FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Cereal production in 2016 forecast to decline slightly
Total cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast to increase to record level - Rice prices declining but still at relatively high level
Concerns remain for vulnerable rural groups due to high prices and negative impact of dry weather on food production and incomes
Cereal production in 2016 forecast to decline slightly
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has been presented with the West Papua Fact Finding Mission Report titled "We Will Lose Everything" by PIANGO’s executive director, Emele Duituturaga.
Duituturaga presented the report to Ban Ki Moon during day two of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The report was received by the assistant Secretary General.
Duituturaga who captured the handing over in a photograph said she was privileged to have had a brief exchange with Ban at the end of the summit.
To resolve human rights cases in Papua, the biggest challenge for the government comes from the police and military, activists say, citing that both institutions are alleged to have been involved as perpetrators.
“It has been a major problem for us, because the state — especially the police and the military — is [allegedly] involved in those cases,” said Feri Kusuma, the impunity monitoring division head of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence ( Kontras ), on Monday.
PALANGKARAYA, INDONESIA—Indonesian organizations are teaming up for the massive task of preventing forest and ground fires that blanket the region in haze every year during the dry season.
Last year, fires in the peatland forest of Sumatra and Kalimantan created an environmental crisis due to an extended drought and El Nino weather conditions.
In Palangkaraya, the Central Kalimantan capital, the haze was so bad schools and businesses closed and thousands suffered respiratory and eye problems.
- Flash floods affected the subdistricts, Mempawah East, Mempawah Hilir, Segedong and Toho of Mempawah, West Kalimantan Province. At least 300 houses were submerged and an unmentioned number of residents had to evacuate. The total number of families affected are 510. The hardest hit was the District of Toho with 155 houses affected.
The flash floods were caused by high intensity rain leading to swollen upstream drainages of the Mempawah watershed that overflow downstream. Farmlands and livestock were also affected.
Jakarta, May 23, 2016 - UNDP Indonesia’s first ever crowdfunding campaign “Bring Water for Life” came to a close on Sunday May 22nd. Launched on World Water day on March 22nd, the campaign is aimed for gathering public support for providing clean water access for Napu, a remote village in East Sumba district, by building a solar-powered water pump system.
BNPB reported that in April 2016 alone, 137 disasters occurred with flood being the most common followed by whirlwind. Flood and landslide. – resulting in a total of 21 deaths, at least 161,000 people affected. Hydrometeorological disasters have therefore been more frequent during the period.
30 March - 4 April
Karo, Indonesia | AFP | Monday 5/23/2016 - 11:57 GMT
Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands Monday after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.
Witnesses have described sheer panic as waves of gas and fine rock were unleashed from Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island Saturday, consuming farmers trying to flee the slopes of the highly active volcano.
ERUPTION OF MT. SINABUNG, INDONESIA
Mt. Sinabung, which located in North Sumatra Province, has erupted yesterday at 16:48 (GMT +7). The pyroclastic flow has caused casualties. The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported that 3 (three) people were died and 4 (four) were injured due to the incident. Several houses were also damaged. Search and Rescue operation is still being conducted
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Saturday 5/21/2016 - 14:47 GMT
Three people died and four others were critically injured Saturday after a highly active volcano in western Indonesia erupted violently, shooting hot ash and gases into the atmosphere, an official said.
The victims were all farming on the slopes of Mount Sinabung, a rumbling volcano on Sumatra island, when they were consumed by clouds of hot gases, disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
Sibolangit, Indonesia | AFP | Monday 5/16/2016 - 11:49 GMT
Fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said Monday, with fears the death toll could rise.
Heavy rain and flash flooding triggered a major landslide Sunday at a famous "two-coloured" waterfall at Sibolangit in the north of Sumatra island, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
Strong wind damaged 68 houses in Bandung District, West Java Province.
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) – sometimes referred to as Female Genital Mutilation or female circumcision – is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.’
- Strong wind ravaged four villages in Deli Serdang District, Province of North Sumatra. The media reported that the wind had damaged 44 houses. The disaster management agency of Deli Serdang responded quickly the situation by providing food and assistance to the victims.
- Whirlwind has also damaged 25 houses and a school in Solok District, West Sumatra Province.
- Heavy rain and strong wind has damaged 48 houses and uprooted several trees in Sleman, Yogyakarta Province.
Rain and strong winds hit several districts in Solok Regency, West Sumatra. The affected districts are Jorong Sikumbang, Nagari Sumani, and Jorong Kasik Nagari Koto Sani. A total of 56 families of 196 people were affected and 45 houses damaged.
A tornado hit the residential neighborhoods of Nglerep,
Deyangan, and Mertoyudan in Magelang, Central Java. 33 families of 132 people were affected and at least 33 houses were damaged.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster Forest and land fires in vast areas of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra resulted in a very dense haze starting from.
By Paulus Enggal, IFRC Indonesia
Misnawati Dewi, 45, could only stare in shock from the second floor of her two-storey home in East Jakarta as floodwaters inundated the ground level. The situation was a grim reminder of the floods which struck Jakarta in 2007, when she almost lost her oldest son to the surging waters.
“Flooding has become a part of our lives here, since we settled down in Jakarta 25 years ago,” she said. "Usually, if it starts to rain in the morning and continues for a long time we will start to move our valuables to the second floor.”
In the new Country Programme, WFP will support and contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.
Shortfalls in the first year of the new Country Programme would diminish WFP’s ability to provide the policy advice, technical assistance and capacity development requested by the Government in pursuit of its national development plan.
The ADB program in Indonesia has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.
ADB has provided Indonesia with $31 billion in loans, $439 million in technical assistance, and $430 million in grants since 1966.
With Indonesia having built much stronger systems and capacity, ADB now provides results-based forms of financing, enabling the country to use its internal systems and principle-based approaches.