A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster Forest and land fires in vast areas of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra resulted in a very dense haze starting from.
By Paulus Enggal, IFRC Indonesia
Misnawati Dewi, 45, could only stare in shock from the second floor of her two-storey home in East Jakarta as floodwaters inundated the ground level. The situation was a grim reminder of the floods which struck Jakarta in 2007, when she almost lost her oldest son to the surging waters.
“Flooding has become a part of our lives here, since we settled down in Jakarta 25 years ago,” she said. "Usually, if it starts to rain in the morning and continues for a long time we will start to move our valuables to the second floor.”
In the new Country Programme, WFP will support and 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.
The ADB program in Indonesia has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.
ADB has provided Indonesia with $31 billion in loans, $439 million in technical assistance, and $430 million in grants since 1966.
With Indonesia having built much stronger systems and capacity, ADB now provides results-based forms of financing, enabling the country to use its internal systems and principle-based approaches.
Indonesia The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in many areas in Indonesia. In Sampang, East Java Province, flood submerged 3,000 houses. Another incident of also affecting 2,000 houses in Luwu, South Sulawesi Province. Local news agencies also reported that flood has inundated hundreds of houses in Muara Enim, South Sumatra Province and flashflood occurred in Kerinci, Jambi Province.
Indonesia's government has been increasing efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties with Pacific Island countries as it seeks to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. However, as Johnny Blades reports concern is only growing about rampant rights abuses continuing in Indonesia's restricted Papua region.
- An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude occurred in Bengkulu and damaged 40 houses.
- High intensity rainfall caused flooding in Sungai Penuh, Jambi Province. Floodwaters reached a height of 60 cm forcing citizens to leave their homes. 100 houses were submerged and 100 families were evacuated.
- Landslides in District Jrengik, Sampang, Madura, East Java have affected 1000 people.
The monsoon season in Indonesia usually lasts from November to March of the following year. In early February, the heavy rainfall resulted in serious flooding in Bangka Belitung, forcing over 4,000 residents to evacuate. In early March, another rainfall caused more serious floods in Bandung, affecting 5,900 families equal to about 24,000 people.
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Wednesday 4/6/2016 - 15:22 GMT
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Indonesian island of Java late Wednesday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.
The earthquake hit at 9:45 pm local time (1445 GMT), the US Geological Survey said, some 110 kilometres (68 miles) south of the city of Banjar in West Java, at a depth of 35 kilometres.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity in the region.
By Lucia Cipullo
Situated within the Pacific ‘ring of fire’, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and constantly at risk of disaster. Dealing with the threat and impacts of disasters, both natural and man-made, has become a way of life for many Indonesians. Just this month, over 100 hotspots have been identified and an emergency response had already been declared in Riau, an area greatly affected by forest fires.
High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in West Sumatra Province. In Padang City, the flood has caused 1 death and submerged about 11,500 houses. Morevover, flood also inundated 1,800 houses in Padang Pariaman Distict.
Flood in Nabire, Papua Province has affected 7,800 people.
Flood also affected Cirebon, West Java Province. Media said that around 2,000 houses were submerged by the flood.
In Sarolangun District, Jambi Province, flood has affected 300 houses.
By Jonatan A. Lassa
A big earthquake hit the ocean floor off Southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia on 2 March 2016. Tsunami warnings were issued by the government to the whole Sumatran regions. How effective are Indonesia’s tsunami warning systems today?
◾Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Sumatra island, especially the province of West Sumatra, over the last few days causing floods. Approx. 370 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Padang (West Sumatra province) and 114 mm in Bengkulu (Bengkulu province) over 21-22 March.
◾Local media report one person dead, hundreds evacuated and hundreds affected in the city of Padang, as of 23 March early morning (UTC).
◾Over the next 24 h moderate rainfall may still affect the island of Sumatra, including the already affected areas.
Indonesia ramps up pressure on Australia to change policy
By Kristy Siegfried
Indonesia used a regional meeting on migration in Bali on Wednesday to pressure Australia to take in more of the refugees who have become stranded in the Southeast Asian nation as a result of Canberra’s controversial policy of turning back asylum seeker boats.
Indonesia - The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Ketapang and Sanggau Districts, West Kalimantan Province. Based on the local authority report, 760 families were affected in Ketapang and 25 families in Sanggau. Assistance has been provided by the local authority and other responding organisation. - Flood also affected Tasikmalaya District, West Java Province. Based on the local disaster management agency (BPBD), the flood has submerged 500 houses and 150 ha of paddy fields. 633 families were also affected by the incident.
Heavy rain affected the regency of Makeland (Central Java province) on 20 March causing floods.
National authorities report one dead, several injured and several homes damaged, as of 21 March early morning (UTC).
Over the next 24 h moderate with locally heavy rain may still affect the province of Central Java, including the already affected area.
Floods hit large parts of Bandung regency after the water level had dropped.
Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, and Bojongsoang, surrounded by floods and the water level reaches 30-250 cm.
Flooding widespread in the district of Rancaengkek and cutting off the Garut - Bandung route. 13 thousand residents affected by flooding still survive in refugee camps.
2 People Died and 3 people missing, 13,000 people displaced. A total of 5,900 families / 24,000 inhabitants affected by the floods.
• Flooding by the overflow of Citarum river is caused by heavy rain that happened since Tuesday (08/03/2016) to Sunday (03/13/2016) morning.
• Floods soak 15 regions in Bandung regency.
• 2 People Died and 3 people missing, 3,000 people displaced. A total of 5,900 families / 24,000 inhabitants affected by the floods.
• Refugees started to suffer from the diseases in the evacuation.