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23 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA – Downpour within a long period fell in Bogor caused increasing discharge of Ciliwung River at upstream part. Water level of the river monitored in Katulampa which is up to 170 cm means the status of Siaga 2 on Thursday (13/4) at 20.30 pm. Until 21.15 pm, the status of the river was still the same level. The rain still occurs in Bogor.

22 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA – Rain with high intensity and long period at upstream area triggered flash flood over two regencies in Aceh Tenggara on Tuesday (11/4) at 18 pm. Flash flood carrying mud materials and trees caused victims and damages. The flash flood ran fast. There were 8 villages in 2 sub-district affected directly, i.e. Semadam (Suka Makmur and Lawe Beringin Village) and Lawe Sigala-Gala (Lawe Rakat, Lawe Kesumpat, Batu Dua Ratus, Lawe Sigala Barat, Kayu Mbelin and Lawe Tua Gabungan Village).

22 Apr 2017 description
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Jakarta | Fri, April 21, 2017 | 06:08 pm

Evacuees of landslides and flash floods hitting Semadan and Lawe Sigala Gala districts in the Southeast Aceh regency, Aceh, are hoping for clothing aid because they do not have clothes for everyday use anymore.

22 Apr 2017 description
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  • The project will provide appropriate homes for 500 people who lost their houses during flooding

  • Almala: “Qatar Charity will stay a bridge for good deeds

It is difficult to be with your family sleeping in your house peacefully when suddenly your biggest worry becomes getting them outside the house because flood surrounds it. Then, you watch your house, all your life’s savings, sinking deep into the water in minutes. After few hours, you become homeless, looking for a new shelter for you and your family.

21 Apr 2017 description
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In Indonesia, food prices tend to rise before and during Ramadan, especially for chicken meat, eggs and onion, reflecting the increased seasonal demand during the fasting month.

Price fluctuations stress food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable households who spend a large proportion of their expenditures on food. At national level, 62 percent of Indonesian households can afford the least expensive nutritious diet, meaning that even without seasonal price increases, 4 out of 10 Indonesians cannot afford a balanced and nutritious food.

21 Apr 2017 description


  • WFP and the National Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) signed a programme document to collaborate on food security data collection and analysis on 14 March. The collaboration focuses on strengthening the Government’s capacity to minimise the disruption to food security of weather extremes through timely and actionable analysis. The document is a subsidiary agreement to the Country Programme Action Plan signed by the Government and WFP in August 2016.

18 Apr 2017 description

KUTACANE, Indonesia — A massive mudslide occurred on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:00 a.m. in the district of Kutacane on the island of Sumatra, about a 1.5 hour flight from Banda Aceh, where an MAF base is located.

MAF’s Aceh program conducted a flight for a group from Banda Aceh that is aiming to provide temporary shelters as well as a kitchen in order to feed people who have evacuated their homes. This NGO is doing assessments to determine how they can recruit workers to help the people of Kutacane.

17 Apr 2017 description


Storm Storm hit three communes in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province, damaging 70 houses and injuring 2 people.


Flood Aceh Province was surrounded by flood. In Southeast Aceh District, flashflood has caused 2 deaths and affected nearly 3,500 people. Flood also affected 1,748 people in West Aceh District. Subsequently, flood also submerged many houses in East Aceh and Nagan Raya Districts.


16 Apr 2017 description

The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Aceh Barat District, Aceh Province. Based on the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), two subdistricts (i.e. Arongan Lambalek and Woyla Barat) were flooded with 588 families/1,784 were reportedly affected. The local authority has provided assistance by serving the evacuees and distributing food and relief item.


Affected Families: 588
Affected Persons: 1784

15 Apr 2017 description
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Jakarta | Wed, April 12, 2017 | 12:22 pm

Hundreds of residents of flood prone areas in Cipinang Melayu in East Jakarta took shelter in higher places on Tuesday evening, hours after the nearby Sunter Reservoir overflowed because of heavy rain.

