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Sinabung area residents lack food, clean water

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan

Thousands of residents in 16 subdistricts around Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, are badly in need of clean water, after withstanding the effects of the volcano’s eruptions from their houses for almost two weeks.

Indonesian Volunteer Community chairman Susanto said that many of the affected residents were going hungry as they had begun running out of food on Wednesday. He added that the regency administration had yet to allow the residents to move although volcanic activities continued to increase.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review - East Asia and the Pacific | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in the 10 member states of ASEAN plus China to guide development and preparedness planning.

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'Great wall of Jakarta' plan to combat floods

10/15/2014 - 04:37 GMT

by Sam Reeves

Jakarta has launched a multi-billion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding as the Indonesian capital sinks, but there is scepticism about its chances of success in a country with a history of corruption and failed megaprojects.

The 35 kilometre (22 mile) wall, across the Bay of Jakarta off the city's northern coast, is the centrepiece of a project that will cost up to $40 billion over three decades, and also includes reclaiming land for 17 new islands.

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | July - September 2014 [EN/ID]

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Incidence of disasters decreases by 37 per cent

• 3,287 people (1,019 families) displaced by Mt. Sinabung’s eruption in February 2014 are still living in IDP shelters

• BNPB is conducting field studies to improve regulations

FIGURES

Natural Disasters (July - September 2014)

Natural Disaster - 139

Total Affected population- 78,484

Casualties - 38

Incidence of disasters continue dropping

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Indonesia: Level III Volcanoes in Indonesia (as of 10 Oct 2014)

Mt Sinabung erupted today spewing ash up to 2000 m into the sky and pyroclastic lava flow to non-residential areas South of the crater. There are no reports of new displacement. Volcanic dust from the previous eruption on 08 October reached Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, disrupting flights on 09 October 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Asia-Pacific region: El Niño Snapshot - October 2014

What is El Niño?

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Overview: Volcanoes at Alert Level 3 (10 Oct 2014)

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 - 13 October 2014)

On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

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Islamic Relief

As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Islamic Relief highlights seven of its projects that are helping vulnerable communities to reduce their risk from disasters.

Developing early warning systems in Bangladesh

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Small yet strong: voices from Oceania on the environment

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Caritas

About this report

This report draws from interviews carried out with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand partners and networks between March and August 2014. We approached groups with these key questions:

What are the environmental issues you are experiencing in your work and community?

What responses are people making?

What solutions do you think should be made?

What else do you want to tell us about environmental impacts affecting people in your community?

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Sinabung’s ash blankets Berastagi city

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan

Volcanic ash showers from Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, have for the last three days reportedly paralyzed Berastagi city, a popular tourist destination located 30 kilometers from the erupting volcano.

Fhandi, a fruit trader in Berastagi, said most traders in the main traditional market and fruit market had closed their kiosks over fears that volcanic ash would cover their merchandise.

“As the result, business here is paralyzed,” Fhandi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday,

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Indonesia: September 2014 - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 Oct 2014)

Mt Sinabung erupted on 10 October, spewing ash up to 2000 m into the sky and pyroclastic lava flow to non-residential areas South of the crater. There are no reports of new displacement. Volcanic dust from the previous eruption on 08 October reached Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, disrupting flights on 09 October 2014.

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Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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West Papua Report October 2014

This is the 126th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua. This report is co-published by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).

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Indonesia: July Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 18 August 2014)

Floods were the most common natural disaster for July with BNPB reporting 19, affecting and displacing more than 26,196 people. Landslides were the second highest natural disaster event, taking 22 lives the highest number of all the disasters

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 Sep - 7 Oct 2014)

At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.

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Updates on Disaster Situation in the Region in the Period of 29 Sept - 05 Oct 2014

The following information issued by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) is a compilation and synthesis of reports and data received from National Disaster Management Office of ASEAN Member States, partner agencies of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), and News agencies in the period of 29 Sept - 05 Oct 2014. ​

INDONESIA

1 meter flood inundated 300 houses in Binjai North Sumatera. (http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/722)

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Lab Notes: Google sounds local disaster alarm with Alerts

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Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: Google says it’s launching its Google Public Alerts and Crisis Map for Indonesia to fight calamities that afflict people living in the so-called Ring of Fire.

Google’s head of partnerships for Google Crisis Response, Meryl Stone, said that the service would initially alert users to earthquakes and tsunamis.

“The Crisis Response started in the mid-2000s as a volunteer project after seeing a real need for real-time mapping,” Stone said.

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Rapid-fire eruptions from Mt. Sinabung

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan

Just over a year ago, an eruption from Mount Sinabung killed 14 people and forced more than 33,000 others to evacuate their homes. The volcano began erupting again on Sunday, emitting pyroclastic flows that were the largest for five months.

Local people panicked, including those who are still living in evacuation shelters since the volcano began erupting on Sept. 15 last year, because of the size of the flows and clouds of volcanic ash, which extended to Berastagi city, 13 kilometers from Sinabung.