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.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None
Earthquake - Indonesia
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits
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.
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.
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.
This report, under the project ‘finding the finance: climate compatible development in Asian cities’, contains a scoping study on how climate actions in cities in Indonesia can be financed. There are many source of funds such as from international and national level, however, the study also identifies source of funds at the local level that can be used to finance climate actions at city level.
The above-normal rains continued across Indonesia through November and brought more floods, landslides and consequently bigger losses, more infrastructure and crop damages. Weather conditions were however favourable for paddy planting.
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.
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.
In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there is need for better understanding of new actors to strengthen coordination during disasters.
By Jonatan A. Lassa and Margareth Sembiring
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.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.
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.
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
139.7 M required for 2016
45.1 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements
94.6 M funding gap for South East Asia
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