Palu earthquake and tsunami - Can Evidence Aid help?

2 October, 2018

Dear all,

Please could you share the following message with any of your colleagues based in Indonesia, or aiding the relief effort (this has been shared to Cochrane Indonesia):

It was with great sadness that we, here at Evidence Aid ( – a project initiated within Cochrane and an independent Charity since 2015) read about the devastating earthquake and following tsunami which hit Palu on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

As you might know, Evidence Aid was set up specifically to support humanitarian disasters and crises such as this. With this in mind, we would ask if there are any information needs that you may need assistance with. Meantime, we’d also like to point you in the direction of some of our current resources, which may help those who are responding to the earthquake and tsunami.

Resources for earthquakes:

Resources for flooding and poor water sanitation:

We also fear that in time you may also need support for those who have been affected in the longer term and would make you aware of the PTSD resources (

In addition, our general resources ( can be searched for specific pieces of information, or you can filter using the large click boxes under the search box. These are categorised into the WHO categories of Health Issues, Emergency Type, Humanitarian Cluster and Person Groups.

Please feel free to share any of these resources with people and agencies you think might benefit from them or find them useful. And again, please let me reiterate, if there are information needs that you have and that you think we can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

With my very best wishes,


Claire Allen

Operations Manager

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HIFA profile: Claire Allen is Operations Manager at Evidence Aid, UK. Professional interests: Evidence Aid ( provides evidence for people in disaster preparedness and response to make better decisions. Areas of interest = humanitarian crises, natural disasters and major healthcare emergencies (disaster = when a country is unable to cope with the disaster/crisis or emergency). She is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Access to Health Research and the HIFA Working Group on Library and Information Services.

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