The levee of Cimanuk River Pilangsari Village, Jatibarang Sub District and Tulungagung Village Kertasemaya Sub District in Indramayu District, West Java, on Monday (16/3), at 03.00 pm has caused widespread flooding in seven sub districts in Indramayu. It is reported from Local Agency for Disaster Management (BPBD) of Indramayu District that flooding has happened in the 7 sub-districts i.e. Sub district of Jatibarang,Kertasemaya, Bangodua, Lohbener, Sindang, Tukdana, and Pasekan. Worst sub-district affected in Jatibarang and Kertasemaya.
Last week, a group of Save the Children volunteers flew out to Indonesia to see first-hand how our Families First Signature Programme is transforming children’s lives.
East Anglia volunteer David Float has been blogging daily on the experience.
Yesterday we ventured from the big cities and out into the field (in more ways than one).
'Of course we are terrified. Each time there is heavy rain, there are landslides and fallen trees everywhere... But what can we do, we try to stay calm and hope nothing will happen to our family. Our livelihood is here, our coffee plantation is our main source of income, so we have no choice'.
Strong winds followed by heavy rain seriously damaged 75 houses in the village of Sidan, the regency of Gianyar, Bali, on Tuesday, and some of them were leveled to the ground.
"Fortunately there were no casualties amid the ruins of the houses," village secretary AA Gede Alit said on Wednesday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The winds slammed across Banjar Bukit Sari, Jagaperang, Sidan and the village of Sidan, in the sub-district of Gianyar, Gede Alit said.
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
• GFDRR has provided $2.8 million in grants and technical assistance support for community-level risk awareness raising and streamlined disaster preventive measures. This support has also served as building-blocks for World Bank-financed community driven development projects of $1.2 billion which cover more than 100 million urban dwellers spread across 33 provinces.
Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Karo, North Sumatra | Archipelago | Wed, March 04 2015, 7:06 AM
Residents displaced by the Mount Sinabung eruption in Karo regency, North Sumatra, have yet to receive cash aid to pay for accommodation and day-to-day needs despite the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) having transferred the funds to the Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) last week.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Good prospects for 2015 main season rice crop
Aggregate rice production in 2014 estimated slightly below previous year’s record level
Cereal imports expected to increase in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)
Rice prices at record levels in February
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.
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
By Jonatan A. Lassa and Adhi Priamarizki
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?
Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan | Archipelago | Thu, February 26 2015, 7:12 AM
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) disbursed Rp 7.3 billion (US$567,000) in aid on Wednesday to handle Mount Sinabung evacuees in Karo regency, North Sumatra, who are still staying in evacuation centers.
BNPB’s emergency response director Junjungan Tambunan said Karo regency administration had requested the fund and waited for the disbursement for quite a while. The amount, he said, was according to the number of evacuees registered on the regency administration’s data.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.