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03 Mar 2015 description

3 March, Jakarta - The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. It aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use.

02 Mar 2015 description

INDONESIA

Whirlwinds in East Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta provinces have caused considerable damage to houses and three casualties - one in Lumajang (East Java), one in Sumba (East Nusa Tenggara) and one in Yogyakarta. Over 115 houses in East Java, 85 houses in West Nusa Tenggara and three houses in Yogyakarta were damaged. Local authorities removed debris and provided construction material for home repairs. The Indonesian Red Cross provided relief items to affected families in East Java.1

3 people killed

27 Feb 2015 description

By Jonatan A. Lassa and Adhi Priamarizki

Synopsis

The Jokowi cabinet is planning to involve the country’s military in agriculture and food security affairs in order to achieve food sovereignty and 100 percent rice self-sufficiency. What would be the implications for the country’s long term food security?

Commentary

23 Feb 2015 description

Flood

  • Flood in Jombang and Madiun, East Java Province, has caused 1 death and affected about 2,500 people.

  • In Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan Province, flood submerged thousands of houses and affected more than 11,800 people.

  • More than 6,500 people were evacuated due to the flood in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
    Flood submerged 600 houses and affected about 2,400 people in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi Province.

Wind

20 Feb 2015 description

Rainy season in Indonesia is generally between mid November to March. According to BNPB there are 75 districts/municipalities are affected by flooding in 2015. Aceh province was firstly affected on the early days of January. Landslide continues to be the deadliest disaster while whirlwind caused the most destructions. Central Java, West Java and East Java are the most frequently hit by disasters.

19 Feb 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged:

18 Feb 2015 description
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The regency of Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province has suffered Rp 77 billion (US$6.03 million) in losses due to floods and landslides from December 2014 to the end of January 2015.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Kupang regency branch head Charles Panie said a number of bridges, roads and drains across the regency had been damaged for the past two months.

A bridge in Amfoang subdistrict, which connects Indonesia and East Timor, and other bridges in Kupang were heavily damaged, Charles added.

16 Feb 2015 description
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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said it will install 20 landslide early warning system (EWS) units in regions across Java Island.

“The President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] has instructed the installation of a device that can detect the possible development of landslides during this year’s rainy season, which will last until March on Java Island and until June in Ambon, Kalimantan and Sulawesi,” BNPB chairman Syamsul Ma’arif said as quoted by the Antara news agency on Sunday.

13 Feb 2015 description

Greece
• Snow, rainfall, strong winds, and low temperatures affected Greece over the past three days, causing river overflow and landslides. Infrastructure, including ports, roads and railroads, as well as the electricity supply, were affected throughout the country, according to media. The weather conditions are expected to ameliorate starting 12 February and the ports have reportedly opened again.

13 Feb 2015 description
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Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Fri, February 13 2015, 8:37 AM

The Jakarta Police and the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) have reported six casualties from the recent flooding in Jakarta and Bekasi, West Java.

12 Feb 2015 description

This is the 130th 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.

12 Feb 2015 description
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Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Thu, February 12 2015, 6:50 AM

The Jakarta administration will use water pumps at full capacity in response to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) forecast of heavy rainfall in the coming days.

Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said many of the city’s water pumps had failed to turn on, causing floodwater to inundate many of the city’s neighborhoods over the past few days.

12 Feb 2015 description
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Novia D. Rulistia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Feature | Wed, February 11 2015, 11:03 AM

When floods hit, people in Jakarta turn to social media. Timelines are clogged with rants about congestion, info on alternate routes, photos of how deep the water is in front of Kelapa Gading as well as pictures of foolhardy motorists plowing through half-meter-deep waters.

Some, however, choose to just laugh, making or reading Internet memes about the capital’s latest apocalyptic deluge.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Situation Report no 2 - Jakarta Flood
Feb 11th 2015 – HOPE worldwide Indonesia

Torrential rain kept pouring Jakarta since Sunday night of Feb 8th, 2015. Soon enough, streets were reported flooded as well houses. Rivers, canals, polders and the drainage system could not hold such heavy drop of water. Adding to the problem is the unfinished construction works of canals reconstructions, high sea level, and poor coordination of the water pumps spread out throughout the city of 12 million people.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Sita W. Dewi and Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Wed, February 11 2015, 8:04 AM

Nearly 6,000 Jakartans were forced to leave their inundated homes on Tuesday, following incessant rainfall the previous night. Authorities predict the capital will experience the peak of the rainy season on Thursday and Friday.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that at least 5,986 residents had to evacuate to 14 different shelters, while a total of 15,517 residents in 33 districts were affected by floods.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Tue, February 10 2015, 11:41 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says the government will speed up flood-control projects that have laid siege to the capital city and many other regions in the past few days.

10 Feb 2015 description
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The Jakarta Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said residents of the capital city needed to be on alert as the water level at several monitoring posts had reached worrying levels.

“From our monitoring at 6:00 a.m. on the water level at three monitoring posts [the danger level] has reached the alarming level [Alert I status],” spokesman for BPBD Bambang Suryaputra said on Tuesday.

The three monitoring posts were located in Karet (South Jakarta), Pluit Dam (North Jakarta) and Angke Hulu (West Jakarta).

10 Feb 2015 description
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Situation report 1, Jakarta flood. 10feb, 2015

Continous rain has been pouring the city of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital in the past 2 days. with combination of high sea level and unfinished river levies projects, water easily flood the capital of 12 millions. central , north, east, and west jakarta are flooded.

In many areas, flood is the worst ever. the rain is still pouring, while high sea level prevents water from clraring out to the sea.

10 Feb 2015 description

INDONESIA. Due to continuous heavy rainfall more than 180 mm/hr since Sunday 8 February 2015 with drainage problems, several areas in all districts of Jakarta has been experiencing flood with depth of inundation varying from 40 cm to 1m depth. This situation is forecasted to remain in the next three days due to rainfall intensity in Jakarta and surrounding areas including the upstream of Ciliwung River.