, in collaboration with the Indonesian Students Association in Canada, shall be holding an “Aceh and North Sumatra Earthquake Victims Emergency Relief Drive” all day and evening of Friday, 31 December 2004 for all who wish to submit donations to the victims of the tragedy. The Indonesian Embassy shall duly forward all donations to the victims in need in Aceh and North Sumatra, through the abovementioned working group.

Looking for someone in Aceh / North Sumatera?

Put it in this forum from Air

» Missing Person [Forum]

Other way send an email to CNN to be included on their site:

» E-mail appeals: Indonesia


» Missing Person Indonesia


» Missing People Database - Find information about missing relatives and friends after the earthquake in South East Asia

» Tsunami Locator - Links and information to find missing person in all coutries.

» Tsunami Missing - Resources, links and post your information on missing person or how to find a missing person.

» ThornTree - Lonely Planet Forum - Post here to look for missing person.

» Missing Persons - Search or submit [including photos] the person you are looking for [Aceh Media Center]

Official Progress Report from Disaster Area - 30 Dec 2004

Report from Posko Bakornas PBP - 2004-12-30 18:37:14 [National Coordination Body]
Source and complete report here: Bulletin No 7; 30 Desember 2004

TOTAL VICTIMS [30 Dec, 10.00 WIB]

Korban meninggal sejumlah 45.268 jiwa

Korban hilang sebanyak 1.240 jiwa.

Korban luka/sakit rawat jalan sebanyak 1542
Korban rawat inap berjumlah 381 orang.

Penduduk yang mengungsi 80.231 jiwa (Depkes)
Another 19,.000 (RAPI)

CURRENTLY there have been established a POSKO GABUNGAN (Join Command Post) of Depkes, Depsos, PMI [red cross], TNI [army] and POLRI [police dept] that divided the disaster area into 5 work zones.

Sektor I : Darussallam meliputi 4 desa [villages]
Sektor II : Ulele Karing meliputi 6 desa
Sektor III : Lambaro meliputi 4 desa
Sektor IV : Beurawe meliputi 8 desa
Sektor V : Mataie meliputi 5 desa

  • Suplai pangan siap santap [ready meal] (bukan bahan mentah) sangat diperlukan.
  • Diperlukan bantuan obat, genset, HT, masker, sarung tangan dan kantong jenazah. Untuk HT akan dibawa oleh petugas PPMK Depkes pada tanggal 30 Desember 2004, sedangkan obat, bahan habis pakai masih menunggu transportasi.
  • Perlu bantuan perawat serta relawan lokal untuk tenaga kebersihan dan juru masak. [Nurses, local volunteer, cleaning, and cooks]
  • There are water 2m deep on Sirompu, Inako, Nias islands
  • Jl. Takengon Barat to Bireun and Aceh Utara closed
  • No communication line
  • No electricity
  • Clean water not enough
  • All healt facilities gone

Fund Raising for Aceh in Masjid Istiqlal Jakarta

Aceh Solidarity Night, Prayer and Fund Raising will be held on:
  • Hari : Jum'at [Friday]
  • Tanggal : 31 Desember 2004
  • Waktu : Setelah sholat Isya' berjama'ah hingga selesa [19.00]
  • Tempat [place] : Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta Pusat [Istiqlal Mosque]
Invited guest:
Dr. Hidayat Nur Wahid (Ketua MPR RI),
Prof. Dr. Din Syamsudin (SekJen MUI), and more.