Indonesia – Earthquake

Disaster Description

Java, an area in Indonesia, was rocked by an earthquake, which caused nearly $3 billion in damage. Even though Israel does not maintain diplomatic relations with Indonesia, we felt obligated to help.
Casualties: 5,770
Injuries: 38,000
IDPs: 700,000

Why We Deployed

This mission matched IFA’s agenda of operating in countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel. We were able to provide aid through a covert operation, helping thousands of people.
Number of People Deployed: 8
Length of Stay: 2 ½ weeks


  • 250 kids a day received trauma treatment
  • 136,000 cooked meals were served

Our Partners

Lotus Company and American Jewish Committee


High-ranking Indonesian officials met with us to recognize our efforts


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