The 7.4-magnitude earthquake that occurred on Sept, 28 in Central Sulawesi caused a tsunami and liquefaction, which caused many deaths in the City of Palu, Sigi Regency and Donggala Regency. The Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) noted that by the end of October, the number of people killed reached 2,086, 1,309 reported missing, 4,438 people injured and 20,6254 people displaced due to homelessness.
The PENTA Foundation was involved in assisting the emergency response process in Sigi, Palu and Donggala. With supports from some donors from domestic and abroad, in collaboration with the local community based organization and KFW—which is involved in the Sulawesi Forest Program 3, PENTA distributed around 500 logistical packages mainly to the Internally Displaces People (IDPs), included in Kulawi Subdistrict, Sigi were isolated after the earthquake due to landslides that piled up the road bodies. It causing the access to Kulawi Sub district could only be reached through via air for aid distribution.
In addition to distributing logistics, KFW, which partnered with Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementrian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan / KLHK), mapping the damage of the access to the Lore Lindu National Park and forests due to the disaster, while the PENTA Foundation mapping some social problems that arouse after the disaster.