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01 Oct 2015 description

A West Papuan human rights campaigner says a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead on Monday in Timika in the Indonesian province.

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30 Sep 2015 description
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thejakartapost.com, Jakarta | National | Mon, September 28 2015, 2:31 PM

Oxfam and the Bima administration, with the support of the Australian Government Aid Agency (AusAID) on Monday launched it as a role model of a disaster resilient city.

First launched in 2012, the Disaster Resilient City project has continued under cooperation between Oxfam and its local partner,Institute for the Development of Democratic Participation and the People's Economy (LP2DER), with the support of the Australia Indonesia Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (AIFDR).

30 Sep 2015 description
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Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Sat, September 26 2015, 5:13 PM - See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/09/26/food-stocks-enough-bear-el-ni-o-peak.html#sthash.BynxzZAL.dpuf

Current rice stocks were sufficient to weather the peak of the El Niño weather phenomenon, the government announced on Friday.

30 Sep 2015 description
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Syamsul Huda M.Suhari, thejakartapost.com, Gorontalo | Archipelago | Tue, September 29 2015, 6:51 PM

Local residents of Bubalango village in East Sumalata district, North Gorontalo regency, are fortunate enough to still have safe drinking water although their wells have begun to dry up as a result of the drought, which has been ongoing for more than three months.

29 Sep 2015 description

From January to August 2015, there have been 1,160 disaster events. Some parts of Indonesia have experienced drought, as well as forest and land fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. These fires started to disrupt activities. Smoke has reached the highest danger level, monitored through the Air Pollution Standard Index. BNPB reported that in August 2015 alone, 34 disasters occurred with whirlwind being the most frequent followed by landslide.

29 Sep 2015 description
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MANOKWARI: A 6.8-magnitude quake hit West Papua province on Thursday evening, injuring at least 62 people and damaging 200 buildings.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) website reported that the quake took place on Thursday at 10:53 p.m. local time.

Its epicenter was located 31 kilometers northeast of Sorong and 68 km northeast of Raja Ampat, at a depth of 10 km.

The Sorong Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and the Raja Ampat BPBD, as of Friday, recorded that 17 people had suffered serious injuries and 45 others minor injuries following the quake.

25 Sep 2015 description

Sorong, Indonesia | AFP | Friday 9/25/2015 - 02:28 GMT

More than 60 people were injured and 200 houses damaged Friday when a powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia, a disaster agency official said, and warned the number of victims could rise.

People were woken up and ran screaming out of their homes when the 6.6-magnitude undersea quake struck in the Papua region at about 1:00 am (1600 GMT), not far from the coastal city of Sorong.

23 Sep 2015 description

JAKARTA - In the fiscal year 2015, 120 local governments at province, district, and municipality level accepted the grant for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Assisting the grant was based on scales of priority and the availability of national budget allocation for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Budget allocation amount Rp 1,5 trillions would be provided to the affected local governments that experienced massive disasters and affected multi sectors.

21 Sep 2015 description
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P.J. Leo, The Jakarta Post | Feature | Tue, September 15 2015, 4:03 PM

Over the last several months, residents of Sinarjati village in Cibarusah district, Bekasi, West Java, have been engaged at the bottom of the Cipamingkis River, now beginning to dry up.

Since May, the dry season has prevailed in Cibarusah, parching not only local people’s wells but also the Cipamingkis, the largest river in Cibarusah.

15 Sep 2015 description

Indonesia - Efforts to repatriate the first of hundreds of men trafficked onto foreign fishing boats last week coincided with the latest International Organization for Migration and the Indonesian government cooperative maritime security initiative.

Forty-six of 360 Myanmar nationals identified as victims of trafficking during a June assessment by IOM conducted at the request of Indonesian authorities in the sprawling port of Ambon, 2,400km east of the capital Jakarta, returned home with IOM’s assistance over the past week.

10 Sep 2015 description


This edition's Perspective provides background on the widely-respected West Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma.

07 Sep 2015 description

Pacific civil society groups are adding their weight to a call for a Pacific Islands Forum mission to the Indonesian region of West Papua.

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07 Sep 2015 description
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thejakartapost.com | Jakarta | Sat, September 05 2015, 8:14 PM

People living in Jakarta and its satellite cities – Bogor, Depok, Bekasi and Tangerang – have been warned to prepare for the longer dry season by using clean water in moderation.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency (BMKG) has said that the drought will continue in Jakarta and its surrounding areas until November or December. The rainy season usually begins in September or October.

The prolonged dry season has been attributed to the El Nino phenomena.

31 Aug 2015 description


• The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) recorded drought in Indonesia this year due to the El Nino phenomenon.

• 16 provinces covering 102 districts / cities in Indonesia by the end of July 2015 was a deficit of water. (BNPB).

• Data from the Ministry of Agriculture show Java Island is the most affected by El Niño compared to other islands. Farmland drought in January-July 2015 about 111,000 hectares and the crop failures of around 8,000 ha.

31 Aug 2015 description

By Andy McElroy

JAKARTA, 28 August 2015 – Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has told business leaders that the private sector is vital to efforts to reduce the country’s disaster risk.

The BNPB’s Deputy Chief for Prevention and Mitigation, Mr. Bapak Wisnu Widjaja, extended the hand of partnership to a gathering of more than 30 executives.

26 Aug 2015 description

A landslide triggered by heavy rain has buried eight people in Papua.

The landslide happened in Apalapsili, in the regency of Yalimo on Sunday night.

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25 Aug 2015 description

Jakarta, Indonesia | Tuesday 8/25/2015 - 06:52 GMT

Eight people are missing and feared dead after a major landslide hit a road in remote eastern Indonesia, an official said Tuesday.

Heavy downpours in an isolated mountainous region of Papua province triggered the landslide Sunday, burying six construction workers and two bystanders under rock and rubble.

Papua police spokesman Patridge Renwarin said news of the incident did not reach local authorities until Monday, when a rescue team was quickly assembled.

25 Aug 2015 description

A landslide triggered by heavy rain has buried eight people in Papua.

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25 Aug 2015 description
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People displaced from Myanmar and Bangladesh are receiving lifesaving food aid in Islamic Relief’s latest project in Indonesia.