317 Maternal and neonatal tetanus validation assessment in Region 4, Indonesia, May 2016
317 Élimination du tétanos maternel et néonatal: enquête de validation dans la région 4,
Indonésie, mai 2016
Solomon Islands' diplomat in Geneva has told the UN Human Rights Council's 32nd session about an eroding human rights situation in Indonesia's Papua region.
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Hans Nicholas Jong | The Jakarta Post | Jakarta Thu, June 23 2016 | 09:03 am
In the wake of extreme weather that has devastated parts of Indonesia and claimed dozens of lives, the government is being urged to overhaul the country’s disaster management by introducing disaster literacy in school curriculums, as well as by strengthening its early warning system.
Indonesia’s disaster literacy in general is still low compared to other disaster-prone countries like Japan, a senior researcher has said.
Banyumas, Indonesia | AFP | Monday 6/20/2016 - 06:12 GMT
The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 47 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.
Rescuers used excavators and their bare hands to search through wrecked houses and earth for 15 villagers still missing after days of rain triggered the landslips and flash floods on mountainous Java island at the weekend.
Indonesia - Floods and landslides (National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB))
On 18 June torrential rain caused floods and landslides in 16 districts in Jawa Tengah.
As of 19 June, 24 people died and 26 are missing with the largest number of casualties being registered in Purworejo. Dozens of houses have been buried under the landslides and hundreds have been flooded.
Emergency response activities are being carried out by BNPB, local organisations and volunteers. Evacuations and search and rescue activities are still ongoing.
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 12:27 GMT
Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.
Dozens were also missing or injured following torrential rain and widespread flooding on the main island of Java, where thousands of homes have been swamped.
Cisarua, Indonesia | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 03:30 GMT
by Nick Perry
Mahboob Jafari had barely seen the inside of a classroom, let alone taught in one, before he arrived in Indonesia as a refugee fleeing persecution in Afghanistan.
The 19-year-old now teaches English at a pioneering school in the mountains south of Jakarta, where refugees from war-torn corners of the globe are banding together to educate their children.
Lhoknga, Indonesia | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 07:06 GMT
Dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat off Indonesia were allowed to come ashore Saturday after a tense stand-off, but local authorities insist they will still be towed back to sea.
The 44 migrants, who include many women and children, were allowed to disembark in Aceh province and take refuge in tents, a week after their Indian-flagged vessel broke down en route to Australia.
Lhoknga, Indonesia | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 06:53 GMT
Indonesian authorities faced pressure Friday to allow dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat for almost a week to disembark, as witnesses said a warning shot was fired in chaotic scenes near the vessel.
The 44 migrants, who include many women and children, have been stuck on the Indian-flagged vessel resting in shallow waters off Aceh province since last Saturday after it broke down en route to Australia.
The Indonesian central government should allow dozens of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers, including a pregnant woman and nine children, who have reached the coast of Lhoknga, Aceh, to disembark and meet UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) officials, Amnesty International said today.
“These people have endured a long and difficult journey already. Now that they have reached land in Aceh, they should be allowed to disembark and meet UNHCR officials,” said Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Director of Campaigns for South East Asia and the Pacific.
by Hotli Simanjuntak
Aceh/Jakarta | Mon, June 13 2016 | 08:08 pm
A boat carrying 40 ethnic Tamils from Sri Lanka has returned to Aceh to ask for more fuel so that they can continue their journey to Australia.
The group, which includes one pregnant woman, returned to Lhoknga waters in Aceh Besar regency on Monday, after departing the previous day.
The vessel was first stranded off the coast of Aceh on Saturday morning when their boat suffered damage.
Widespread flooding was reported from Pekalongan, Central Java Province. Many villages along the coastal areas were submerged by water. The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported that 5,937 houses were inundated and 891 people were evacuated due to the incident.
Additonally, flooding in the coastal area also occurred in Lumajang, East Java Province. 300 people were reportedly evacuated.
In the new Country Programme 200914 (2016-2020), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food security 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.
On 2 June, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck 79 km off the southwestern coast of West Sumatra province at a depth of 72 km.
Authorities reported that the quake damaged a hospital and 912 houses in West Sumatra and Bengkulu provinces.
At least 30 people were injured including some during evacuation. Local governments, the Indonesian Red Cross and NGOs provided assistance to the affected communities.
912 houses damaged
An earthquake with 6.5M with depth 72 km has occurred in the southwestern of West Sumatra Province. No tsunami warning was issued.
The earthquake has caused damages in West Sumatra and Bengkulu Provinces. Based on the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB)’s assessment report, the earthquake has damaged 856 houses in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra and 56 houses in Mukomuko District, Bengkulu Province. 16 people were injured in West Sumatra Province. The same number of people were injured in Bengkulu Province.
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Sunday 6/5/2016 - 17:15 GMT
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Banda Sea in remote eastern Indonesia early Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck at 00:25 am (1625 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 428 kilometres (265 miles), about 300 kilometres from Ambon Island, the US Geological Survey said.
The epicentre was far from land, and Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami.
West Sumatra, Indonesia - A 6.5M earthquake hit last 02 June at 5:56am (UTC + 7) with epicenter 72 km deep and located 79 km off the coast of Southwestern South Coast West Sumatra or 115 km Northwest Muko-Muko Bengkulu. No tsunami warning was issued and none occurred.
The National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia (BNPB) immediately responded. Subsequent assessment showed that 856 houses were damaged in Pesisir Selatan District, and 56 in Mukomuko District. 16 people were injured in West Sumatra Province. The same number of people were injured in Bengkulu Province.
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Thursday 6/2/2016 - 10:25 GMT
A powerful earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Thursday sent panicked people fleeing for higher ground and left eight people injured and scores of buildings damaged.
The 6.5-magnitude quake hit around dawn, waking up residents of the major port city Padang on Sumatra's west coast and sending them running from their homes.
No tsunami warning was issued after the tremor, which struck around 140 kilometres (90 miles) from Padang, according to the US Geological Survey.