◾Heavy rain has been affecting most of the country over the past few days, causing floods. Approx. 144 mm of rain were recorded in Jakarta city (Java island) in 24 h over 20 - 21 February.
◾According to local media, as of 21 February at 7.00 UTC, one person died in Bekasi city (West Java province), over 5 000 people have been evacuated and more than 1 580 houses have been damaged. Traffic has been disrupted in the provinces of Central Java, West Java, East Jakarta and North Sulawesi.
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
Flood still affecting many districts in Indonesia. The recent flood in Brebes, Central Java Province has forced 4,950 people to evacuate. About 1,000 houses were also reportedly inundated.
In Cilacap, Central Java Province, the flood has affected 381 families and submerged 371 houses. 56 people had to stay inside evacuation centre.
Flood also inundated 175 houses in Bojonegoro, East Java Province.
Flooding has struck several areas in Central Java over recent days, displacing thousands of local residents and cutting off access via main roads.
For the last two days, the overflowing Pemali, Cisaranggung and Babakan rivers have damaged embankments, causing flooding in several areas, including Brebes, Wanasari, Banjarharjo, Losari and Jatibarang.
More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth caused by undernutrition. That translates into a lifetime of missed opportunities as stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delays brain development, and reduces academic achievement and earning potential. Chronic undernutrition in young children is often due to poor maternal health during pregnancy, insufficient nutrient intake, frequent childhood illness, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene. But a concerted effort is underway to promote behavioral changes that can reduce stunting.
Floods inundated several areas in Pati and Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday.
Residents in Mintobasuki village, Pati, who have refused to leave their homes, have had to travel around by boat for the past two weeks, including to get to polling stations as they cast their ballots for a new regent.
The road that links Sukolilo to Gabus was also inundated causing a truck to veer off the road into nearby rice fields.
“This area is prone to floods so every house has a boat,” said Munawaroh, a resident of Mintobasuki.
By Panca Nugraha
Flash floods that took place in several parts of Sambelia district in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, over the weekend have inundated residential areas and displaced around 500 people.
High-intensity rainfall on Lombok Island from Friday to Saturday caused floods that cut access to some locations, the head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency's (BPBD) West Nusa Tenggara office Muhammad Rum said.
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The high rainfall intensity over the last seven days has caused flooding in many provinces in Indonesia. In the City of Bitung, North Sulawesi Province, about 1,100 houses were submerged by water and 4,500 people were evacuated because of severe flooding.
Subsequently, flood also submerged nearly 9,000 houses in Lebak and Pandeglang Districts, Banten Province. About 34,000 people are affected.
Severe flooding also affecting 40,291 people in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
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Despite tough immigration policies introduced by United States President Donald Trump, American representatives in Medan and Makassar have begun to resettle Rohingya Muslim refugees, giving light to the country’s recently eclipsed image as the world’s beacon of democracy, freedom and tolerance.
Through the Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.
WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.
By Panca Nugraha
Floods and strong winds in several districts in Sumbawa regency, West Nusa Tenggara, have affected more than 6,000 families, prompting the administration to call for emergency measures.
West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Muhammad Rum, said Friday flooding occurred following heavy rain and strong winds from Tuesday to Thursday.
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Residents of Medan and its surrounding areas such as Binjai, Karo, Deliserdang and Tebing Tinggi in North Sumatra are on alert after earthquakes of varied magnitude struck the area on Friday and Saturday.
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck Medan and its surrounding areas on Saturday at 11:24 a.m.
By Ni Komang Erviani
Three landslides struck Bangli district in Bali on Friday leaving 12 people dead and five others injured, according to the Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency.
Heavy rainfall on the tourist island over the past several days has generated floods across the province leading to landslides hitting Songan, Awan, and Sukawana villages, located in Kintamani sub-district on the slopes of Mount Batu, agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
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Key facts, figures and examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.
At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.