Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged:
The regency of Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province has suffered Rp 77 billion (US$6.03 million) in losses due to floods and landslides from December 2014 to the end of January 2015.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Kupang regency branch head Charles Panie said a number of bridges, roads and drains across the regency had been damaged for the past two months.
A bridge in Amfoang subdistrict, which connects Indonesia and East Timor, and other bridges in Kupang were heavily damaged, Charles added.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said it will install 20 landslide early warning system (EWS) units in regions across Java Island.
“The President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] has instructed the installation of a device that can detect the possible development of landslides during this year’s rainy season, which will last until March on Java Island and until June in Ambon, Kalimantan and Sulawesi,” BNPB chairman Syamsul Ma’arif said as quoted by the Antara news agency on Sunday.
Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Fri, February 13 2015, 8:37 AM
The Jakarta Police and the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) have reported six casualties from the recent flooding in Jakarta and Bekasi, West Java.
Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Thu, February 12 2015, 6:50 AM
The Jakarta administration will use water pumps at full capacity in response to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) forecast of heavy rainfall in the coming days.
Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said many of the city’s water pumps had failed to turn on, causing floodwater to inundate many of the city’s neighborhoods over the past few days.
Novia D. Rulistia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Feature | Wed, February 11 2015, 11:03 AM
When floods hit, people in Jakarta turn to social media. Timelines are clogged with rants about congestion, info on alternate routes, photos of how deep the water is in front of Kelapa Gading as well as pictures of foolhardy motorists plowing through half-meter-deep waters.
Some, however, choose to just laugh, making or reading Internet memes about the capital’s latest apocalyptic deluge.
Situation Report no 2 - Jakarta Flood
Feb 11th 2015 – HOPE worldwide Indonesia
Torrential rain kept pouring Jakarta since Sunday night of Feb 8th, 2015. Soon enough, streets were reported flooded as well houses. Rivers, canals, polders and the drainage system could not hold such heavy drop of water. Adding to the problem is the unfinished construction works of canals reconstructions, high sea level, and poor coordination of the water pumps spread out throughout the city of 12 million people.
Sita W. Dewi and Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Wed, February 11 2015, 8:04 AM
Nearly 6,000 Jakartans were forced to leave their inundated homes on Tuesday, following incessant rainfall the previous night. Authorities predict the capital will experience the peak of the rainy season on Thursday and Friday.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that at least 5,986 residents had to evacuate to 14 different shelters, while a total of 15,517 residents in 33 districts were affected by floods.
Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Tue, February 10 2015, 11:41 AM
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says the government will speed up flood-control projects that have laid siege to the capital city and many other regions in the past few days.
The Jakarta Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said residents of the capital city needed to be on alert as the water level at several monitoring posts had reached worrying levels.
“From our monitoring at 6:00 a.m. on the water level at three monitoring posts [the danger level] has reached the alarming level [Alert I status],” spokesman for BPBD Bambang Suryaputra said on Tuesday.
The three monitoring posts were located in Karet (South Jakarta), Pluit Dam (North Jakarta) and Angke Hulu (West Jakarta).
Situation report 1, Jakarta flood. 10feb, 2015
Continous rain has been pouring the city of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital in the past 2 days. with combination of high sea level and unfinished river levies projects, water easily flood the capital of 12 millions. central , north, east, and west jakarta are flooded.
In many areas, flood is the worst ever. the rain is still pouring, while high sea level prevents water from clraring out to the sea.
JAKARTA – Incessant rain overnight and on Monday triggered widespread flooding in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, bringing traffic to a standstill and trapping guests inside hotels into the evening hours.
"We expect flooding to worsen in several places because of continuing rain," said Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
The city hall in central Jakarta and the front lawn of the presidential palace were inundated in up to 20 centimetres of water, television pictures showed, after heavy rain began late Sunday.
Fish farmers in parts of Indonesia are sometimes left fishing for answers when they have questions regarding their work, and delays in responses can be costly. But with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Feed the Future initiative, access to an informational database or live help from an expert is now at their fingertips.
Sita W. Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Wed, February 04 2015, 8:37 AM
Two months after its launch, flood-monitoring platform Petajakarta.org has drawn thousands of netizens to report floods across the capital city during rainy days.
Petajakarta.org’s co-principal investigator, Etienne Turpin, pointed out that the growing participation also resulted in an improvement in the quality of the reports.
The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.
Nurfika Osman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Wed, January 29 2014, 9:28 AM
HDI Group of Companies Indonesia plans to conduct a second set of clinical trials this year of its propolis honey-based treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever in a government-run hospital in Jakarta.
The firm said the plan was the result of the success of its trials on 50 dengue fever patients at Persahabatan Hospital in East Jakarta three years ago.
Lita Aruperes and Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Manado/Yogyakarta | Headlines | Thu, January 29 2015, 10:14 AM
As the rainy season enters its peak, more regions across the archipelago have reported outbreaks of dengue fever.
North Sulawesi has declared extraordinary situation (KLB) status over an outbreak of dengue fever. North Sulawesi Health Office director Liesje Grace Punuh said the number of cases this month was more than twice the figure in the corresponding period last year.
Indra Budiari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Mon, February 02 2015, 8:48 AM
Two days of heavy downpours have inundated flood-prone subdistricts in Greater Jakarta and caused traffic jams in a number of areas.
The Jakarta Police’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) reported rain and overflowing drains had caused gridlock on Jl. Kamal Raya in West Jakarta, Jl. Tendean in South Jakarta and Jl. Perjuangan near the Summarecon shopping mall in Bekasi, West Java.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Mon, February 02 2015, 12:54 PM
Major flooding has hit a number of villages in Bojonegoro, East Java, over the last several days due to overflow from nearby rivers, including Mekuris and Pancal.
An officer of the Bojonegoro Disaster and Mitigation Agency, Sukirno, said on Monday that the latest flooding hit the villages of Gondang and Simbatan.
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