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23 Aug 2016 description
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  1. A La Niña will likely start in August or September 20161 and will continue into the last quarter of 20162, 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.

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

15 Aug 2016 description

Indonesian Red Cross Society shares its Safer Access experience

After a tragic incident in 2013, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has stepped up efforts to boost the National Society's acceptance, security and access in Papua. As part of the Safer Access Selected Experiences series, the PMI describes the measures it has taken in the intervening years to be better prepared to work in sensitive and insecure situations.

12 Aug 2016 description

Once strictly confined as an Indonesian domestic issue, advances in telecommunications and Pacific regionalism have internationalised the plight of West Papuans.

Read the full story here.

10 Aug 2016 description

Mount Dukono in North Maluku Province continues to erupt since last Saturday (August, 6th), producing smoke as high as 800 meters from the crater and volcanic ash falling mostly in the northwest direction. Galela Airport is closed from 8 August to 10 August 2016. A total of 14,034 people have already been affected. The local Disaster Management Agencies (BPBDs) of North Halmahera agency has already responded by distributing masks to the affected population. Alert level II (of max. IV) is still raised for the volcano.

04 Aug 2016 description

JAKARTA - The earthquake that occured on Monday (1/8) at 06.40 am with epicentre of 63 km northwest of Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat has damaged 682 houses. The detailed number of the damaged houses is as follows 91 houses identified as heavy damaged, 85 moderate damaged, and 516 light damaged. Besides, the earthquake caused 4 people injured, 6 public fasilities heavy damaged, 11 moderate and 10 light damaged.

02 Aug 2016 description

INDONESIA

  • Strong wind has damaged 50 houses in Bogor District, West Java Province. 2 people were reportedly injured because of the incident.

  • Flood has affected 2,550 people in Karawang District, West Java Province. 14 houses were also reportedly damaged.

  • In Cilacap District, Central Java Province, flood affected 2,685 people.

  • 1,017 houses and 85 ha of agriculture area were inundated in Lebak District, Banten Province.

01 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

  • 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.

Operational Updates

01 Aug 2016 description

Clashes in the remote Papua province of Indonesia on the weekend have left three people killed and dozens injured, along with 25 houses burned down.

Read the story here.

31 Jul 2016 description

In order to improve the food shortage situation in remote area In Indonesia, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continuously provides relief aid in Indonesia. The residents from the remote township near Tangerang, Jagabita, are living in hardship due to lack of work opportunities. Because of the poor employment environment, their income is very limited and some of them earn less than one U.S. dollar a day. Upon learning of their plight, the Tzu Chi Indonesia Chapter recently distributed 1,059 units of aid supplies to the residents.

27 Jul 2016 description

VIET NAM

Heavy rain accompanied with strong wind poured Ham Yen, Tuyen Quyen Province. The incident has damaged 46 houses.

INDONESIA

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.

27 Jul 2016 description

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.

20 Jul 2016 description

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.

20 Jul 2016 description

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.

20 Jul 2016 description

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.

19 Jul 2016 description

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.

19 Jul 2016 description

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.