Heavy rain accompanied with strong wind poured Ham Yen, Tuyen Quyen Province. The incident has damaged 46 houses.
Flood and landslide affected three districts in Banten Province, i.e. Pandeglang, Serang and Cilegon. Based on the BNPB report, the incidents have caused 4 deaths in Pandeglang District and submerged around 2,300 houses. In Banyuwangi District, East Java Province, flood submerged 300 houses.
PANDEGLANG - Heavy rain with sea tide triggered flash flood that hit four villages, Teluk, Cigondang, Labuan, Kalang Anyer in Labuan Sub-district and two other villages, Sukajadi and Carita (Kp. Cengkara), in Carita Sub-district on Sunday (24/7) around 9 pm. The heavy rain triggered landslide in hillious area followed flash flood. At the same time sea tide came so that flood with height 50-150 inundated settlement.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) since 2007.
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approach is used to identify and evaluate synergies and trade-offs across different sector targets. This recognises the interdependency between water, energy and food systems and their reliance on natural resources, in particular forests and peatlands.
A series of studies were undertaken in Aceh to explore some the challenges facing the province, as they work towards meeting the goals of the medium-term development plan (RPJMN) without further environmental degradation.
JAKARTA – The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) continuously conducts efforts to improve community preparedness towards threats of volcanic eruption. One of the efforts is built by BNPB and Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Jawa Timur is to install the sign and information board related with volcanic eruption hazard.
JAKARTA - Heavy rain had fallen since Thursday (14/7) until Saturday morning triggered rivers overflowed so that flooding occured in Konawe Utara District, Sulawesi Tenggara on Saturday (16/7) at 4 am. Around 12 villages in three sub-districts are inundated with water level 1 - 2,5 meters. Around 735 houses are inundated. 1.354 villagers were evacuated to official resident of Konawe Utara Regent and some schools.
KARO - The national and local governments continue to seek durable solutions for Sinabung internally displaced people, especially relocation for those who are still in shelters. The government is targeting the end of 2016, as many as 1,903 IDPs of Sinabung in some shelters in Tanah Karo, Sumatera Utara to immediately settle at the relocation is being prepared by the Government.
JAKARTA - Whirlwind hit Kota Binjai, Sumatera Utara on Tuesday (12/7), at 22.00 WIB. Heavy rain and the whirlwind occurred at the same time. Local disaster management agency (BPBD) Binjai reported more than 400 houses damaged. This insident gave impacts in 4 sub-district, while 3 people were injured.
The sub-districts affected are Binjai Barat (Kelurahan Sukaramai, Sukamaju, Limau Sundai, Payaroba, Limau Mungkur, Bandar Senembah), Binjai Kota (Setia, Pekan Binjai, Tangsi), Binjai Timur (Timbang Langkat), Binjai Utara (Jatinegara).
JAKARTA - Volcanic activity of Bromo located in Probolinggo, Jawa Timur is increasing compared to the previous condition in the last month. Based on visual monitoring conducted by Mount Bromo Observation Post on Wednesday (13/7), the Volcano Survey Indonesia (PVMBG) reported that weather conditions was bright-cloudy, wind calm, temperature 8-20 °C.
The volcano spewed out white-grey-brown smoke with various thickness and pressure from moderate to strong. Height of the smoke reached 300 up to 1.000 meters from crater. Volcanic ash was distributed by wind to southwest to east.
By Margareth Sembiring and Jonatan A. Lassa
Long a recipient of international assistance during ‘natural’ disasters, Indonesia has been recently stepping up its joint civil-military humanitarian responses in the Asia Pacific. What does this mean for Indonesia and the world disaster response?
JAKARTA – The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) monitored flood and landslide incidents in some areas in Jawa Timur today (11/7). The incidents were triggered by high rainfall intensity already occured at night (10/7) till early in the morning. Some districts in the province affected were in Lumajang, Mojokerto, Trenggalek, and Malang.
- A tornado hit the 2 districts of Kuala and Bahorok in Langkat, North Sumatra. 1 died and 48 households were affected.
- Heavy rains brought about rivers overflowing and flashfloods in Sumber Tangkil, Tirtoyudo subdistricts in Malang, East Java. These damaged dams, river dikes, bridges, water pipes and affected 800 families. Losses were estimated to be about 3 billion.
- Interminable rains caused flooding in 5 townships each in Rakhine State and Sagaing Region.
By Hotli Simanjuntak
The Aceh provincial administration has placed 43 Sri Lankan boat people, stranded on Lhoknga Beach, at a temporary shelter in Lhokseumawe, pending a verification process of their identities.
The authorities will cooperate with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Sri Lankan Embassy to verify the identity of the migrants.
The migrants were transferred by bus on Wednesday to Lhokseumawe, about 300 kilometers from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, after receiving aid from Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah.
By Apriadi Gunawan
Sofih Alam can only resign himself to God as he cannot fast during Ramadhan with his family. Sofih is staying with other Rohingya Muslim refugees at the Pelangi Hotel in Medan, North Sumatra, while his wife and child, who are Indonesian nationals, live with his parents-in-law on Jl. Irigasi, Medan.
Sofih is among Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees who are married to Indonesian Muslim women. Since getting married in 2014, Sofih lives separately with his wife, but the ethnically mixed marriage is blessed with a son, aged 8 months.
With the new Country Programme 200914 (2016-2020), WFP will 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.
Reports from Indonesia's Papua province indicate conflicting explanations for the death of a West Papuan high school student in Nabire city on Monday.
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Currently Indonesia is officially hosting more than 6,000 refugees with additional some 7,600 people seeking asylum. With the increase of refugees, the UNHCR has reached out to Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Indonesia for providing medical care for refugees.
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