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Indonesia: Central Aceh earthquake DREF operation n° MDRID008 Final report

Summary: CHF 192,990 was allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) in delivering assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries (1,000 households) over a period of two months.

This allocation was in response to a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Indonesia’s Aceh province on the island of Sumatra on 2 July 2013. Of the total amount allocated, CHF 125,565 was spent.

The balance of CHF 67,425 will be returned to DREF.

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Learning to map risk in Indonesia

On July 2, 2013, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh Province, resulting in 42 deaths and displacing more than 53,000 people. In Bener Meriah, one of Aceh’s hardest-hit districts, the earthquake damaged or destroyed houses, health facilities, roads, and communications systems.

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Immediate benefits in Indonesia

On 2 July 2013, at 2:37 pm local time a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province. Bener Meriah and Aceh Tengah districts were hit hardest hit, with houses and infrastructure such as roads, water supply and electricity lines affected.

The difference between this quake, and the many ones preceding it in this disaster-prone part of Indonesia is that it was the first one in which the local disaster management agencies could put into action the skills they had learned under IOM’s innovative USAID/OFDA Disaster Risk Reduction programme.

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | July - August 2013

Highlights:

· Floods and earthquakes have the highest humanitarian impact in the July – August period.

· Hotspot blazes in the peatland forests of Sumatra create recurring haze emergencies in Riau Province · Repeated Mt Rokatenda eruptions prompt government relocation of Palue Island residents

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Indonesia: Humanitarian Snapshot (July- August 2013)

Highlights

  • Floods and earthquakes have the highest humanitarian impact in the July – August period.

  • Hotspot blazes in the peatland forests of Sumatra create recurring haze emergencies in Riau Province

  • Repeated Mt Rokatenda eruptions prompt government relocation of Palue Island residents

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Indonesia: Central Aceh earthquake - DREF operation n° MDRID008 - Update no. 1

Period covered by this update: 15 July to 31 August 2013

Summary: CHF 192,990 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 16 July 2013 to support Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia - PMI) in delivering assistance to 5,000 beneficiaries (1,000 households) over a period of two months.

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After the earthquake

Verene Chua, Save the Children in Indonesia

On 2 July, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Aceh. Houses, schools and public buildings all over Bener Meriah and Aceh Tengah districts collapsed in the tremors.

In the aftermath, Save the Children is setting up Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) to help children relieve post-disaster stress and provide them with a safe space to continue learning and developing.

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Red Cross responds to 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Aceh

By Ahmad Husein and Madeline Wilson, IFRC

One month after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Aceh Province, Indonesia, the Red Cross continues to provide support to affected communities. Over 52,000 people were forced to flee their homes after the earthquake struck Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah districts, killing 42 people and injuring over 2,500 people.

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Kalla hands over aid to Aceh quake victims

Report
Jakarta Post

Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) chairman Jusuf Kalla handed over 20,000 sheets of corrugated iron and clean drinking water to earthquake victims in Aceh on a visit to the quake-hit area in Central Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, on Monday.

“Since the first day [of the quake], the PMI has been on location for emergency response, but more importantly is the rehabilitation period because many humanitarian relief organizations have left the disaster-hit areas,” said Kalla on the sidelines of the aid delivery in Kute Panang, Central Aceh, as quoted by Antara news agency.

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Indonesia: Earthquake Situation Report No. 5 July 24, 2013

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • On July 2, 2013, at 2:37 pm local time (3:37 am Eastern Daylight Time), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province at a depth of 10 km, or 6.2 miles. The Government of Indonesia (GoI) Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2.

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Indonesia: Aceh Tengah Earthquake (as of 18 Jul 2013)

In the worst affected sub districts of Bener Meriah (Timang Gajah Sub District) and Aceh Tengah (Ketol and Kute Penang Sub Districts) more than 50 per cent of the population has been displaced. The Government has announced transition to early recovery phase from 17 July 2013 - 10 August 2013 allowing the relief efforts to be continued for the worst-affected areas, while early recovery activities start.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Indonesia: Aceh Tengah Earthquake Situation Report, 11 – 19 July 2013 

Highlights

  • Government reports number of IDPs has risen to 53,339. The death toll has risen to 42, six persons are still missing. The number of damaged houses and public buildings has climbed from 16,560 to 20,401.

  • On 10-11 July operation of the Main Incident Command Post was passed from TNI to Head of Aceh Provincial Disaster Management Agency (BPBD). Additional Incident Command Posts were established in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah to complement the Main Incident Command Post.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Indonesia: Central Aceh earthquake - DREF operation n° MDRID008

Summary: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Aceh province on 2 July 2013. The epicentre was located in the western end of Central Aceh district proximate to the boundary of Bener Meriah in central Aceh. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake, having a Modified Mercali

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 - 15 July 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Indonesia earthquake: lesson learned is children need school

Although we have a field office in the area, it took us nearly 24 hours to get to the worst hit areas of Bener Meriah after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Sumatra on Saturday 6 July.

Landslides, damaged roads and debris-laden streets meant a one-hour drive took at least 10 hours. When we finally arrived, telecommunications were down and there was no electricity or running water. At least 40 people have been killed and over 140 injured.

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Asia-Pacific Region 9 - 15 July, 2013 - Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

Flooding after heavy monsoon rains is affecting Central and Eastern regions of Nepal as well as several Indian states. Ongoing heavy rains have caused almost 70 deaths in China.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.