Cipinang Melayu subdistrict head Angga Sastra said that about 170 residents took shelter at the subdistrict office. “Some others took shelter at several houses of worship,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The inundation was 1.5 meters deep on Tuesday night. (vny)

15 Apr 2017 description

Responding to landslides Banaran - Ponorogo that occurred on Saturday (01/04), the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Ponorogo mobilized 50 volunteers to help search for the residents affected by landslides. In addition, PMI also opened Disaster Command Post Ponorogo PMI 24-hour standby in Ponorogo PMI Headquarters and Command Post Village Square Banaran Since Sunday (02/04).

14 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA – Potential landslide is increasing in Ponorogo. Slope crack with rumble sound in Dayakan Village, Badegan, Ponorogo triggers number of evacuees increasing. At the beginning, number of evacuees from Watuagung Sub village, Dayakan is 249 but now the number is 341 people. Rumble sounds were identified as many as 21 times on Monday (10/4). The ground crack identified reaches 300 m long and 40 cm wide and 3 m depth in Watuagung. Local authority reported that 91 affected local residents from Kliur Sub village (RT 8) whose houses are located under Watuagung Sub village.

10 Apr 2017 description


  • Flooding in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, affected about 15,000 people. The local authority also evacuated 2,000 people due to the incident.

  • In Banten Province, flood also affected nearly 1,050 people in Serang and 366 people in Cilegon City. 266 people were also evacuated by the local authority of Cilegon.

  • Subsequently, flood has submerged 1,620 houses in Jember and 600 houses in Jombang District, Province of East Java.

10 Apr 2017 description
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A second landslide hit Banaran village in Ponorogo, East Java, on Sunday, just days after a previous one killed at least three people and displaced 200 others at the same location.

Search and rescue personnel trying to locate 25 missing villagers believed to be buried under 50 meters of mud after an April 1 landslide had to save themselves as the moving ground destroyed everything in its path.

09 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA - Cracking slope has been identified to potentially trigger landslide in Ponorogo. While the evacuation process of 25 vicitms were being conducted in Banaran Village, Pulung. Cracking slope was identified in different locations in Ponorogo.

09 Apr 2017 description
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Fresh cracks in the soil and walls of houses in a small, hillside village in Ponorogo, East Java, have triggered panic among 270 villagers, causing them to leave their homes for fear of falling victim to a landslide, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said in Jakarta on Friday.

BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the Dayakan villagers reported the appearance of the cracks on Wednesday after hearing thunderous sounds emanating from underground during heavy rainfall, followed by the formation of cracks in soil across the village.

09 Apr 2017 description
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Families of 25 people reportedly buried during landslides that hit Banaran, a village in Banaran, Ponorogo, East Java, last Saturday, want the joint search and rescue team to continue their search efforts until all of those still reported missing are found.

“We should not stop the operation until they are all found,” said Banaran village chief Sarnu on Friday.

Some of the family members said they were hoping that the victims could be immediately found with the help of a joint Search and Rescue (SAR) team deployed on Sunday.

07 Apr 2017 description
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Visit Shines Light on Government Policy Failures

Andreas Harsono
Indonesia Researcher

The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to health did something remarkable last week: he traveled to the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

06 Apr 2017 description
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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) warned on Tuesday that people should remain alert for more landslides in the country as about 40 million citizens, 17 percent of the population, live in landslide-prone areas.

BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said several areas have limestone under the surface, making it easier for the ground to erode during a downpour.

As of April 2, the agency recorded 251 landslides across Indonesia, making it the most frequent natural disaster in the first months of 2017.

04 Apr 2017 description

JAKARTA – The joint SAR Team found 1 victim buried by landslide in Banaran Village, Pulung, Ponorogo. The victim was found in sector C on Monday (3/4) at 14.10 pm. The victim immediately identified by the DVI team, medical police team of Jawa Timur. The dead victim was identified as Sunadi (47).

Thus the 3 dead victims have been found i.e. Katemi (70), Iwan Danang Suwandi (30) and Sunadi (47). Victims have been buried. The three victims located in Tangkil Sub-village, Banaran village, District Pulung, Ponorogo.