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29 Sep 2016 description

By Paulus Enggal, IFRC

As heavy rains continued through the night, 52-year-old E’en was cleaning her house in the village of Haurpanggung, West Java, while her husband and children slept. She never imagined that she would lose her home that night.

“I’ve lived here for 40 years, and this was the first time we experienced flash floods in this village,” she explained. “I heard shouting outside and when I opened the door to investigate, water rushed in. Thankfully, we were rescued and no one in my family was hurt.”

29 Sep 2016 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of wet & saturated soils in Garut Regency, Jawa Barat Province, Indonesia, extracted from TerraSAR-X images (3 m) acquired on 22 April 2012 (pre-event) and on 25 September 2016 (post-event). Waters along the Kali Cimanuk remain in the riverbed without causing floods. Possible wet/ saturated soils are visible as of 25 September 2016 over mainly agricultural areas. As of 25 September 2016, ~ 450 ha of lands were potentially affected, mainly in Karangpawitan & Banyuresmi districts.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP School Meals Programme was selected as one of Nusa Tenggara Timur Province Best Practices for health category.

  • Through the new 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.

28 Sep 2016 description

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 03:54 GMT

Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations, an official said.

Mount Barujani began erupting late Tuesday afternoon, sending columns of ash and smoke shooting 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) into the sky over Lombok island, a tourist hotspot to the immediate east of Bali.

26 Sep 2016 description

MALAYSIA

  • 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.

VIET NAM

Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.

MYANMAR

  • Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.

THAILAND

  • About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
  • Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.

PHILIPPINES

22 Sep 2016 description

The number of hotspots that occurred between January and July 2016 is 72 per cent lower that during the same period in 2015. Last year the number of hotspots started to increase in June, whereas this year there has been no signifcant increase in June and July.

Between June and November 2015 the Government reported 2.6 million ha. of land burned; 90 per cent in Sumatra and Kalimatan Islands.

During 2016 rainfall in July was the second highest after February.

22 Sep 2016 description

Indonesia

  • The high intensity of rainfall has trigerred widespread flooding in Central Java Province.
22 Sep 2016 description

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 03:05 GMT

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia's main island of Java, where 23 people died and 18 remain missing after torrential rain and fast-rising floods swept through the region, the national disaster agency said.

19 Sep 2016 description

YOGYAKARTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the official establishment of the first-ever provincial logistics cluster in Indonesia by the Governor of Yogyakarta.

“The Governor of Yogyakarta and head of the provincial disaster management agency BPBD have shown tremendous foresight by establishing this provincial logistics cluster, which will help ensure that relief items are dispatched as quickly and smoothly as possible during a disaster,” said Anthea Webb, Representative of WFP in Indonesia.

19 Sep 2016 description

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Monday 9/19/2016 - 05:52 GMT

by Sam Reeves

A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities in the US estimated there were more than 90,000 early deaths in Indonesia in areas closest to haze-belching fires, and several thousand more in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

06 Sep 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

Flood

1,212 people were reportedly affected by the flooding in Zambales and Pangasinan Provinces

THAILAND

Flood

Flashflood hit Taku Pa, Phang Nga Province. 40 houses and 200 people were affected. In Uthai Taini Province, flood submerged 40 houses and farming areas

INDONESIA

Wind

06 Sep 2016 description

INDONESIA

Flood

Torrential rain has caused flooding in Jakarta. Nearly 33,000 people were affected in the southern and eastern Jakarta .

Flood also occurred in the Aceh Province. In Aceh Jaya, 4,000 houses were inundated with 15,000 people were reportedly affected. Meanwhile, in West Aceh, the flood submerged 2,528 houses and affected nearly 9,500 people

Volcano

Mt. Sinabung in the North Sumatra Province, has erupted again. The local authority has provided 9 shelters to serve 9,318 evacuees.

MYANMAR

06 Sep 2016 description

INDONESIA

Landslide

Widespread landslides affected 386 families, damaged hectares of ricefields and hundreds of infrastructures in the District of Sukabumi, West Java.'

Flood

Heavy rains brought about floods and flashfloods in several districts in the East Java Province of Trenggalek. These incidents affected 19,964 people, damaged 4,991 houses, and 48 hectares of agricultural land.

LAO PDR

Flood

05 Sep 2016 description

Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are once again conducting their joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from September 5 to 9 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Selaparang Airport in Lombok. Indonesia was the pilot country when the program was implemented globally in 2009 – in Makassar and Palu.

01 Sep 2016 description
report Jakarta Post

Agnes Anya | The Jakarta Post | Jakarta

Mon, August 29 2016 | 06:52 am

The flooding that has hit upscale areas in the capital, including Kemang, South Jakarta, is the result of poor spatial planning and water management.

Heavy rains poured on the city for more than an hour on Saturday afternoon causing floods of between 30 and 70 centimeters in depth and severe traffic congestion.

In the commercial area of Kemang, many visitors had to abandon their vehicles trapped in flooded basements of cafes and restaurants.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Key messages

  1. A La Niña will likely start in August or September 2016 and will continue into the last quarter of 2016, causing wetter than normal weather conditions.

  2. The Indonesia Weather and Meteorology Bureau (BMKG) predicts unusually high rainfall will continue until September 2016 in most of the country. Rainfall levels in Java, the eastern areas of Sulawesi, central Papua and southern Kalimantan and Sumatra may increase significantly by up to 200 percent.

22 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

Following the massive earthquake in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, in 2006, the city and surrounding areas were faced with having to build or rehabilitate about 300-thousand homes.

The government had the option of hiring 1,000 contractors to build 300 houses each. Or we could have 300 thousand people working to build one house each - their own homes.

With the Government of Indonesia in the lead, we took the latter approach in supporting Indonesia’s efforts to rebuild communities. This is the REKOMPAK way.

20 Aug 2016 description
report Jakarta Post

News Desk The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, August 20 2016 | 12:44 pm

A mudslide and flooding triggered by intense rainfall that soaked Jakarta throughout Friday afternoon and evening led to the evacuation of the Pondok Labu district in South Jakarta. However, no casualties were reported.

"Flooding in Pondok Labu, 1.6 to two meters. Assistance is needed," said Dipta Rizky Satwika in her Twitter account early on Saturday morning.

17 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The President and First Lady of Indonesia launched the School Children Nutrition Programme (PROGAS).

  • Through the new 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.

15 Aug 2016 description

INDONESIA

  • Strong wind damaged 27 houses in Bintan, Riau archipelago. Another incident also happened in South Lampung, Lampung Province where 42 houses were reportedly damaged.

  • Mt. Dukono has erupted and affected many people in North Maluku. The local authority reported that 14,000 people were affected by the ash fall.

  • Flood inundated houses in Ciamis, West Java Provinces. 250 houses were (estimated) inundated.

VIET NAM