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03 Mar 2014 description
report Internews Network

Crisis communication is a vital part of disaster response that saves lives. This fact has gained greater recognition across the humanitarian sector in recent years, with more and more governments and civil society actors making communications initiatives a part of their emergency response and disaster preparedness efforts. In humanitarian disasters, communication capacity is essential. It lies at the core of a vulnerable community’s resilience and preparedness.

07 Oct 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2013 rice production to remain around the record level of last year

  • Domestic prices of rice stable in recent months

  • Cereal imports forecast to remain firm in 2013/14 (April/March)

  • Overall food security situation satisfactory but localized food insecurity persists

03 Jul 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 220,000 persons were affected or displaced in about 198 natural disasters during April and May – an increase since the last reporting period.

  • Floods from Bengawan Solo River inundated parts six district in Central and East Java Provinces. The floods killed 11 persons and affected up to ten thousand persons.

  • The alert level status of three volcanoes has been increased to level 3: Mt Soputan (North Sulawesi),
    Mt Papandayan (in West Java) and Mt.
    Sangeangapi (in West Nusa Tenggara).

03 Jul 2013 description

Some 220,000 persons were affected or displaced in about 198 natural disasters during April and May – an increase since the last reporting period.

Floods from Bengawan Solo River inundated parts six district in Central and East Java Provinces. The floods killed 11 persons and affected up to ten thousand persons.

The alert level status of three volcanoes has been increased to level 3: Mt Soputan (North Sulawesi), Mt Papandayan (in West Java) and Mt. Sangeangapi (in West Nusa Tenggara).

28 Jun 2013 description

CHF339,096 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries who were affected by the inundation of flood waters across Jakarta during the first months of 2013.

Period covered by this final report:
17 January 2013 - 16 April 2013

Summary

Heavy rains along with exceptionally high sea tides caused many parts of Jakarta to become inundated in flood waters on 16 January 2013.

01 May 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for the 2013 main season paddy and maize crops are favourable

  • Domestic prices of rice weakened seasonally in March, after a steady rise since May 2012

  • Lower cereal imports in 2012/13 (April/March) marketing year and are expected to remain so during 2013/14

  • Overall food security situation satisfactory but localized food insecurity persists

22 Apr 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

Nurni Sulaiman and Syamsul Huda M. Suhari, The Jakarta Post, Samarinda/Gorontalo | Archipelago | Sat, April 20 2013, 1:31 PM

Dozens of villages in East Kalimantan and Gorontalo have been flooded following incessant rain affecting thousands of residents.

Flooding in Tabang district in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, inundated 18 traditional Dayak and Kutai villages.

Kutai Kartanegara Regent Rita Widyasari said the flood happened after the Belayan River, a tributary of the Mahakam River, overflowed its banks following heavy rain.

17 Apr 2013 description
report IRIN

JAKARTA, 17 April 2013 (IRIN) - When the Ciliwung River breached its banks in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, in January, Abdul Majid rushed to move his family and belongings upstairs.

"When I knew the flood was going to be large, I moved all of my merchandise to the roof of the building to avoid losing it all again," said the 50-year-old Majid, who runs a small kiosk on the ground floor of his home.

15 Apr 2013 description

Heavy rainfall over the past week caused severe floods in central and eastern Java, mainly due to overflow of the Bengawan Solo river. As of 12 April, 11 people had been killed and 22,830 houses were flooded, with Bojonegoro regency in East Java the most heavily hit.

Floods hit also Kutai regency in East Kalimantan province on 12-14 April, inundating ca. 1,500 houses.

15 Apr 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang

Conservationists in Padang, West Sumatra, have blamed forest concession holders (HPH) and timber exploitation permits (IPK) on, for the worsening floods on Siberut, one of the Mentawai Islands.

From April 5, floods covered five districts on the island for five days. It was the worst flooding ever seen on Siberut. Eleven homes were swept away or severely damaged. Three elementary schools, two community health clinics and more than 1,000 homes were swamped by up to 3 meters deep water.

