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20 Apr 2015 description


The overflow of Rongkok River due to the heavy rain has caused flooding in North Luwu, Province of South Sulawesi. The local government reported 4,000 houses being submerged and 39 families have been moved to the evacuation centre due to the incident.

In Garut, Province of West Java, over 1,200 people were affected by flood. The incident was triggered by the overflow of Cibarengkok River after torrential rain poured the area.

14 Apr 2015 description
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After a year-long delay, the Manado municipality will begin the Tondano River Basin Area (DAS) revitalization project later this year, in a bid to prevent annual floods and landslides.

Manado Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) chairman Peter Assa said the project would proceed despite moving very slowly.

“I just received a report from one of the division heads at the Sulawesi River Center on the development of the project, which stated that the project is currently at the tender stage,” said Assa on Tuesday.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Mon, April 13 2015, 7:10 AM

Twenty school buildings, 32 churches and other public facilities, including three mosques, four health centers and four subdistrict administration offices devastated by the 2010 tsunami on the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, have not yet been rebuilt.

07 Apr 2015 description

This is the 131st in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua. This report is co-published by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN). Back issues are posted online at http://www.etan.org/issues/wpapua/default.htm Questions regarding this report can be addressed to Edmund McWilliams at edmcw@msn.com.

07 Apr 2015 description

Hospitals are at the front-line of disaster response. They treat the injured, care for families and help train communities to provide basic health care for victims. But the experience of many hospitals in Indonesia is not so positive.

31 Mar 2015 description
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Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Sat, March 28 2015, 10:59 AM

The government’s plan to resettle 1,903 families displaced by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 30, 2009, in West Sumatra, has again been delayed.

West Sumatra Manpower and Transmigration Office head Syofyan said the sluggish implementation of the resettlement program was due to the lengthy process of freeing up a 5,000-hectare forested area for new settlements.

“The permit was issued in 2013 after waiting three years,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

30 Mar 2015 description
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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has revealed that 40.9 million Indonesians, or around 17.2 percent of the population, live in landslide-prone areas.

BNPB data and information center head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Monday that disaster mitigation efforts for landslides were still minimal but, during the rainy season, people living in susceptible areas faced a medium-to-high risk of landslides.

29 Mar 2015 description

akarta, Indonesia | | Sunday 3/29/2015 - 12:30 GMT

Twelve people were killed and 11 houses buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Sunday.

The landslide hit Tegal Panjang village in Sukabumi district in west Java late Saturday after a particularly heavy downpour, according to national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

"We found all 12 bodies," he said in an update, revising the earlier death toll of 10 and two missing.

18 Mar 2015 description


The levee of Cimanuk River Pilangsari Village, Jatibarang Sub District and Tulungagung Village Kertasemaya Sub District in Indramayu District, West Java, on Monday (16/3), at 03.00 pm has caused widespread flooding in seven sub districts in Indramayu. It is reported from Local Agency for Disaster Management (BPBD) of Indramayu District that flooding has happened in the 7 sub-districts i.e. Sub district of Jatibarang,Kertasemaya, Bangodua, Lohbener, Sindang, Tukdana, and Pasekan. Worst sub-district affected in Jatibarang and Kertasemaya.

16 Mar 2015 description
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Last week, a group of Save the Children volunteers flew out to Indonesia to see first-hand how our Families First Signature Programme is transforming children’s lives.

East Anglia volunteer David Float has been blogging daily on the experience.

Yesterday we ventured from the big cities and out into the field (in more ways than one).

16 Mar 2015 description

'Of course we are terrified. Each time there is heavy rain, there are landslides and fallen trees everywhere... But what can we do, we try to stay calm and hope nothing will happen to our family. Our livelihood is here, our coffee plantation is our main source of income, so we have no choice'.

11 Mar 2015 description
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Strong winds followed by heavy rain seriously damaged 75 houses in the village of Sidan, the regency of Gianyar, Bali, on Tuesday, and some of them were leveled to the ground.

"Fortunately there were no casualties amid the ruins of the houses," village secretary AA Gede Alit said on Wednesday as quoted by Antara news agency.

The winds slammed across Banjar Bukit Sari, Jagaperang, Sidan and the village of Sidan, in the sub-district of Gianyar, Gede Alit said.

10 Mar 2015 description
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• GFDRR has provided $2.8 million in grants and technical assistance support for community-level risk awareness raising and streamlined disaster preventive measures. This support has also served as building-blocks for World Bank-financed community driven development projects of $1.2 billion which cover more than 100 million urban dwellers spread across 33 provinces.

09 Mar 2015 description
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Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Karo, North Sumatra | Archipelago | Wed, March 04 2015, 7:06 AM

Residents displaced by the Mount Sinabung eruption in Karo regency, North Sumatra, have yet to receive cash aid to pay for accommodation and day-to-day needs despite the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) having transferred the funds to the Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) last week.

07 Mar 2015 description


  • Good prospects for 2015 main season rice crop

  • Aggregate rice production in 2014 estimated slightly below previous year’s record level

  • Cereal imports expected to increase in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Rice prices at record levels in February

03 Mar 2015 description

3 March, Jakarta - The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. It aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use.

02 Mar 2015 description


Whirlwinds in East Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta provinces have caused considerable damage to houses and three casualties - one in Lumajang (East Java), one in Sumba (East Nusa Tenggara) and one in Yogyakarta. Over 115 houses in East Java, 85 houses in West Nusa Tenggara and three houses in Yogyakarta were damaged. Local authorities removed debris and provided construction material for home repairs. The Indonesian Red Cross provided relief items to affected families in East Java.1

3 people killed

27 Feb 2015 description

By Jonatan A. Lassa and Adhi Priamarizki


The Jokowi cabinet is planning to involve the country’s military in agriculture and food security affairs in order to achieve food sovereignty and 100 percent rice self-sufficiency. What would be the implications for the country’s long term food security?


26 Feb 2015 description
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Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan | Archipelago | Thu, February 26 2015, 7:12 AM

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) disbursed Rp 7.3 billion (US$567,000) in aid on Wednesday to handle Mount Sinabung evacuees in Karo regency, North Sumatra, who are still staying in evacuation centers.

BNPB’s emergency response director Junjungan Tambunan said Karo regency administration had requested the fund and waited for the disbursement for quite a while. The amount, he said, was according to the number of evacuees registered on the regency administration’s data.

23 Feb 2015 description


  • Flood in Jombang and Madiun, East Java Province, has caused 1 death and affected about 2,500 people.

  • In Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan Province, flood submerged thousands of houses and affected more than 11,800 people.

  • More than 6,500 people were evacuated due to the flood in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
    Flood submerged 600 houses and affected about 2,400 people in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi Province.