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28 Nov 2014 description
report World Vision

The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) have been implemented in Ambesia Induk, a village in Parigi Moutong district, Central Sulawesi. Although most of the villagers work as coconut and cocoa farmers, they care of their children's education. In the last six months, there are 3 ECCDs that have built in the village such as Sumber Manis, Sopi Indah, and Nurul Haq.

27 Nov 2014 description
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The Jakarta Post, Jambi | Archipelago | Thu, November 27 2014, 8:06 AM

There is no sign yet that floods that have been taking place in Bungo regency, Jambi, over the past two weeks will subside; instead the floods are predicted to last longer because of a further increase in rainfall.

It is feared that the floods in Bungo regency will engulf public and educational facilities, besides homes.

“Dozens of schools are at risk of being swamped by floods. They are located in Bathin III Ulu and Muarobungo city,” Bungo Education Office head Hasrizal said on Wednesday.

22 Nov 2014 description

Indonesia - Severe Weather (BNPB, BMKG, Media)

  • Heavy rains affected the island of Java in the last few days, causing river overflow and floods in the area of South and East Jakarta.
  • As of 20 November, there were 16 423 people affected by floods and 1 086 were displaced in Jakarta. The areas affected by floods are located along the Ciliwung river.
  • Moderate rain may still affect the area of Jakarta on 21-22 November.
20 Nov 2014 description

Synopsis

The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development?

Commentary

18 Nov 2014 description

Ten years ago, a tsunami inflicted devastation and enormous suffering on large parts of South-East Asia. GIZ supported the reconstruction process on behalf of the German Government and initiated many improvements.

17 Nov 2014 description

THAILAND

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/746 Flashflood hit Trang Province and affected over 200 families.

INDONESIA

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/741 Rokan Hulu, Riau Province experienced flooding. About 370 houses were inundated.

17 Nov 2014 description

INDONESIA

Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.

Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.

15 Nov 2014 description

Kota Ternate, Indonesia | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 07:50 GMT

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Small waves generated by the undersea quake were detected in several parts of the sprawling archipelago, local authorities said, although there were no reports of casualties or major damage and the tsunami warning was lifted after a short while.

15 Nov 2014 description
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Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru

Several regions in the provinces of Riau, Bengkulu and West Sumatra have been hit with floods, engulfing thousands of homes due to high rainfall during the past three days.

The worst-hit is Kampar regency, where the districts of Kampar Kiri, Kampar Kiri Hulu and Tapung Hulu have been swamped by more than a meter of water due to the overflowing rivers of Subayang and Tapung.

13 Nov 2014 description

The beginning of the rainy season has started in some parts of Indonesia, such as the area of Java and Sumatra at the end of October. Mt. Sinabung’s volcanic activity has remained high. The number of people/families occupying IDP shelters has decreased to 1,018 families or 3,287 people, while the number of people/families living in rented homes remains the same. The 2,053 families or 6,179 people occupying rented homes have already begun to rebuild their livelihoods with financial support from the Government.

08 Nov 2014 description

This is the 127th 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 Nov 2014 description
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The Jakarta Post, Sukabumi | Archipelago | Fri, November 07 2014, 8:48 AM

Heavy rains in Sukabumi, West Java, have triggered landslides that have left a two-year-old child, identified as M. Ridwan, dead and several other residents injured.

The landslide that killed Ridwan occurred in Bojonggenteng district on Wednesday, two residents were also injured and two houses destroyed. Another landslide in Cicurug district destroyed a house and injured a six-year-old boy.

06 Nov 2014 description
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Hotli Simanjuntak and Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh/ Pekanbaru | Archipelago | Thu, November 06 2014, 10:52 AM

Heavy rain has caused flooding, inundating hundreds of houses in Riau, killing a boy and triggering landslides in Aceh.

Seven-year-old Novi Aroyan was swept away by strong flood water in Seuneobuk village in West Aceh as he played with his friends in a pool of water close to his house on Tuesday afternoon.

03 Nov 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Affected People 50,000 (est.)

Displaced People 6,000 (est.)

INDONESIA

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/735 More than 6,000 families were affected due to flood in Aceh Selatan and Aceh Barat Daya

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/734 More than 10,000 people were affected by flooding in Solok , West Sumatera.

02 Nov 2014 description
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Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Sinabung Emergency Response Task Force and the Indonesian Military (TNI) kicked off the construction of a road leading to the relocation center for Sinabung evacuees in the Siosar forest in Portibi Lama village, Merek district, Karo regency, North Sumatra, on Friday.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Panca Nugraha, The Jakarta Post, Mataram

A long dry spell this year will likely increase the number of children suffering malnutrition, cases of which have continued to rise in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, an official has said.

M. Ismed Nuramadhani from the information and documentation management unit at the NTB Health Agency said that according to the agency’s data, 438 under-5s in the province were suffering from malnutrition as of July. Of that figure, 20 children later died in hospital.

27 Oct 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Affected People 81,925 (est.)

Displaced People 1,500 (est.)

INDONESIA

Drought

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/729 Prolonged dry season has caused drought in 55 villages in South Kalimantan. Over 78,000 people have been affected by the drought.

Wind

22 Oct 2014 description
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The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta

Aerial shots from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) show that cold lava flows from Mount Merapi continue to threaten residents living on the slopes of the volcano, as some 70 million cubic meters of volcanic material from Mt. Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 remain at its summit.

22 Oct 2014 description
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Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan

An observation team says that Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, is likely to continue erupting for quite some time following an increase in seismic activity on Monday.

As of 12 p.m. Monday, Mt. Sinabung had 148 temblors comprising 83 short-period quakes, 34 low-frequency and 31 mixed tremors.

Observation team member Arif Cahyo said Mt. Sinabung’s tectonic quakes showed that a large volume of magma was present, indicating that the volcano would continue to erupt for a long time.

21 Oct 2014 description

18 Oct 2014 by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia

Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones?

We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million are connected to the Internet via their phones. This impressively high number presents an opportunity to enhance disaster risk management in Indonesia, already a world leader in producing evidence based information systems, planning and monitoring tools.