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24 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages - More than 30 years on, the situation of refugees from Myanmar/Burma in Thailand has become one of the world's most protracted refugee crises, and there is a need to find durable solutions. - Since 1995, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps.

24 Jun 2016 description


317 Maternal and neonatal tetanus validation assessment in Region 4, Indonesia, May 2016


317 Élimination du tétanos maternel et néonatal: enquête de validation dans la région 4,
Indonésie, mai 2016

24 Jun 2016 description

Solomon Islands' diplomat in Geneva has told the UN Human Rights Council's 32nd session about an eroding human rights situation in Indonesia's Papua region.

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23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description
report Jakarta Post

Hans Nicholas Jong | The Jakarta Post | Jakarta Thu, June 23 2016 | 09:03 am

In the wake of extreme weather that has devastated parts of Indonesia and claimed dozens of lives, the government is being urged to overhaul the country’s disaster management by introducing disaster literacy in school curriculums, as well as by strengthening its early warning system.

Indonesia’s disaster literacy in general is still low compared to other disaster-prone countries like Japan, a senior researcher has said.

23 Jun 2016 description

139.7 M required for 2016

29.3 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

110.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Jun 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016

795,300 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Jun 2016 description


The monsoon has brought higher rainfall intensity and triggered flooding in several areas in Sagaing, Rakhine, Ayeyarwady and Bago. Based on the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), the incidents have caused 8 death and affected 27,757 people. The flood also submerged 5,685 houses and damaged 246 houses.


21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

20 Jun 2016 description

Banyumas, Indonesia | AFP | Monday 6/20/2016 - 06:12 GMT

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 47 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.

Rescuers used excavators and their bare hands to search through wrecked houses and earth for 15 villagers still missing after days of rain triggered the landslips and flash floods on mountainous Java island at the weekend.

20 Jun 2016 description

Indonesia - Floods and landslides (National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB))

  • On 18 June torrential rain caused floods and landslides in 16 districts in Jawa Tengah.

  • As of 19 June, 24 people died and 26 are missing with the largest number of casualties being registered in Purworejo. Dozens of houses have been buried under the landslides and hundreds have been flooded.

  • Emergency response activities are being carried out by BNPB, local organisations and volunteers. Evacuations and search and rescue activities are still ongoing.

19 Jun 2016 description

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 12:27 GMT

Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.

Dozens were also missing or injured following torrential rain and widespread flooding on the main island of Java, where thousands of homes have been swamped.

19 Jun 2016 description

Cisarua, Indonesia | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 03:30 GMT

by Nick Perry

Mahboob Jafari had barely seen the inside of a classroom, let alone taught in one, before he arrived in Indonesia as a refugee fleeing persecution in Afghanistan.

The 19-year-old now teaches English at a pioneering school in the mountains south of Jakarta, where refugees from war-torn corners of the globe are banding together to educate their children.

19 Jun 2016 description
report The New York Times


BAYEUN, Indonesia — When Mohammed Salim washed ashore on the coast of Aceh Province in Indonesia during the Southeast Asian refugee crisis last year, he was hungry, thirsty, emaciated and exhausted.

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18 Jun 2016 description

Lhoknga, Indonesia | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 07:06 GMT

Dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat off Indonesia were allowed to come ashore Saturday after a tense stand-off, but local authorities insist they will still be towed back to sea.

The 44 migrants, who include many women and children, were allowed to disembark in Aceh province and take refuge in tents, a week after their Indian-flagged vessel broke down en route to Australia.

18 Jun 2016 description

Media Statement from WHO South-East Asia Regional Office

The South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), comprising of 11 countries including India, continues to be polio free. No child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal, India, in January 2011.

17 Jun 2016 description

Lhoknga, Indonesia | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 06:53 GMT

Indonesian authorities faced pressure Friday to allow dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat for almost a week to disembark, as witnesses said a warning shot was fired in chaotic scenes near the vessel.

The 44 migrants, who include many women and children, have been stuck on the Indian-flagged vessel resting in shallow waters off Aceh province since last Saturday after it broke down en route to Australia.