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Asylum seeker boat turn-back questions going unanswered by Government, says UNHCR

By George Roberts

The United Nations refugee agency has asked Australia to prove it is not breaching the Refugee Convention with its policy of turning back asylum seeker boats.

The United Nations refugee agency has asked Australia to prove it is not breaching the Refugee Convention with its policy of turning back asylum seeker boats.

Speaking in Jakarta, the UNHCR's regional representative says the Australian Government has not responded to the UN's concerns about the policies.

The request for information was made in January.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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More Sinabung evacuees to be sent home

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Karo, North Sumatra | Archipelago | Thu, April 10 2014, 9:09 AM

The Karo regency administration plans to allow thousands of evacuees from eight villages and a hamlet located outside a 3-kilometer radius of Mount Sinabung to return home following decreased volcanic activity.

The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) on Tuesday afternoon announced that the volcano’s status had been lowered from level 4 “caution” to level 3 “alert”.

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World + 9 others
Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent

This 25th publication in Conciliation Resources’ Accord series explores the relationship between peace processes and legitimacy. Using first-hand case studies and expert analyses, it maps the perspectives and experiences of a range of actors engaged in processes of transition out of violent conflict – “from coercion to consent”. In the spirit of the Accord series, the various insights presented in the publication hope to inform and inspire better peacebuilding policy and practice by sharing real experiences of endeavour and innovation.

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Indonesia + 7 others
Asylum seekers left high and dry in Indonesia

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IRIN

JAKARTA/MAKASSAR, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Australia’s military-led operation to prevent boats carrying asylum seekers from reaching its shores has been hailed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a success, with over 100 days elapsing since the last boat reached its target.

IRIN:

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

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 1 other
New disaster management software released worldwide

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World Bank

InaSAFE 2.0 is free and open source software that provides disaster managers around the world with a simple but rigorous tool for evidence-based disaster planning.

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Philippines + 2 others
CTTA: Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis Volume 6, Issue 3, April 2014

Southern Discomfort: Prospects for Thailand’s Malay Muslim Insurgency
TOM FARRELL

The ‘Anti-Deradicalization’ Movement of Indonesian Terrorist Networks
MUH TAUFIQURROHMAN
V. ARIANTI

Understanding the Contents in Bahasa Indonesia Extremist Websites
NUR AZLIN MOHAMED YASIN

‘Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro’ – A Roadmap to Peace in the Southern Philippines?
ANTON CHAN

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Indonesia: LEARN Joint Response (as of 8 April 2014)

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LEARN

Up to date, LEARN intervened in 8 sectors with a total of 8,209 persons who received direct professional humanitarian assistance. Detailed compilation of the LEARN intervention in ER Sinabung, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia can be downloaded here http://goo.gl/xfxRxA

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | January - March 2014 [EN/ID]

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Natural disasters impact increasing

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 9 others
Programming on the Right to be Heard: A learning companion (Revised Edition)

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Oxfam

The Revised Edition of the Right to be Heard is about people claiming their right to a better life. This Learning Companion aims to guide work and strengthen focus in this area.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Indonesia 4-April-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for the 2014 main season paddy and maize crops, being harvested, are favourable Cereal imports estimated at high levels in 2013/14 (April/March) for the second consecutive year

  • Rice prices at record levels in nominal terms

  • Overall food security situation satisfactory but localized food insecurity persists

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RI-PNG border temporarily closed

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Jakarta Post

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Sun, April 06 2014, 7:07 PM

The Indonesia-Papua New Guinea (PNG) border crossing has been closed following a shoot-out on Saturday between joint patrol officers from the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police and dozens of armed civilians in Skouw-Wutung, an area that borders the two countries, ahead of the legislative election on Wednesday.

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Aceh needs special attention, says minister

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Denpasar | National | Mon, April 07 2014, 11:07 AM

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto says that Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam needs special attention to avoid the possibility of conflict in the province.

“By giving it special attention, we will be able to reduce the possibility of conflict during all stages of the 2014 election,” he said on the sidelines of a joint prayer at the Bajra Sandi Monument, Denpasar, Bali, on Sunday as quoted by Antara.

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Landslides destroy houses in Pagaralam

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Palembang, South Sumatra | Archipelago | Mon, April 07 2014, 6:32 AM

Heavy rains that drenched Pagaralam, South Sumatra, since Saturday night have caused several landslides, which damaged dozens of houses in Dempo Makmur subdistrict, North Pagaralam district.

“The landslides happened along the road in the Antan 8 tourist site and residential areas of Dempo Makmur,” Dian, a resident, said on Sunday.

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Address Aceh pre-election violence

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Amnesty

Index: ASA 21/010/2014

Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian authorities to stem the rising tide of political violence in Aceh province ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections on 9 April 2014. An increase in the number of police personnel deployed to the province, in the lead up to the elections, has failed to deter a spate of lethal shootings and attacks against members and supporters of political parties and other individuals.

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Five dead as landslide derails Indonesian train

04/04/2014 17:56 GMT

JAKARTA, April 4, 2014 (AFP) - A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, leaving five people dead, an official said.

There were about 250 passengers on the train as it travelled from the city of Bandung in the west of Java to Malang in the east.

The land slipped away from under the tracks as the train was passing through the city of Tasikmalaya at 6:30 pm (1130 GMT), said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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World + 11 others
Dengue and malaria impacting socioeconomic growth: WHO

SEAR/PR 1570

3 April, New Delhi: While countries in South-East Asia have made substantial economic progress, diseases such as dengue and malaria fuel a vicious cycle of poverty and have a significant impact on socioeconomic status of communities. These diseases are still killing thousands of people in the WHO South-East Asia Region. On World Health Day – 7 April – the World Health Organization is urging countries to prevent and control vector-borne diseases including chikungunya, dengue, kala-azar, lymphatic filariasis and malaria, among others.