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23 Aug 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has warned of an increasing risk of land and forest fires from August to September as a result of the prolonged dry season.

The BNPB recorded that, based on the Terra, Aqua and SNPP satellites, 538 hot spots were detected on Tuesday with a confidence level of medium-to-high.

21 Aug 2017 description

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2017 – More than 140 participants attended the third ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM) held in Singapore yesterday in commemoration of ASEAN’s golden jubilee celebration and the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. 

20 Aug 2017 description

BANDA ACEH – Aceh Disaster Management Agency (BPBA) formed the rehabilitation and reconstruction acceleration team after the earthquake hit Pidie, Pidie Jaya and Bireuen on December 7, 2016. The information about the formation was delivered by Head in Charge of BPBA Yusmadi in a coordination meeting on rehabilitation and reconstruction in post disaster of earthquake in the three regencies two days ago (16/8) in Banda Aceh, Aceh. The Minister of BNPB Willem Rampangilei, the Secretary General Dody Ruswandi, and Deputy of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Harmensyah attended the meeting.

20 Aug 2017 description

PIDIE JAYA – Rehabilitation and reconstruction fund after Aceh earthquake in 2016 (Regency of Pidie, Pidie Jaya and Bireuen) as many as Rp 626,3 billion has disbursed. It was delivered by Minister of National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei as he visited Pidie Jaya for accelerating rehabilitation and reconstruction in post disaster of Aceh earthquake.

18 Aug 2017 description
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Higher than normal rainfall levels boosted crop production in early 2017, but also led to more floods and landslides. The climate outlook for August and September suggests abovenormal rainfall levels for most of the country, but very low precipitation is expected across southern parts of Indonesia, especially East and West Nusa Tenggara, southern West Papua and eastern Java.

18 Aug 2017 description
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By Ganug Nugroho Adi

It is estimated that 1,235 villages in 266 districts in Central Java will face water shortages as a result of drought. The province’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has supplied clean water to 10 regencies since July.

“Drought and a clean-water crisis have affected half of the areas across Central Java. We have supplied clean water to 46 villages, 22 districts and 10 regencies in the province. These include Blora, Boloyali, Klaten and Wonogiri,” said BPBD Central Java acting chairman Sarwa Pramana on Friday.

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017
  • 0 contributions received
  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

EDITOR’S NOTE

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Aug 2017 description

The 1st Meeting of Southeastern Asia-Oceania Flash Flood Guidance (SAOFFG) Steering Committee appointed the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia as the Regional Center for Flash Flood Guidance System Project (FFGSP).

16 Aug 2017 description

Assault on journalism and freedom of expression

Pushing norms and standards in politics, conflict and media to new extremes, leaders in every region of the world in 2016 consolidated and expanded their powers at the expense of freedom and democracy.
From armed conflict and forced migration to the spread of misinformation and the rise of right-wing populism, the chaotic and disheartening developments of the year in many ways marked the new frontiers of global repression and inequality.

14 Aug 2017 description

The Indonesian province of East Kalimantan has a history of disasters, including severe storms, floods, landslides and fires. The role of BPBD East Kalimantan, the Regional Disaster Management Agency, is to lead the planning, preparation, response and recovery from significant disaster events across the province.

14 Aug 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

  • 0 contributions received

  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

14 Aug 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

By Fachrul Sidiq

Fifty asylum seekers, mostly from Afghanistan and Somalia, have been camping on the basketball court of the Jakarta Immigration Detention Center, Kalideres, West Jakarta, since Sunday, as the center is not able to accommodate them on account of capacity issues.

The head of the detention center, Buono Adi sucipto, said the shelter had 83 rooms that could only accommodate 120 people.

“Currently we have 292 immigrants here,” Buono said, adding that the figure excluded the 50 people who were camping on the court.

13 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Fiji

11 August 2017, Indonesia: Fiji and Indonesia have signed a Plan of Action on Disaster Management Cooperation that will see the two countries exchange cooperation in the areas of disaster preparedness, management and response.

Fiji’s Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary Mr Meleti Bainimarama signed the cooperation with Indonesia’s Disaster Management secretary general, Mr Dody Ruswandi.

12 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

11 Aug 2017 description

JAKARTA – While at the moment most of areas in Indonesia experiencing drought and forest and land fire, flash flood precisely occurred in Sidenreng Rappang Regency. Heavy rain in Enrekang Regency has caused flash flood in some villages in Pity Riase Sub-district, Sulawesi Selatan i.e. Belawae, Buntu Buangin, Dengeng-Dengeng, on Monday (7/8) at 04.00 local time.

The flash flood inundated initially in Dengeng-Dengeng, Pitu Riase Sub-district, Sidrap and widely spread to some other areas in Pitumpanua Sub-district, Wajo Regency, on Monday morning (7/8) at around 06.30 local time.

09 Aug 2017 description

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