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05 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Soixante-dixième session,
28e séance plénière - Matin

La situation en Syrie et l’ampleur inédite des migrations qu’elle suscite, en conjonction avec les autres crises au Moyen-Orient ou en Afrique, ont dominé les six jours de débat général de la soixante-dixième session de l’Assemblée générale, cette semaine à New York.

04 Oct 2015 description
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Seventieth Session,
28th Meeting (AM)

In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change — speakers in the General Assembly today called on the United Nations to invoke the spirit that had underpinned its historic founding 70 years ago: one of compassion and dignity.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description

On this edition:

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
  • 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
  • Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
01 Oct 2015 description

A West Papuan human rights campaigner says a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead on Monday in Timika in the Indonesian province.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

30 Sep 2015 description
report Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Mon, September 28 2015, 2:31 PM

Oxfam and the Bima administration, with the support of the Australian Government Aid Agency (AusAID) on Monday launched it as a role model of a disaster resilient city.

First launched in 2012, the Disaster Resilient City project has continued under cooperation between Oxfam and its local partner,Institute for the Development of Democratic Participation and the People's Economy (LP2DER), with the support of the Australia Indonesia Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (AIFDR).

30 Sep 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Sat, September 26 2015, 5:13 PM - See more at:

Current rice stocks were sufficient to weather the peak of the El Niño weather phenomenon, the government announced on Friday.

30 Sep 2015 description
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Syamsul Huda M.Suhari,, Gorontalo | Archipelago | Tue, September 29 2015, 6:51 PM

Local residents of Bubalango village in East Sumalata district, North Gorontalo regency, are fortunate enough to still have safe drinking water although their wells have begun to dry up as a result of the drought, which has been ongoing for more than three months.

29 Sep 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

MANOKWARI: A 6.8-magnitude quake hit West Papua province on Thursday evening, injuring at least 62 people and damaging 200 buildings.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) website reported that the quake took place on Thursday at 10:53 p.m. local time.

Its epicenter was located 31 kilometers northeast of Sorong and 68 km northeast of Raja Ampat, at a depth of 10 km.

The Sorong Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and the Raja Ampat BPBD, as of Friday, recorded that 17 people had suffered serious injuries and 45 others minor injuries following the quake.

25 Sep 2015 description

Sorong, Indonesia | AFP | Friday 9/25/2015 - 02:28 GMT

More than 60 people were injured and 200 houses damaged Friday when a powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia, a disaster agency official said, and warned the number of victims could rise.

People were woken up and ran screaming out of their homes when the 6.6-magnitude undersea quake struck in the Papua region at about 1:00 am (1600 GMT), not far from the coastal city of Sorong.

24 Sep 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Across Asia and the Pacific, and indeed globally, women weave and mend the social fabric of our communities. When emergencies and disasters strike, women overcome immense obstacles to provide care and safety for others. But they also need care and safety for themselves on a variety of fronts, including gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections, help with managing pregnancy and ensuring safe childbirth.

23 Sep 2015 description

JAKARTA - In the fiscal year 2015, 120 local governments at province, district, and municipality level accepted the grant for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Assisting the grant was based on scales of priority and the availability of national budget allocation for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Budget allocation amount Rp 1,5 trillions would be provided to the affected local governments that experienced massive disasters and affected multi sectors.

21 Sep 2015 description

Makati City, Philippines 21 September 2015 – A new development programme designed to improve the income and food security of 10 million small-scale farmers and rural producers was launched earlier this month at the 37th meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in Makati City.

21 Sep 2015 description
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P.J. Leo, The Jakarta Post | Feature | Tue, September 15 2015, 4:03 PM

Over the last several months, residents of Sinarjati village in Cibarusah district, Bekasi, West Java, have been engaged at the bottom of the Cipamingkis River, now beginning to dry up.

Since May, the dry season has prevailed in Cibarusah, parching not only local people’s wells but also the Cipamingkis, the largest river in Cibarusah.

18 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Alisa Tang

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, international aid poured into Southeast Asia, but in both disasters the 10-nation regional body ASEAN was conspicuously absent, says disaster expert Arnel Capili.

"Those were very big events that really affected the national governments of member states. The question was, where is ASEAN?" Capili said of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

15 Sep 2015 description

Indonesia - Efforts to repatriate the first of hundreds of men trafficked onto foreign fishing boats last week coincided with the latest International Organization for Migration and the Indonesian government cooperative maritime security initiative.

Forty-six of 360 Myanmar nationals identified as victims of trafficking during a June assessment by IOM conducted at the request of Indonesian authorities in the sprawling port of Ambon, 2,400km east of the capital Jakarta, returned home with IOM’s assistance over the past week.

14 Sep 2015 description

BANGKOK, 9 September 2015 –Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM) together with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) will conduct "One ASEAN, One Response Roadshow and ASEAN Resilience Symposium" on 10 – 11 September 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The news was released today during the press conference held in DDPM Office by the Director-General of DDPM, Mr. Chatchai Phromlert, and the Executive Director of the AHA Centre, Mr. Said Faisal.

10 Sep 2015 description


New Delhi/Dili, 10 September 2015: The World Health Organization has called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases - kala azar, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis - which continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in the WHO South-East Asia Region.

10 Sep 2015 description


This edition's Perspective provides background on the widely-respected West Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma.

07 Sep 2015 description

Pacific civil society groups are adding their weight to a call for a Pacific Islands Forum mission to the Indonesian region of West Papua.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.