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22 Mar 2017 description

Indonesia is recruiting tribespeople to help fight outbreaks of haze which shroud Southeast Asia every year with a government deal designed to tap into traditional ways of containing forest fires.

By Beh Lih Yi

JAKARTA, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia is recruiting tribespeople to help fight outbreaks of haze which shroud Southeast Asia every year with a government deal designed to tap into traditional ways of containing forest fires.

20 Mar 2017 description

MYANMAR

Earthquake

5.1 M earthquake shook Taik Kyi. The earthquake has damaged about 40 buildings. 26 people were also reportedly injured.

INDONESIA

Landslide

194 houses were damaged by landslide in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province

Flood

Flood inundated three subdistricts in Jakarta. Nearly 3,300 people were affected.

Flood affected 430 families in Bekasi, West Java Province. 135 people were evacuated because of the incident.

19 Mar 2017 description

by Lucy Fiske

Western nations are in retreat from their traditional willingness to take in refugees. The United States’ recent halving of its annual intake comes as Europe has spent billions of euros attempting to keep refugees from its jurisdiction, even briefly abandoning search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Australia, meanwhile, has used a system of “offshore processing” (indefinite incarceration on islands outside its jurisdiction and judicial and media oversight) to effectively prevent unauthorized arrivals by sea since 2013.

16 Mar 2017 description

WHO SEARO Press release 1644

New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multisectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Rizal Harahap
The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru | Mon, March 13, 2017 | 04:43 pm

Regencies in Riau have been hit with flooding since mid-February, with at least four lives claimed. Fernando, 20, a resident of Pelalawan regency, died when crossing the overflowing Nilo River on March 2, while Suguh, 11, a resident of Kampar, drowned in the Sebayang River on March 3.

13 Mar 2017 description

MYANMAR

As a result of attacks on security and civilian targets by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Laukkai (Kokang Self-Administered Zone) on 6 March, media sources reported that up to 20,000 people are estimated to have fled across the border into China. At least 30 people, including five civilians, were reportedly killed in the violence. Thousands of migrant workers from other parts of Myanmar have also fled the Laukkai area and are returning home.

20,000 people estimated to have crossed into China

INDONESIA

13 Mar 2017 description

INDONESIA

  • Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated due to the flood in Bandung District, West Java Province.

  • Torrential rain has caused flooding in Aceh Tenggara, Aceh Province. The incident affected nearly 3,500 families and damaged 5 houses.

  • 245 houses were submerged by flood in Tapin District, South Kalimantan Province.

  • Flood also inundated 625 houses in Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province.

PHILIPPINES

11 Mar 2017 description

6.8 M required for 2017

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6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

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10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

09 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Latest estimates indicate that about 94,000 people remain displaced (either in Bangladesh or within northern Rakhine) as a result of the 9 October attacks and subsequent security operations.

  • Humanitarian organizations in Bangladesh estimate that over 74,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since October and remain in the Cox’s Bazaar area.

  • An estimated 20,000 people remain internally displaced in northern Rakhine.

08 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Pacific Island States Urge Human Rights Council to Intervene

By Andreas Harsono

A coalition of Pacific island states is urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate human rights abuses in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua (generally referred to as “Papua”).

07 Mar 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru, Riau | Mon, March 6, 2017 | 04:24 pm

After four days of flooding, overflowing rivers in Kuantan Singingi regency, Riau, have paralyzed daily activities in several areas.

The regency’s education agency recorded that 19 schools had told students to remain at home to stay safe.

“Water inundates classrooms and schoolyards, and also the streets nearby. It will be hard for the children to come to school,” agency head Jupirman said on Monday.

06 Mar 2017 description
report GFDRR

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) devotes a significant proportion of its resources—up to 24 percent—to capacity-building efforts. In line with its mission, this is aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries to better understand emerging disaster risks, reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards, and adapt to climate change. Capacity-building activities are generally integrated into GFDRR projects to support the overall objectives, rather than standalone projects.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • Heavy rain in several areas of the country over the past days has caused floods and landslides.

  • As of 6 March at 7.00 UTC, BNPB reported six deaths and two injuries in Lima Puluh Kota Regency (West Sumatra Province). Local media also reported at least 2 750 houses damaged in the provinces of West Sumatra, Riau, Jakarta, East Java and Central Java.

  • As of 6 March at 7.00 UTC, BMKG has issued several early warnings for heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms.

06 Mar 2017 description

INDONESIA

Flood

  • Flood and landslide hit Lima Puluh Kota District in West Sumatra Province causing six deaths and 250 houses inundated.

  • Five districts in Riau Province also flooded. Nearly 2,500 families were affected.

  • In Jakarta, flood submerged two sub-districts which affected nearly 4,000 people.

Wind

  • Strong wind accompanied by heavy rain has caused damages to 390 houses in Kudus, Central Java Province.

05 Mar 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Rizal Harahap
The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru, Riau | Sun, March 5, 2017 | 03:20 pm

Floodwater has inundated more than 2,000 houses in Riau following heavy rain that drenched a number of regions in the province over the past few days.

Among the affected regions, Rokan Hulu has suffered the most, followed by Kuantan Singingi, Indragiri Hulu, Pelalawan and Kampar regencies, according to the latest data of the Riau Social Affairs Agency.

03 Mar 2017 description

Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.

03 Mar 2017 description

By Liam Fox

A group of seven Pacific island nations is calling on the United Nations to investigate allegations of widespread human rights abuses in Indonesia's Papua region, also known as West Papua.

Vanuatu's Justice Minister Ronald Warsal made the request to a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and spoke on behalf of his own country as well as Tonga, Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands.