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23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 21 April 2015 – UNICEF and ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, today announced the renewal of a decade-long partnership that to date has provided access to better quality education for more than 1 million of the world’s hardest-to-reach children.

During the past 10 years, ING has inspired its employees and customers worldwide to raise funds for UNICEF, helping to improve children’s access to education in remote communities in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Zambia.

20 Apr 2015 description

VANUATU

The Second Phase Harmonized Assessment Report for Tropical Cyclone Pam was released on 17 Apr. Revised Government figures estimate 188,000 people in 23 islands are affected by the cyclone, up from the initial figure of 166,000 people in 22 islands. Key priorities outlined in the report include addressing health risks by immediately providing access to safe water supply and restoring sanitation structures.

188,000 people affected

19,500 children vaccinated

20 Apr 2015 description

Flood

The overflow of Rongkok River due to the heavy rain has caused flooding in North Luwu, Province of South Sulawesi. The local government reported 4,000 houses being submerged and 39 families have been moved to the evacuation centre due to the incident.

In Garut, Province of West Java, over 1,200 people were affected by flood. The incident was triggered by the overflow of Cibarengkok River after torrential rain poured the area.

14 Apr 2015 description

Vienna, Austria | | Tuesday 4/14/2015 - 17:55 GMT |

As a social networking tool used by millions, Twitter can be a great help in disaster operations, said researchers Tuesday who created real-time flood maps using data from tweets.

Some 900 flood-related tweets per minute were sent in the Indonesian capital Jakarta during floods in February, Dirk Eilander of the Netherlands-based Deltares research institute said at a European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna.

14 Apr 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

After a year-long delay, the Manado municipality will begin the Tondano River Basin Area (DAS) revitalization project later this year, in a bid to prevent annual floods and landslides.

Manado Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) chairman Peter Assa said the project would proceed despite moving very slowly.

“I just received a report from one of the division heads at the Sulawesi River Center on the development of the project, which stated that the project is currently at the tender stage,” said Assa on Tuesday.

14 Apr 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Mon, April 13 2015, 7:10 AM

Twenty school buildings, 32 churches and other public facilities, including three mosques, four health centers and four subdistrict administration offices devastated by the 2010 tsunami on the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, have not yet been rebuilt.

08 Apr 2015 description

Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has delivered assistance to Vanuatu for relief efforts following the devastating Cyclone Pam last month.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

07 Apr 2015 description

This is the 131st in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua. This report is co-published by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN). Back issues are posted online at http://www.etan.org/issues/wpapua/default.htm Questions regarding this report can be addressed to Edmund McWilliams at edmcw@msn.com.

07 Apr 2015 description

Hospitals are at the front-line of disaster response. They treat the injured, care for families and help train communities to provide basic health care for victims. But the experience of many hospitals in Indonesia is not so positive.

04 Apr 2015 description

Indonesia - Media reports this week exposed the existence of conditions of slavery on fishing boats working remote Indonesian waters.

IOM has been working closely for several years with Indonesian authorities and relevant embassies to rescue fishermen identified as victims of trafficking in Indonesia. Since 2012, IOM has assisted hundreds of victims of trafficking related to the fishing industry and helped them to return home to Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand.

02 Apr 2015 description

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • UN-SPIDER to conduct two training programmes in Asia

  • New international framework for disaster risk reduction mentions importance of Space technologies

  • WCDRR: A global partnership on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

  • WCDRR: Public Forum on geospatial information for disaster resilience

  • UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER contributes to Early Warning Session at WCDRR

  • WCDRR: CANEUS public forum on sharing Space data

02 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.

  • Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.

  • The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.

31 Mar 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Sat, March 28 2015, 10:59 AM

The government’s plan to resettle 1,903 families displaced by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 30, 2009, in West Sumatra, has again been delayed.

West Sumatra Manpower and Transmigration Office head Syofyan said the sluggish implementation of the resettlement program was due to the lengthy process of freeing up a 5,000-hectare forested area for new settlements.

“The permit was issued in 2013 after waiting three years,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has revealed that 40.9 million Indonesians, or around 17.2 percent of the population, live in landslide-prone areas.

BNPB data and information center head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Monday that disaster mitigation efforts for landslides were still minimal but, during the rainy season, people living in susceptible areas faced a medium-to-high risk of landslides.

30 Mar 2015 description

VANUATU

As of 27 Mar, Tropical Cyclone Pam affected 166,000 people on 22 islands. 15,000 homes were destroyed leaving some 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter. Emergency food distributions are taking place across the affected islands, however long-term food assistance is urgently needed to avoid a secondary crisis. An appeal was launched requesting nearly US$30 million for emergency assistance.

166,000 people affected
15,000 homes destroyed

PHILIPPINES

29 Mar 2015 description

akarta, Indonesia | | Sunday 3/29/2015 - 12:30 GMT

Twelve people were killed and 11 houses buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Sunday.

The landslide hit Tegal Panjang village in Sukabumi district in west Java late Saturday after a particularly heavy downpour, according to national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

"We found all 12 bodies," he said in an update, revising the earlier death toll of 10 and two missing.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

19 Mar 2015 description

Post 2015: Space-based information for disaster risk reduction

In this issue

  • How can Space-based information contribute to disaster risk assessment?

  • Risk knowledge in tsunami early warning: the GITEWS project Modelling changes in the behaviour of floods using Earth observations

  • Editorial: The future key role of Earth observations in disaster risk reduction

18 Mar 2015 description

Description

The levee of Cimanuk River Pilangsari Village, Jatibarang Sub District and Tulungagung Village Kertasemaya Sub District in Indramayu District, West Java, on Monday (16/3), at 03.00 pm has caused widespread flooding in seven sub districts in Indramayu. It is reported from Local Agency for Disaster Management (BPBD) of Indramayu District that flooding has happened in the 7 sub-districts i.e. Sub district of Jatibarang,Kertasemaya, Bangodua, Lohbener, Sindang, Tukdana, and Pasekan. Worst sub-district affected in Jatibarang and Kertasemaya.