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19 Jun 2017 description

In May, floods reported in northern parts of the country, including in East Luwu District of South Sulawesi Selatan on 12 May casued seven deaths and 11 injuries. In East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra and West Sumatra, floods caused one death and at least 32,000 people temporarily displaced.

BMKG reported that majority of the country experience normal dry seasons, with delayed start in its many parts including in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.

19 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Dinda Veskarahmi, Fundraising Communication Officer

Central Java: Aris had just gotten home from school when the fever hit. His mother, a local health volunteer, did what she could, giving him medicine and applying a cold compress to his forehead, but to no avail; the 38°C fever would not relent.

The next morning, Aris was taken to a nearby health centre in Klaten, Central Java, where his blood was drawn and sent to a nearby city for tests. The results came back several days later: Aris had tested positive for Rubella.

18 Jun 2017 description


Flood submerged Siak District, Riau Province. The local authority estimated that the flood submerged 800 houses in Kampung Tualang, Perawang, Pinang Sebatang and Perawang Barat villages.

The Disaster Management Authority of Siak (BPBD) has responded the situation by setting up seven post commands to help the flood victims. Food and relief supplies were also distributed to the victims.

Additional Data

Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: Riau
Affected Houses: 800

18 Jun 2017 description


Due to the high rainfall intensity, flood submerged many villages in Buru District and Ambon City, Province of Maluku. As stated by the Disaster Management Authority (BPBD) of Buru, the flood has submerged 650 houses and 450 ha of paddy fields in four sub-districts. 1 person was reportedly missing because of the incident. Responding to the crisis, BPBD evacuated the people and distributed relief items. The local authority also established medical post to assist the victims.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in nine countries. Agencies reported 17 incidents in five countries and nine security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in two countries.

14 Jun 2017 description


  • The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) reported that the floods in Tolitoli District had subsided on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

  • BNPB Indonesia estimates that about 56,000 people are affected by floods in Tolitoli District.

  • 2 people died and 2 missing.

  • 484 houses in Kabupaten Gorontalo were affected by floods.

12 Jun 2017 description


  • Flood has affected Garut District, West Java Province. Two sub-districts were inundated with 639 houses and 1,705 people being affected.

  • Flood also affected four sub-districts in Banyuwangi District, East Java Province. 40 houses were reportedly affected.


  • Thunderstorm and strong wind hit Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen Provinces. In Thai Nguyen, 352 houses were reportedly damaged and unroofed. Additionally, 31 houses were affected by flood in Tuyen Quang.
09 Jun 2017 description

By Nur Febriani Wardi

Indonesia is a true exemplar when it comes to having a comprehensive legal system for disaster risk management (DRM). Having learnt from first-hand experience and many disaster operations, national authorities have continued to ensure the country is well-prepared to face the inevitability of future disasters.

09 Jun 2017 description
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At least 52 hotspots indicating forest fires appeared in satellite images of several locations in Sumatra on Tuesday. 

“We spotted [the hotspots] at 7 a.m.,” said Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency head Otto Sukisno as quoted by _tempo.co_. 

08 Jun 2017 description
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Nindya (not her real name) got pregnant when she was 15 years old and was still in her first year at a high school in Bandung, West Java.

“My boyfriend told me to drink grated young pineapple mixed with soda drinks and arak [homemade distilled alcohol] in order to terminate my pregnancy,” she recalled, adding that she also drank large amounts of herbal medicines to abort the fetus.

Despite her efforts, her pregnancy became more and more visible, forcing her to finally tell her parents about her condition.

07 Jun 2017 description

JAKARTA – Heavy rain with high intensity and lasting in a long period accompanied with critical condition of watersheds have caused flooding in several places in Sulawesi region. Thousands of houses flooded, even causing casualties.

Heavy rain that lasted long enough flushed Tolitoli District. It triggered Tuwelei River and Lembe River overflowed. Flash flood hit four sub-districts in Lampasio, Baolan, Galang and Dakopamean, Tolitoli Regency, Sulawesi Tengah Province on Saturday (3/6) at around 13:00 pm. Water level of the flood in settlements was about 1 to 3 meters.

