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20 Feb 2017 description

Indonesia

Flood

  • Flood still affecting many districts in Indonesia. The recent flood in Brebes, Central Java Province has forced 4,950 people to evacuate. About 1,000 houses were also reportedly inundated.

  • In Cilacap, Central Java Province, the flood has affected 381 families and submerged 371 houses. 56 people had to stay inside evacuation centre.

  • Flood also inundated 175 houses in Bojonegoro, East Java Province.

20 Feb 2017 description
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By Suherdjoko

Flooding has struck several areas in Central Java over recent days, displacing thousands of local residents and cutting off access via main roads.

For the last two days, the overflowing Pemali, Cisaranggung and Babakan rivers have damaged embankments, causing flooding in several areas, including Brebes, Wanasari, Banjarharjo, Losari and Jatibarang.

19 Feb 2017 description

More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth caused by undernutrition. That translates into a lifetime of missed opportunities as stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delays brain development, and reduces academic achievement and earning potential. Chronic undernutrition in young children is often due to poor maternal health during pregnancy, insufficient nutrient intake, frequent childhood illness, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene. But a concerted effort is underway to promote behavioral changes that can reduce stunting.

17 Feb 2017 description
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By Suherdjoko

Floods inundated several areas in Pati and Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday.

Residents in Mintobasuki village, Pati, who have refused to leave their homes, have had to travel around by boat for the past two weeks, including to get to polling stations as they cast their ballots for a new regent.

The road that links Sukolilo to Gabus was also inundated causing a truck to veer off the road into nearby rice fields.

“This area is prone to floods so every house has a boat,” said Munawaroh, a resident of Mintobasuki.

15 Feb 2017 description
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By Panca Nugraha

Flash floods that took place in several parts of Sambelia district in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, over the weekend have inundated residential areas and displaced around 500 people.

High-intensity rainfall on Lombok Island from Friday to Saturday caused floods that cut access to some locations, the head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency's (BPBD) West Nusa Tenggara office Muhammad Rum said.

14 Feb 2017 description
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By Haeril Halim, Apriadi Gunawan and Andi Hajramurni

Despite tough immigration policies introduced by United States President Donald Trump, American representatives in Medan and Makassar have begun to resettle Rohingya Muslim refugees, giving light to the country’s recently eclipsed image as the world’s beacon of democracy, freedom and tolerance.

13 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Through the 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.

  • WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

13 Feb 2017 description
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By Panca Nugraha

Floods and strong winds in several districts in Sumbawa regency, West Nusa Tenggara, have affected more than 6,000 families, prompting the administration to call for emergency measures.

West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Muhammad Rum, said Friday flooding occurred following heavy rain and strong winds from Tuesday to Thursday.

13 Feb 2017 description
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By Nurni Sulaiman

Residents of Medan and its surrounding areas such as Binjai, Karo, Deliserdang and Tebing Tinggi in North Sumatra are on alert after earthquakes of varied magnitude struck the area on Friday and Saturday.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck Medan and its surrounding areas on Saturday at 11:24 a.m.

10 Feb 2017 description
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By Ni Komang Erviani

Three landslides struck Bangli district in Bali on Friday leaving 12 people dead and five others injured, according to the Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Heavy rainfall on the tourist island over the past several days has generated floods across the province leading to landslides hitting Songan, Awan, and Sukawana villages, located in Kintamani sub-district on the slopes of Mount Batu, agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Repeal of Discriminatory, Brutal Bylaws Long Overdue

Phelim Kine, Deputy Director, Asia Division

30 Jan 2017 description
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At least 96 homes in three hamlets in Situbondo, East Java, have been deluged in floodwater since Sunday evening as a heavy downpour caused the Jumain River to overflow in the area.

"The flood hit three hamlets at 7 p.m. local time," Situbondo Disaster Mitigation Agency coordinator Puriyono was quoted as saying by Antara news agency on Monday.

Floodwater had inundated homes, reaching between 50 and 80 centimeters deep. The water had gradually receded until midnight, Puriyono said.

No casualties had been reported in the flooding, he added. (dmr)

30 Jan 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past week, causing floods and landslides.

  • Local media reported, as of 30 January at 7.00 UTC, one death in Central Sulawesi region. National authorities reported, as of the same date, at least 6 300 people affected, of which 1,300 in Bangka-Belitung region and 5 000 in North Sulawesi.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect the country, including the areas already affected.

30 Jan 2017 description
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Ruslan Sangadji
The Jakarta Post

Palu, Central Sulawesi | Fri, January 27, 2017 | 06:06 pm

Heavy rains have poured down on Central Sulawesi for the last two days causing flooding in several areas and claiming one life in Buol regency on Friday.

Central Sulawesi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Bartholomeus Tandigala said several areas in Buol had been inundated by floodwaters as high as two meters. “One person died in a landslide,” he said, adding that his agency is still counting the number of houses affected.

26 Jan 2017 description
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UN Global Pulse is pleased to share an update on Haze Gazer, a crisis analysis and visualization tool that provides real-time information on fire and haze hotspots in Indonesia.

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Through the 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.

  • In 2016 WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government’s programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

23 Jan 2017 description

During 2016 there were 2,342 disaster events, caused 522 deaths, 3.05 million displaced, 69 287 houses damaged and destroyed 2,311 units of public facilities, floods being the most common disasters and landslides the deadliest ones.

19 Jan 2017 description

Who:

Oxfam Canada

What:

Earthquake - Indonesia

When:

December 2016

People assisted:

10,000

Funds provided:

$150,000

Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits

Background

17 Jan 2017 description

Those who have surfed Lakey Peak in Sumbawa will likely recall coming through the Bima City Airport.

On the 21st and 22nd of December, flash floods devastated the city of Bima; where SurfAid’s office is located, and near to SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Program in the sub-district of Parado.

With up to two meters of flooding in some sub-districts, 66% of Bima city was affected, impacting 105,754 people.