Editor's note: This article was originally published December 7, 2016; it was updated December 13, 2016 to reflect the latest information.
Mercy Corps carefully and quickly evaluates every emergency and where we can best meet immediate needs. We do not have a presence in the Indonesian province affected by last week's earthquake, and the Indonesian government has not indicated that our assistance is needed. We are ready to support their efforts should they request our assistance in the weeks ahead.
We have worked in Indonesia since 1999 helping mitigate the effects of natural disasters and climate change through innovative programs that bring together communities, government and the private sector.