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25 Nov 2014 description

Jakarta, Indonesia, 24 Nov 2014 -- With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then to increase the resilience of agricultural livelihoods to natural disasters.

25 Nov 2014 description

Policy-makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which is to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR. It acknowledges the need to manage differential levels of vulnerability and exposure, and the need to empower vulnerable groups to participate in decision-making and implementation.

24 Nov 2014 description

Weekly Forecast 24 - 30November 2014

Dense fog will be expected in the Northern Thailand, while scattered rain still remain in the Southern States with potential isolated heavy rain in the lower part. Therefore Flooding and landslide is still a potential hazard in the lower part of Thailand Southern States. This will bring similar conditions to Malaysia as several flooding occurred in the past week.

24 Nov 2014 description

CHINA

Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province on 22 Nov, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to local authorities. Among the 43 injured, six were in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. Eleven medical teams have reached the quake zone, and nearly 10,000 medical and epidemic prevention personnel joined the rescue efforts.

24 Nov 2014 description

General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet:

22 Nov 2014 description

Indonesia - Severe Weather (BNPB, BMKG, Media)

  • Heavy rains affected the island of Java in the last few days, causing river overflow and floods in the area of South and East Jakarta.
  • As of 20 November, there were 16 423 people affected by floods and 1 086 were displaced in Jakarta. The areas affected by floods are located along the Ciliwung river.
  • Moderate rain may still affect the area of Jakarta on 21-22 November.
21 Nov 2014 description

Rome, Yogyakarta, 21 November 2014 – The Jesuit Refugee Service observes with deep sadness yet another sudden retroactive change in the policy of Australia towards people seeking international protection in Southeast Asia. Yesterday, the government of Australia announced its decision to stop the resettlement of refugees who had registered with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Indonesia on or after the 1 July 2014. The number of refugees resettled by Australia from Indonesia will also be further reduced in 2015.

21 Nov 2014 description

Contents

517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

Sommaire

517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014

21 Nov 2014 description

The global breeding programme for taro (Colocasia esculenta) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is gathering pace. The International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA) is part of the five-year project Adapting clonally propagated crops to climatic and commercial changes funded by the European Union (EU).

20 Nov 2014 description

Synopsis

The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development?

Commentary

20 Nov 2014 description
report Bangkok Post

Republished with permission. © Post Publishing PCL. www.bangkokpost.com

When Abid was five, immigration officials arrested him and his family, Pakistani refugees fleeing religious persecution. The officials took them to the squalid immigration detention centre in central Bangkok. There, they joined hundreds of other refugees detained indefinitely, awaiting some distant possibility of release.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NUEVA YORK, 19 de noviembre de 2014 – La lentitud del progreso mundial en materia de saneamiento, así como la práctica profundamente arraigada de la defecación al aire libre por parte de millones de personas, siguen constituyendo graves peligros para los niños y sus comunidades, advirtió UNICEF con ocasión del Día Mundial del Retrete.

18 Nov 2014 description

11/19/2014 - 03:41 GMT

by Martin PARRY

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday said he was "taking the sugar off the table" in controversially announcing that Canberra was slamming the door on UN-registered asylum-seekers in Indonesia.

Morrison said that asylum-seekers who arrived in Indonesia after July this year would no longer be eligible for resettlement in Australia.

18 Nov 2014 description

Ten years ago, a tsunami inflicted devastation and enormous suffering on large parts of South-East Asia. GIZ supported the reconstruction process on behalf of the German Government and initiated many improvements.

17 Nov 2014 description

THAILAND

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/746 Flashflood hit Trang Province and affected over 200 families.

INDONESIA

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/741 Rokan Hulu, Riau Province experienced flooding. About 370 houses were inundated.

17 Nov 2014 description

INDONESIA

Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.

Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.

17 Nov 2014 description
report Internews Network

Most conflicts today occur not between sovereign states but within them, often among amorphous groups without representative structures and institutions directing the flow of events. At the same time, the forms of media used to report on conflict have changed dramatically, becoming increasingly rapid, interconnected, and participatory.

These new realities require a shift in the way governments, organizations, and media approach conflict prevention and mitigation, and a different understanding of the role media can and does play in conflict situations.

15 Nov 2014 description

Kota Ternate, Indonesia | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 07:50 GMT

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Small waves generated by the undersea quake were detected in several parts of the sprawling archipelago, local authorities said, although there were no reports of casualties or major damage and the tsunami warning was lifted after a short while.