Disaster Preparedness and Response

IOM Indonesia has been at the forefront in supporting the Government of Indonesia's response to numerous emergency response operations, assisting hundreds of thousands of persons displaced by natural and man-made disasters.

IOM Indonesia has developed a comprehensive approach to emergency and post-crisis situations including providing food and non-food humanitarian aid, providing logistic support for the storage, transportation and delivery of humanitarian aid, providing medical evacuation, referral, escort and psychosocial assistance, constructing temporary shelters and sanitary facilities, revitalizing community health and education services, providing environmentally-friendly livelihood recovery and reintegration support services. 

A key element of IOM Indonesia's technical support to the Government of Indonesia and humanitarian partners is the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on-site or en route.

Major disaster responses supported by IOM

  • Asian Tsunami (2004)
  • Nias Earthquake (2005)
  • Yogyakarta and Central Java Earthquake (2006)
  • Aceh Flood (2006)
  • Padang Earthquake (2009)
  • Mount Merapi Eruption, Central Java (2010)
  • Mount Sinabung Eruption, North Sumatera (2018)
  • Mount Agung Eruption, Bali (2018)
  • Lombok Earthquake (2018)
  • Central Sulawesi Earthquake, Tsunami (2018)