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21 Jan 2017 description

A ceremony to hand over aids and two schools donated by the Government of Indonesia to two communities in Maungtaw and Buthidaung in Rakhine State will be held in Sittway today.
The two schools, PKPU, an Indonesian NGO, had them built and aids will be handed over to Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi on behalf of the Indonesian Government.

19 Jan 2017 description

Who:

Oxfam Canada

What:

Earthquake - Indonesia

When:

December 2016

People assisted:

10,000

Funds provided:

$150,000

Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits

Background

17 Jan 2017 description

Those who have surfed Lakey Peak in Sumbawa will likely recall coming through the Bima City Airport.

On the 21st and 22nd of December, flash floods devastated the city of Bima; where SurfAid’s office is located, and near to SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Program in the sub-district of Parado.

With up to two meters of flooding in some sub-districts, 66% of Bima city was affected, impacting 105,754 people.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pidie Jaya, Aceh: The crack starts near the door and cuts to the back wall through dusty tiles, a distance of some six or seven metres.

Considering the wreckage just a stone’s throw away – where homes lie in ruins, schools in piles of debris – the crack, which teachers at MIN Pangwa Islamic elementary school describe as the worst of the earthquake damage, might seem almost trivial.

But to Rajwa, 10, a fifth grade student, it is a kind of trigger -- a frightening reminder of an event that killed two of his classmates and forced his family from their home for weeks.

12 Jan 2017 description

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) started early recovery activities to help the people of Aceh were hit by an earthquake Aceh Pidie Jaya. This activity is carried after a disaster emergency response, which expired last December 2016. PMI early recovery operations are focused on two activities, namely the recovery of livelihoods and people's homes through cash transfer programs (CTP) and the health of citizens.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Panca Nugraha

Head of the Disaster Mitigation Agency's (BPBD) West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) chapter Muhammad Rum said several targets set for the extended Bima flooding emergency relief period included the clearing of debris in schools and health centers in the next seven days at the latest.

He said the emergency relief period scheduled to expire on Jan. 5 had been extended by 14 days because the impacts of the flash floods, which swept several areas across Bima late last year, had not been fully dealt with.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Panca Nugraha

The process of rehabilitation and reconstruction following a series of flash floods that hit Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, late last year is predicted to take up to three years given the widespread impacts of the disaster.

06 Jan 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Panca Nugraha

Flash flooding in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, has left huge social problems, forcing the city administration to extend its emergency relief period which should have ended on Jan. 5, by one week to Jan. 12.

The Bima administration recorded that as of Thursday, at least 900 residents were still taking refuge in temporary shelters in nine points across the city. Activities in several schools and community health centers (Puskesmas) have not yet returned to normal as they are still not yet free of garbage and flood debris.

04 Jan 2017 description

As we reported earlier in our report AMDA Indonesia dispatched two doctors to the flash flood affected area in Bima, NTB. Before departing Makassar on the 28th of December, the team prepared logistics such as medicine, medical tools and daily necessities for the team of two, namely Dr. Indra Sukmana Putra and Dr. Hendra Salim.

04 Jan 2017 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN supports Pidie Jaya EQ relief efforts
  • How to respond during earthquake
  • Story from the ground, as told by an ASEAN-ERAT Members from Malaysia
01 Jan 2017 description

BIMA – Chief of BNPB reopened Muhammadiyah Hospital after being paralyzed for 6 days due to flood in Kota Bima. In the remarks, Chief of BNPB mentioned that work hard from various parties had supported to improve the hospital, such as from the MDMC volunteers on Wednesday (28/12).

30 Dec 2016 description

An Overview of Non-Traditional Security

Vishalini Chandara Sagar The study of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) emerged during the post-Cold War period due to significant shifts in the way we understand global security. As risks of traditional inter-state wars and conflicts decline, new security challenges, which are typically non-military in nature, have transpired from transnational threats.

Studies have shown that NTS crises have resulted in more deaths and have had a substantially larger impact on people over time than conventional military threats.

30 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

A third Muslim man whom the Myanmar government said had worked closely with local administrative officials in restive northern Rakhine state has been found dead in violence-ridden Maungdaw township, the State Counselor’s Office announced on Wednesday.

Authorities are investigating the murder of the man who was a former ward administrator in Badakar village and had been working with local authorities on regional development activities, the announcement said.

29 Dec 2016 description

BIMA – The local government is speeding up on emergency response after Bima flooding. The Vice President Jusuf Kalla instructed that emergency response in Kota Bima should be accelerated, during his visit at the Command Post of Emergency Response, located at Mayor Office on Wednesday (28/12).

“The sooner the better is in emergency response. Longer response will charge a lot of cost and disease will occur due to garbage and mud. As well mud sediment is getting hard and it is difficult to be removed,” the Vice President said.

29 Dec 2016 description

BIMA – Chief of BNPB reopened Muhammadiyah Hospital after being paralyzed for 6 days due to flood in Kota Bima. In the remarks, Chief of BNPB mentioned that work hard from various parties had supported to improve the hospital, such as from the MDMC volunteers on Wednesday (28/12).

29 Dec 2016 description

BIMA – Emergency response after the flash flood in Kota BIMA is still being conducted by local government and other stakeholders. Emergency status is still going on up to January 5, 2017 by the Mayor of Bima. Local activities are getting normal again. Evacuees are being treated better. Meanwhile, electric supply in the city is already 99,5%, 11 of 12 electric power plants has recovered by PLN. Only one of the plants located in Nungga, Rasanae Sub-district is not working.

29 Dec 2016 description

BIMA – Chief of the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei lead a coordination meeting after Bima flood at the Command Post located at Mayor Office on December 25, 2016. In the meeting, Willem said, “Bima is a district with good economic growth but it is prone to disaster. The disaster is an indicator how prone the district is so that it is required mitigation in term of disaster risk reduction. Local government has conducted emergency response very well, while collaboration among government and local community is good as well.

28 Dec 2016 description

Cyclone Yvette in the Indian Ocean caused hours of heavy rainfall on the 21st and 23rd of December. The downpour caused a flashflood that swept through most of the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). According to the NTB Disaster Mitigation Agency, the flood had inundated 33 sub districts that are home to more than 100,000 people.

28 Dec 2016 description

Situation Analysis

December 7, 2016 at 05:03 WIB a strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 hit the Aceh province in Sumatra Island of Indonesia. The shock was reported to be at a depth of 8.2 km and the epicenter was located near the village of Reuleut in Pidie-Jaya regency. It is located about 164km (102mile) southeast of the province's capital, Banda Aceh. At least 102 people died in the quake, with at least 1,000 people injured and many more were forced to evacuate.

26 Dec 2016 description
report Jakarta Post

By Panca Nugraha

More than 6,000 residents of Bima municipality in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) remain in shelters with close to 1,000 having started to contract flood-related diseases following major flash floods that struck the city.

"[Currently,] there are 6,030 people staying in 19 emergency shelters," NTB Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) chief Muhammad Rum said on Sunday.

The 19 shelters have been set up in eight subdistricts: Jatiwangi, Lewirato, Monggonao, Paruga, Penaraga, Penatoi, Sadia and Tanjung.