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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.

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A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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New President Widodo must make good on human rights pledges

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Amnesty

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia’s dire human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

Widodo, who today was confirmed as winner of the 9 July presidential elections, has pledged to champion human rights during his time in the office – including addressing serious past human rights abuses, protecting freedom of religion, reforming the police and opening up access to Papua for international observers.

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Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)

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Floodwater inundates hectares of rice fields

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Banyumas | Archipelago | Mon, July 21 2014, 6:07 AM

At least 3,000 hectares (ha) of rice fields have been inundated by floodwater in Cilacap and Banyumas regencies following three days of incessant rain.

Farmers said they were afraid their crops would fail if the flooding continued for another week. Floodwater also inundated a number of streets and disrupted traffic in the two regencies.

In Banyumas, floodwater destroyed around 1,000 hectares of paddy fields in Kemranjen, Tambak and Sumpiuh districts.

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Mt. Sinabung victims still in limbo 1 year after eruption

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post

The administrations of North Sumatra province and Karo regency have been criticized for their lack of commitment to those displaced by the eruptions of Mount Sinabung almost a year ago.

Shohibul Anshor from North Sumatra University’s School of Social and Political Sciences said he deplored the tardy progress made by the administrations following the transfer of care from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) some two months ago.

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Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

Agence France-Presse:

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An income for tsunami-affected Indonesia schools

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Islamic Relief

Poor children in Indonesia are benefitting from better places to live and learn, thanks to an Islamic Relief project which completed this earlier year.

Eleven orphanages and boarding schools in Aceh province – an area devastated by the tsunami of 2004 – received support as part of our post-disaster programme.

After completing repairs to the orphanages and schools, Islamic Relief enhanced their ability to maintain and improve their service by providing opportunities for them to generate an income.

Harvesting much-needed funds at Ulul Albab school

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | April - June 2014 [EN/ID]

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Overall decrease in disaster events in 2014

• Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sangeangapi and Mt. Sinabung

• UNDAC course hosted by BNPB and OCHA

• HRF plans to phase out by September 2014

FIGURES

Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014)

  • Natural Disaster 293

  • Total Affected 32,070 population

  • Casualties 61

Overall number of disaster events decreasing in 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Landslide in Papua kills nine

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Jakarta Post

Following heavy downpour, a landslide occurred at a mine in Paniai district, Papua, killing nine and leaving another four buried, according to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) on Friday night.

The deceased are identified as Lukman, Iwan, Alafa, Mardi, Arifin, Supriyanto, Subaedi, Al and another unidentified victim. The landslide also damaged a house.

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Communications with Communities Asia-­Pacific Newsletter June 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster­affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

**Myanmar **

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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USAID-supported waterlinks and borouge increase water access in Denpasar, Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 1, 2014 -- As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported WaterLinks Alliance initiative that connects public-private sector partners to provide urban water services, WaterLinks and Borouge, along with the Denpasar Water Supply Company, are collaborating to help Denpasar Water improve its water supply service to nearly 3,000 marginalized community members in Denpasar’s Serangan area.

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Un programa de pesca de la FAO y la Cooperación Española recupera la pesca artesanal en los países afectados por el tsunami en 2004

Programa Regional de Medios de Vida Pesqueros (RFLP) es un programa de la FAO para los países del Sudeste Asiático afectados por el tsunami, financiado la Cooperación Española.

Son cuatro años de trabajo en el que 35.500 personas han recibido ayuda directa, en más de 1.100 actividades, que contaron con un presupuesto de 12 millones de euros.

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Australian immigration policy piles pressure on Indonesia

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 24 June 2014 (IRIN) - The system for registering, protecting, and finding durable solutions for asylum seekers in Indonesia risks becoming overburdened - potentially sparking unrest - as migrant arrivals continue and Australia’s maritime immigration policy deters boat journeys, officials and activists say.

IRIN:

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Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR, Southasiadisasters.net Special Issue no.113, June 2014

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

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Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards.

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Australia and Indonesia lead rapid disaster response preparations for East Asia Region

Determining guidelines for Foreign Medical Team deployments and streamlining protocols for assistance in major disasters will dominate discussions when Australia and Indonesia co-chair the second East Asia Summit (EAS) Rapid Disaster Response Workshop in Bali this week.

“Every government in our region has different protocols and administrative arrangements that need to be followed to ensure that disaster relief is effective,” Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said.

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Indonesia - Landslide and severe weather (ECHO Daily Flash, 18 June 2014)

In the last few days heavy rains and winds affected several areas of Indonesia. In 24 hours approximatively 126 millimeters of rain were observed in Surabaya (East Jawa) on 16 June and 110 millimeters in Cilacap (Central Jawa) on 17 June.

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Six dead in Bogor landslide

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Jakarta Post

A landslide caused by an early-morning downpour in Cariu District, Bogor, West Java, buried five homes on Tuesday in Mekarwangi Village, leaving six people dead.

According to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, seven people were rescued at the scene while a number of rescuers and locals were searching for three residents who were reported to be still missing.

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UNHCR concerned about growing abuse as more people sail from Bay of Bengal

Two years after inter-communal violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, thousands of people are still leaving. Reports of abuse and exploitation as people seek safety and stability are meanwhile increasing.