Indonesia - Like tens of thousands of their countrymen, residents of the Indonesian hamlet of Sukon fled their homes on Wednesday as a powerful predawn earthquake collapsed homes, businesses and places of worship, killing more than 100 people.
By Indonesia correspondent Samantha Hawley
- Number of displaced people jumps from 3,000 to 11,000, authorities say
- A two-week state of emergency has been declared in the Aceh province
- Indonesian officials announce $350,000 in aid including tents, beds, and toilets
More than 11,000 people have been left homeless in the Indonesian province of Aceh by this week's magnitude-6.5 earthquake, according to authorities.
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Thu, December 8, 2016 | 10:10 pm
Four airlines have expressed their commitment to help distribute humanitarian assistance to victims of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked Pidie Jaya regency, Aceh, on Wednesday, said a ministry official.
“Air Asia is ready to help while Lion Air has flown personnel to Aceh. Tri MG is set to provide cargo aircraft and Sriwijaya Air is ready to help as well,” the Transportation Ministry’s director general for air transportation Suprasetyo said in Jakarta on Thursday.
The Jakarta Post
Medan, North Sumatra | Thu, December 8, 2016 | 04:13 pm
The Indonesian Naval Base (Lantamal) I in Belawan, North Sumatra, has readied four warships to carry basic necessities and medical aid to victims of the strong undersea earthquake that hit Pidie Jaya regency in Aceh on Wednesday.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province at 05.03am local time on 7 December 2016. Indonesia’s national disaster management agency (BNPB) has reported that 97 people have died and more than 600 have been injured. Around 200 buildings have either collapsed or are heavily damaged. The most heavily affected district is Pidie Jaya, particularly the 4 sub-districts – total population 104,430 (2015) – of Bandar Baru, Trienggadeng, Bandar Dua and Meureudu (district capital).
On 7 Dec 2016, at 05:00 am local time, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Pidie Jaya District in Indonesia’s Aceh province. The earthquake struck off the coast of northern Sumatra at a depth of 10km and caused extensive damage to hundreds of buildings. According to the Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBA) 102 people were killed and more than 600 injured. It is expected that the number of casualties will rise as search and rescue efforts in the area continue.
Singapore, 8 December 2016 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will commit S$50,000 for relief items to support the disaster response efforts for the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near the province of the Pidie Jaya District in Aceh, Indonesia. The funds will support the search, rescue and retrieval efforts by the Indonesian Red Cross - Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), which is working with local government agencies to provide immediate assistance to affected people.
A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Aceh, Indonesia in the early morning hours, completely flattening homes and buildings, including a hospital.
“Search teams have worked all day to rescue survivors. We don’t know how many people are still buried under the rubble but we fear it will be hundreds. It’s now getting dark here, this will seriously hamper the rescue efforts. Roads are damaged and transport is disrupted,” said Helen Vanwel, CARE’s country director in Indonesia.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016. The earthquake flattened more than 200 houses and buildings, including shops and mosques, in the worst-affected districts of Bireuen and Pidie Jaya. At least 97 people have been killed and more than 200 injured. Aceh province has declared a state of emergency.
Present in Indonesia since 2005, Handicap International has sent an emergency specialist and a physical therapist to the affected areas to assess the needs of the casualties, and to plan for a possible emergency response.
December 6, 2016 Written by Public Relations Bureau PMI
Bengawan Solo river overflowing flood that occurred in Bojonegoro continues to grow. So the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Bojonegoro already established a public kitchen at once distributed rations and alerting volunteers.
"We have prepared 50 PMI volunteers, any time it is moved," said Secretary of PMI Bojonegoro, Sukohawidodo, message quoted in the news media online blokBojonegoro.com, Wednesday (30/11/2016).
07 dec, 2016 Written by Public Relations Bureau PMI
Responding quickly earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale that shook the districts of Pidie Jaya, this morning (7/12), PMI immediately sent support, mobilizing emergency response teams and setting up relief stations.
Arifin M. Hadi, Head of Disaster Management Division PMI said that the PMI has been lowered 21 disaster response team personnel since this morning.
"Some 500 family kits, 500 hygine kits, 1000 blankets, 1000 tarpaulins and 200 body bags were distributed." Brightness.
4 Desember 2016 23:8 WIB
JAKARTA - Flood in Mempawah District, Kalimantan Barat has been inundating settlements since November 30, 2016 until now (4/12). The flood has been affecting 19 villages in 4 sub-districts of Mempawah. Total number of families affected is 6.758 families/ HH (23.775 people). The number of affected people in the four sub-districts is distributed as follows.
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The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Wed, December 7, 2016 | 05:03 pm
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has deployed personnel to assist and evacuate victims of the 6.5 Richter scale-earthquake that struck Pidie, Aceh Province, on Wednesday morning.
Indonesian Army spokesperson Brig. Gen Sabrar Fadhillah said that currently around 740 personnel had been deployed to Pidie for evacuation and relief efforts.
This bulletin is issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – has analyzed, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), that available information points toward significant humanitarian needs. A scaled-up response which will require financial support from the IFRC international disaster response mechanism is envisioned.
Indonesian authorities and aid agencies, including Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik as local partner of Save the Children in Indonesia, are assessing the humanitarian impact after a strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Sumatra on Wednesday morning.
“The earthquake was relatively shallow at a depth of 17km and has caused some buildings to collapse, damaged homes and other infrastructures like roads and ports, which may result in further challenges in delivering aid,” said Selina Sumbung, Chairperson of Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik.
5 December 2016 - Indonesia's president Joko Widodo announced today a landmark moratorium, which bans all activities that damage the hydrological functions of peatlands - the world's largest terrestrial soil carbon stock.
The move is expected to slash greenhouse gas emissions and prevent disastrous peat fires that have plagued the Southeast Asian nation in recent years.
Pidie Jaya, Aceh | Wed, December 7, 2016 | 10:58 am
Victims of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Pidie Jaya regency were moved to Sigli General Hospital in neighboring Pidie regency due to a shortage of medical staff at Pidie Jaya General Hospital.
Royan, a volunteer with Aceh Police, said Pidie Jaya General Hospital was overwhelmed with dozens of victims, forcing some to be taken to the hospital in Sigli, about 60 kilometers from Pidie Jaya.
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The Jakarta Post
Banda Aceh | Wed, December 7, 2016 | 10:06 am
An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit Aceh early on Wednesday morning, destroying buildings in Pidie Jaya regency. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.
It was reported that several buildings, including the dome of the Dayah Mudi Mesra Samalanga Mosque, a coffee shop in a gasoline station and a building of STAI Al-Aziziah Islamic University, collapsed during the quake, which had its center at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Members of Myanmar’s Rakhine Advisory Commission met with President Htin Kyaw and five lawmakers in Naypyidaw on Monday to discuss the unstable situation in the western state where a security crackdown has sparked allegations of genocide of the Rohingya Muslims who live there.
Led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, the nine-member commission met with three lawmakers from the lower house of parliament, and two from the upper house following a visit to the northwestern part of Rakhine State.
Heavy rain has continued to affect several parts of the country over the past week causing more floods and landslides. Approx. 114 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Tegal city (Java island) over 4 - 5 December.
As of 5 December, national authorities reported that four people have been killed in Central Java province due to a landslide, in East Java province and Jambi province due to floods. Over 17 000 houses have been damaged in the provinces of East Java, Jambi and Central Java.