The Indonesian island of Sumatra was struck by two earthquakes in less than 24 hours. The first earthquake caused buildings to collapse and fires to rage in the city of Padang. A second earthquake then hit the island, causing further devastation.
ShelterBox immediately deployed ShelterBoxes and ShelterBox Response Teams. As of October 4, there had been more than 600 confirmed deaths and close to 180,000 homes have been damaged.
ShelterBox were able to work with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the US Navy to deliver ShelterBoxes to remote regions where no aid had previously reached.