Indonesia is located in one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, with frequent calamities such as tropical storms, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
National authorities' management capacity has substantially improved in recent years but international assistance is sometimes still required.
The European Commission has made available € 136 million in humanitarian aid to help survivors of natural and human-made crises since 1995. This includes funding for preparedness measures through its Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO).
09/10/2012 – Mrs. Empat, 48, with her 6 year-old grandson Aep, are members of one of the 1.500 families in West Java which have benefited from an ECHO-funded project to build transitional shelters for the victims of the devastating earthquake in September 2009.
Facts & Figures
€84.5 million in response to natural disasters since 1994
€22 million to assist victims of conflicts since 1994
€8.27 million for disaster preparedness since 1994
Through ECHO funding, nearly 150 million people are helped each year in more than 90 countries outside the EU through approximately 200 partners (International non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and UN agencies).
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011 Programme outcome
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia Pacific zone office continues to support its regional and country offices as well as the 37 national societies in the zone in building stronger and more resilient communities, improving and assisting in preparedness, knowledge-sharing and response to disasters as well as health and care challenges.
The Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) is an NGO funding mechanism managed by OCHA that aims to provide immediate funds to respond to short-term humanitarian needs triggered by conict or natural disasters, particularly in areas where funding gaps exist. The humanitarian activities focus on meeting short-term emergency needs and re-establishing basic living conditions; preventing and strengthening preparedness for the occurrence of such situations; and laying the groundwork for supporting durable solutions by meeting initial recovery or transitional needs
This year's World Humanitarian Day, Friday 19 August, comes at a time when the world mobilises to respond to the terrible humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
The Horn of Africa crisis has highlighted the devastating effects that protracted crises can have on the lives and livelihoods of people. Rising food prices, severe drought and a lack of food have compounded the effects of conflict and insecurity, leaving more than 12 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Period covered by this operations update: 7 October 2009 - 30 June 2011
Appeal target (current): CHF 14,219,542
Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is fully covered in cash and kind.
This operations update extends this appeal’s operational timeframe up to 31 August 2011. A final report will be issued by 30 November 2011.
Period covered by this operations update: 1 November 2010 - 31 March 2011.
Appeal target (current): CHF 14,219,542 (USD 12.9 million or EUR 8.8 million)
Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 104 per cent covered in cash and kind.
USAID/OFDA is at the forefront of the humanitarian community's shelter and settlements activities, all of which revolve around a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, USAID/OFDA provided more than $129 million in humanitarian shelter assistance and shelter-related risk reduction activities in 16 countries, up from nearly $40 million in FY 2009.
USAID/OFDA Supports Volcano Monitoring in Indonesia
Following 400 years of dormancy, the Mt. Sinabung volcano erupted at least five times in August and September 2010, triggering the displacement of 30,000 individuals from the surrounding area. Local authorities noted that the initial eruption had come as somewhat of a surprise, as officials had not been actively monitoring the volcano and the nearest monitoring post was located in Mt.
27 September 2010
In September 2009 four countries in the Asia-Pacific region - the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Samoa - were reeling from the impact of consecutive natural disasters that struck over a one-week period. More than 2,500 people perished and almost 11 million people were directly affected when the region suffered the combined impact of typhoons, an earthquake and a tsunami.
Programme outcome: The purpose of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the Movement in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.
As a result of the election of a new PMI national governing board that took office in January 2010, PMI divisions with whom IFRC cooperates went through a restructuring process and had to focus on revising operational plans to reflect new …
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In Tasikmalaya, YEU since the earthquake hit has responded through the following assistance namely advocacy, first training for people and school students, tool kits, health equipment, and herbal plant dropping.
Besides, the volunteers for health service helped the survivors to get medical remedy and mental healing.
YEU's aid distribution covered 4 villages and 1.600 internally displaced people.
The Indonesian Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) consortium has eight member agencies. They are CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, International Medical Corps (IMC), Masyarakat Penanggulangan Bencana Indonesia (MPBI) or the Indonesian Society of Disaster Management, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Save the Children, and World Vision Indonesia.
This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2009 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.
Programme purpose: The programme supports the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitates a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.
Programme summary: The year 2009 was crucial for PMI as the National Society formulated its five-year strategy for the period of 2010-2014, revised its statutes and, at the PMI General Assembly in December, elected a new central board.
In the village of Mangur, Indonesia, Aldo, age 10, recalls the day he lost his old school.
"My friends and I were playing football in the field," he says. "When my friend tried to score a goal, he kicked the ball and it didn't go straight; it went somewhere to the right. That's when we realized an earthquake was happening."
In the three months since the earthquake struck, Save the Children's humanitarian response has reached more than 30,000 families, including more than 67,000 children.
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This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation delegation programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.
Programme summary: The five-month period saw various achievements in programme implementation, partnership as well as policy changes.
PADANG, 30 November 2009 (IRIN) - Funding shortfalls and a lag in government grants have left thousands of people without adequate shelter two months after a devastating earthquake hit Indonesia's West Sumatra province, agencies say.
The survivors are still living in makeshift tents and damaged houses after the quake on 30 September, and NGOs are appealing for more funding.
Graham Eastmond, coordinator of the emergency shelter cluster of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said NGOs needed US$25 million for transitional shelters in …