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23 Jan 2017 description

The Philippines


Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions


Disaster (Storm)


More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

23 Jan 2017 description

The latest accident involving illegal migrant workers being transported in overloaded boats between Indonesia and Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A boat ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia's coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats.

23 Jan 2017 description


  • 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.

  • In 2016 WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government’s programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

23 Jan 2017 description


As of 17 January, an estimated 644,000 people across eight provinces have been affected by drought and salt water intrusion over the past four months. Batticaloa District in Eastern province is the worst affected with 302,000 people experiencing the effects of drought.

The Government has initiated water trucking in Batticaloa and taken measures to import additional rice in the event the prolonged drought has significant impact on food supplies. The President of Sri Lanka has established a Task Force to coordinate the response.

23 Jan 2017 description

During 2016 there were 2,342 disaster events, caused 522 deaths, 3.05 million displaced, 69 287 houses damaged and destroyed 2,311 units of public facilities, floods being the most common disasters and landslides the deadliest ones.

21 Jan 2017 description

A ceremony to hand over aids and two schools donated by the Government of Indonesia to two communities in Maungtaw and Buthidaung in Rakhine State will be held in Sittway today.
The two schools, PKPU, an Indonesian NGO, had them built and aids will be handed over to Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi on behalf of the Indonesian Government.

20 Jan 2017 description


  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

19 Jan 2017 description


Oxfam Canada


Earthquake - Indonesia


December 2016

People assisted:


Funds provided:


Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits


17 Jan 2017 description

Those who have surfed Lakey Peak in Sumbawa will likely recall coming through the Bima City Airport.

On the 21st and 22nd of December, flash floods devastated the city of Bima; where SurfAid’s office is located, and near to SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Program in the sub-district of Parado.

With up to two meters of flooding in some sub-districts, 66% of Bima city was affected, impacting 105,754 people.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pidie Jaya, Aceh: The crack starts near the door and cuts to the back wall through dusty tiles, a distance of some six or seven metres.

Considering the wreckage just a stone’s throw away – where homes lie in ruins, schools in piles of debris – the crack, which teachers at MIN Pangwa Islamic elementary school describe as the worst of the earthquake damage, might seem almost trivial.

But to Rajwa, 10, a fifth grade student, it is a kind of trigger -- a frightening reminder of an event that killed two of his classmates and forced his family from their home for weeks.

12 Jan 2017 description

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) started early recovery activities to help the people of Aceh were hit by an earthquake Aceh Pidie Jaya. This activity is carried after a disaster emergency response, which expired last December 2016. PMI early recovery operations are focused on two activities, namely the recovery of livelihoods and people's homes through cash transfer programs (CTP) and the health of citizens.

10 Jan 2017 description

This report, under the project ‘finding the finance: climate compatible development in Asian cities’, contains a scoping study on how climate actions in cities in Indonesia can be financed. There are many source of funds such as from international and national level, however, the study also identifies source of funds at the local level that can be used to finance climate actions at city level.

09 Jan 2017 description
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The above-normal rains continued across Indonesia through November and brought more floods, landslides and consequently bigger losses, more infrastructure and crop damages. Weather conditions were however favourable for paddy planting.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Panca Nugraha

Head of the Disaster Mitigation Agency's (BPBD) West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) chapter Muhammad Rum said several targets set for the extended Bima flooding emergency relief period included the clearing of debris in schools and health centers in the next seven days at the latest.

He said the emergency relief period scheduled to expire on Jan. 5 had been extended by 14 days because the impacts of the flash floods, which swept several areas across Bima late last year, had not been fully dealt with.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Panca Nugraha

The process of rehabilitation and reconstruction following a series of flash floods that hit Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, late last year is predicted to take up to three years given the widespread impacts of the disaster.

09 Jan 2017 description


In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there is need for better understanding of new actors to strengthen coordination during disasters.