13 Apr 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Sat, April 13 2013, 2:24 PM

Eleven people were feared dead after they were swept away by the Bengawan Solo River, which has flooded several areas in Central Java and East Java.

Five of the victims were residents of Ngawi, East Java while four other victims came from Bojonegoro, the other two victims were from Tuban and Gresik, all in the province.

12 Apr 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

Thousands in Demak and Kudus regencies in Central Java have fled after their homes were inundated by floods 1.5 meters deep.

The floods were attributed to problems with the Wulan River Dam and damage to the Sungai Welahan Drain 1 Dam in Kudus.

"We have prepared two locations that could harbor up to 5000 refugees,” Kudus Disaster Mitigation Agency officers Noor Kasiyan said on Thursday.

In Demak, 10,000 residents have taken to higher ground. The flood has cut off the road connecting Demak and Jepara, forcing vehicles to take lengthy detours.

12 Apr 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

Syamsul Huda M.Suhari, The Jakarta Post, Gorontalo | Archipelago | Wed, April 10 2013, 11:36 AM

Residents have been evacuated and several trans-Sulawesi roads have been cut off after flash floods hit the Panua nature preserve in Pohuwato, Gorontalo, on Monday, an official has said.

While no lives were reported lost, hundreds of homes in Patilanggio and Libuo districts were inundated by the flood runoff from the hills of the preserve.

10 Apr 2013 description

Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in South Sulawesi province on 08 April. BNPB reports 1,000 houses flooded in six villages and roads blocked.

Strong winds and heavy rains hit Central Java on 09 April. As of 10 April, BNPB reports 300 houses severely damaged in Wonosobo regency. In Demak regency, 20 houses were damaged. The report also mentions two dead and six injured from a landslide in Kendal district.

09 Apr 2013 description
  • Floods and landslides killed 22 people in North Sulawesi in February. About 4,220 houses were damaged, 3,832 people were temporarily displaced.

  • Floods killed three people and temporarily displaced around 9,923 persons in Riau in February.

  • Floods killed three people and displaced around 1,145 families from six sub-districts Jayapura District, Papua.

09 Apr 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Floods and landslides killed 20 people in North Sulawesi in February. About 4,220 houses were damaged, 3,832 people were temporarily displaced.

• Floods killed three people and temporarily displaced around 9,923 persons in Riau in February.

• Floods killed three people and displaced around 1,145 families from six sub-districts Jayapura District, Papua in March.

• Communities affected by disasters continue to receive support from three HRF-funding projects.

01 Apr 2013 description
  1. Myanmar - According to the Gov, clashes on 20 Mar over a local dispute in Meikhtila, Mandalay Region resulted in 40 fatalities and 61 injured. Reports indicate that life in Meikhtila is slowly returning to normal, although the atmosphere is cautious and the state of emergency remains in place for four townships. Nearly 13,000 people were displaced and nearly 1,600 houses destroyed by arson. The Gov estimates a cost of $7 million to complete a planned resettlement process.
    Source: OCHA

29 Mar 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kanis Dursin

Last October, at the beginning of Indonesia’s rainy season, a 37-year-old farmer named Herinurdin took a leap of faith. Instead of planting corn in his entire 1.3-hectare rainfed farm in the Sukabumi town of West Java, as his family had done for generations, he sowed 1,600 square metres worth of rice instead.

In November he ploughed another 700 square metres and by December he had seeded the remainder of his land in this densely populated province, some 120 kilometres south of the capital Jakarta.

26 Mar 2013 description
report Jakarta Post

Arya Dipa, The Jakarta Post, Bandung | Archipelago | Tue, March 26 2013, 10:23 AM

Search and rescue (SAR) teams looking for 11 of the 17 landslide victims in Nagrok hamlet, Muka Payung village, Cililin district in West Bandung regency, West Java, cannot use heavy machinery due to difficult terrain, says the West Java Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head.

“Currently, rescuers are using basic tools, such as hoes and spades,” West Java BPBD head Sigit Udjwalaprana said on Monday.