07 Jun 2017 description

JAKARTA – Flood inundated thousands of houses in Gorontalo Regency. Heavy rain that lasted long enough caused rivers overflowing. Therefore, it triggered flooding in Gorontalo Regency, Gorontalo Province on Friday (2/6). The heavy rain caused some rivers overflowing, such as Marisa River crossing over Limboto Barat, Moloupo River in Limboto and as well Monggelomo River crossing Tibawa sub-district.

06 Jun 2017 description


Flood, which triggered by heavy rainfall, has submerged hundreds of houses and agriculture areas in Garut District, West Java Province. Based on the news agency, 141 houses were inundated in Tarogong Kidul subdistrict. Flood also inundated Tarogong Kaler subdistrict. The Search and Rescue team deployed rubber boats to access and evacuate people.

As of now, the Disaster Management Authority of Garut is still assessing the damages and evacuating the flood affected people.

05 Jun 2017 description


  • Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

  • Total cereal imports in 2017/18 forecast to decrease slightly from last year’s average level

  • Rice prices declining since March 2017 and close to their year-earlier levels

Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

05 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By: Vania Santoso – Innovations Adolescent and Youth Engagement Officer

Palangkaraya: “Haze made me feel like I don’t want to be here anymore, ever!” said Gibran, a fourth-grader from Palangkaraya, East Kalimantan.

05 Jun 2017 description

By Thin Lei Win

PEMONGKONG, Indonesia, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2016, when fellow farmers were despairing over plummeting yields linked to a major drought, Hamdi was busy harvesting maize from his land.

He got 5.6 tonnes instead of the usual 4 tonnes from his one-hectare (2.5-acre) plot, despite living in West Nusa Tenggara, one of Indonesia's driest provinces where agriculture is at the mercy of extreme weather such as that brought by the El Nino climate pattern.

05 Jun 2017 description


  • Earthquake with magnitude of 6.6 shook Poso District, Central Sulawesi Province. 25 people were injured and 348 houses were damaged because of the incident.

  • Heavy rain battered and triggered flooding in Padang City, West Sumatra Province. 285 people were evacuated due to the flood

  • Flood also affected Province of Gorontalo. 484 houses were damaged and 2,747 people were affected by flood in Gorontalo District. Additionally, 2,000 people were displaced in Bone Bolango District.

04 Jun 2017 description
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Ruslan Sangadji
The Jakarta Post

Palu, Central Sulawesi | Fri, June 2, 2017 | 04:35 pm

Central Sulawesi governor Longki Djanggola guaranteed the government would be present to help residents affected by a massive earthquake that hit Poso earlier this week.

In addition to supplying them with basic necessities such as food, clothing and medicine, he added, the government would also provide survivors with counseling to heal emotional trauma following the earthquake.

04 Jun 2017 description


Heavy rain battered and triggered flood in Padang City, West Sumatra Province. The heavy downpour was also caused landslide, damaged trees and others.

As reported by the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), the flood has inundated many areas in nine subdistricts i.e. Kota Padang, Padang Selatan, Padang Utara, Nanggalo, Padang Barat, Padang Timur, Lubuk Begalung, Kuranji and Bungtekab. 95 families or 285 people were reportedly evacuated. Many school were dismissed due to the inundation.

03 Jun 2017 description
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Jakarta | Fri, June 2, 2017 | 11:38 am

More than 1,000 Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police personnel taking part in Operation Tinombala in Poso, Central Sulawesi, will be deployed to help earthquake victims in Napu, North Lore district, Poso.

“The TNI is set to deploy 500 territorial operation personnel, while more than 500 others are TNI and National Police members who are part of the Operation Tinombala task force,” said Maj.Dedy Afrizal, the 132 Military Regional Command (Korem)/Tadulako spokesperson as quoted by Antara in Poso, on Thursday.