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Mt. Merapi cold lava threatens locals

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta

Aerial shots from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) show that cold lava flows from Mount Merapi continue to threaten residents living on the slopes of the volcano, as some 70 million cubic meters of volcanic material from Mt. Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 remain at its summit.

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Institutionalizing Post-Disaster Recovery: Learning from Mentawai Tsunami and Merapi Eruption - Recovery Framework Case Study

This report describes the current status of the Recovery Framework in Indonesia along with the lessons learned from the country’s most recent experiences in post-disaster recovery. It is one of the thematic case studies commissioned for the purpose of contributing toward the development of an international Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide as recommended by the World Reconstruction Conference in 2011.

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Private sector engagement and collaboration with civil-military actors in disaster management in Indonesia: Learning and transforming since the 2010 simultaneous hazards

This paper explores how recent extreme events, particularly the 2010 simultaneous hazards, have or have not catalysed changes in perceptions, practices and policies relating to private sector engagement in humanitarian action and their collaboration with government, humanitarian and military actors. It also aims to identify shared issues and innovative examples within the context of disastersin Indonesia, and suggestions to the wide range of actors involved in humanitarian activities towards multi-actor collaboration.

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FAO gives cows, goats to Merapi farmers

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Jakarta Post

Bambang Muryanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Archipelago | Wed, May 01 2013, 10:28 AM

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has given more than 240 cows, goats and sheep to those in Sleman, Yogyakarta, and Magelang, Central Java, affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi in 2010.

“The livestock [donation] is aimed at supporting and securing the livelihood of the people who live in the area,” Indonesia FAO representative Mustafa Imir said after visiting community livestock pens in Cangkringan district in Sleman on Monday.

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Indonesian volcano survivors relocated, better prepared

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IRIN

YOGYAKARTA, 8 March 2013 (IRIN) - When Indonesia's Mount Merapi, north of central Java's capital Yogyakarta, started spewing thicker and more colourful clouds of smoke in October 2010, local residents wavered over the risk it signalled. The delay proved fatal.

IRIN:

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Indonesia tries “cloud seeding” to prevent flooding in Jakarta

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IRIN

JAKARTA, 4 March 2013 (IRIN) - Scientists in Indonesia are experimenting with cloud seeding, or firing salt-based chemicals into clouds to force out rain, to try and prevent flooding in the capital Jakarta, home to increasingly destructive rains.

On 27 January, aircraft began dropping salt onto rain clouds to induce rain over the Java Sea before the clouds could reach the mega-capital of more than 10 million people. The operation, which cost US$1.3 million, ended on 28 February.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Indonesia economic quarterly: Policies in focus, December 2012

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World Bank

Policies in Focus Going into 2013 Jakarta, December 18, 2012 – The economic outlook for Indonesia in 2013 remains positive despite a weak global economy, but maintaining strong investment growth is vital, says a new report by the World Bank released today.

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Afghanistan + 16 others
News Behind the News November 2012

Afghanistan

MUSHROOMS ADDRESS ISSUES OF FOOD SECURITY

The food security situation has much improved thanks to good harvests this year, but pockets of food insecurity are predicted among poor households who lost livestock last year in northern Badakhshan and the Wakhan Corridor. GHNI is now expanding its mushroom project, working with widows to yield income by providing more mushroom spores as a small business opportunity.

Mali to Burkina Faso

GHNI SEEKS TO HELP REFUGEES IN POOR VILLAGES

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Lahar flood warning for Mt. Merapi reemerges

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Jakarta Post

Slamet Susanto and Bambang Muryanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Archipelago | Wed, October 24 2012, 10:34 AM

Due to the huge amount of volcanic debris spewed in 2010 by Mt. Merapi in Yogyakarta, which reached about 77 million cubic meters, residents living on the slopes of the mountain have again been warned about the danger of lahar floods, a hot or cold mixture of water and rock fragments that can flow down the slopes of a volcano and into rivers.

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World Bank to implement eco-friendly design for Merapi survivors' new homes

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Jakarta Post

Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Archipelago | Tue, October 23 2012, 10:31 AM

World Bank Indonesia, in cooperation with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and local administrations in Yogyakarta and Central Java, will use green designs in developing a new residential complex for Merapi survivors.

Senior disaster management adviser of Word Bank Indonesia Iwan Gunawan said Monday that the eco-friendly programs would range from waste management through sanitation to forestation in the new areas.

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ECHO Factsheet Indonesia – August 2012

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).

Key messages

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Indonesia + 1 other
Foreign Minister Carr visits Australian aid programs in Indonesia

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has seen at first hand Australian supported aid programs in Yogyakarta in his first official ministerial visit to Indonesia.

Senator Carr visited an HIV testing and prevention facility at Gedong Tengen Clinic, one of 95 community health clinics across Indonesia support by AusAID. At the clinic, Senator Carr met with several methadone clients and health care workers.

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World + 5 others
Politique humanitaire : Du Rwanda à Haïti - quels progrès en matière de redevabilité ?

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IRIN

DAKAR, 9 juillet 2012 (IRIN) - L’Évaluation conjointe de l’aide d’urgence au Rwanda (Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda - JEEAR), une évaluation de la réponse humanitaire des gouvernements et des organisations d’aide humanitaire au génocide de 1994 réalisée en 1996, a souligné, entre autres problèmes, la mauvaise coordination, la faible redevabilité (« accountability » en anglais) envers les survivants du génocide et la distribution d’aide aux auteurs des violences.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Indonesia: Humanitarian Response Fund (2001 - 2012)

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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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MAAID002 - Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Programme outcome The purpose of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (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 Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI‟s programmes and development in Indonesia.

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Mobile health clinic aids homeless children in Indonesia

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Rotary

By Megan Ferringer
Rotary International News -- 5 January 2012

A Rotary Foundation Matching Grant project that grew out of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) has provided basic mobile medical and dental care to thousands of children who lost their families in the 2006 eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia.

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Philippines + 6 others
Asia: Pick of the year 2011

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 27 December 2011 (IRIN) - Volcanic flooding (rain mixed with lava) greeted us at the start of 2011 in Indonesia and we wrapped up the year with billions of cubic metres of water bearing down on Thailand’s capital, and the southern Philippines caught off-guard by storms, which killed more than 1,000 in December.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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World + 12 others
Protect. Promote. Recognize. Volunteering in emergencies

New report calls for protection and support for volunteers in emergencies

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies today launched its first advocacy report on volunteers acting in emergencies. Protect. Promote. Recognize. Volunteering in emergencies looks at the ways in which National Societies and government partners can encourage volunteering by making it safer, easier and more fulfilling for people to get involved.

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Building on Success: JRF Effectively Respond to Multiple Disasters

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World Bank

Building on Success: JRF Effectively Respond to Multiple Disasters in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • The Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF) continues to make significant contributions to the recovery of Java from the earthquakes and tsunami of 2006. JRF projects showcase strong results, reaching housing, infrastructure and livelihoods targets on time and with high quality.