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Still unlikely that Shiites will return home

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Jakarta Post

Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi defended on Monday the recent move by local authorities to prohibit hundreds of internally displaced Shiites from returning to their homes in Sampang, Madura, for Idul Fitri or visiting their relatives in other areas of the island, saying the reconciliation itself was still an ongoing process.

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IOM Partnerships in Indonesia Helping Victims of Trafficking

By Shafira Ayunindya and Angela Carreño

Indonesia

On the occasion of the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons this article highlights a remarkable partnership between IOM and an Indonesian Lawyers’ Association.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Report of Participatory Evaluation Of LEARN Joint Intervention Mt. Sinabung

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LEARN
  1. BACKGROUND

Since November 2013, LEARN intervened in Emergency Response operations of the Mount Sinabung eruption. It started with a rapid needs assessment which covered the coordination among stakeholders and continued with a capacity mapping of the LEARN members to ensure who will participate in the emergency program.

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New President Widodo must make good on human rights pledges

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Amnesty

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia’s dire human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

Widodo, who today was confirmed as winner of the 9 July presidential elections, has pledged to champion human rights during his time in the office – including addressing serious past human rights abuses, protecting freedom of religion, reforming the police and opening up access to Papua for international observers.

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Floodwater inundates hectares of rice fields

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Banyumas | Archipelago | Mon, July 21 2014, 6:07 AM

At least 3,000 hectares (ha) of rice fields have been inundated by floodwater in Cilacap and Banyumas regencies following three days of incessant rain.

Farmers said they were afraid their crops would fail if the flooding continued for another week. Floodwater also inundated a number of streets and disrupted traffic in the two regencies.

In Banyumas, floodwater destroyed around 1,000 hectares of paddy fields in Kemranjen, Tambak and Sumpiuh districts.

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Mt. Sinabung victims still in limbo 1 year after eruption

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post

The administrations of North Sumatra province and Karo regency have been criticized for their lack of commitment to those displaced by the eruptions of Mount Sinabung almost a year ago.

Shohibul Anshor from North Sumatra University’s School of Social and Political Sciences said he deplored the tardy progress made by the administrations following the transfer of care from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) some two months ago.

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An income for tsunami-affected Indonesia schools

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Islamic Relief

Poor children in Indonesia are benefitting from better places to live and learn, thanks to an Islamic Relief project which completed this earlier year.

Eleven orphanages and boarding schools in Aceh province – an area devastated by the tsunami of 2004 – received support as part of our post-disaster programme.

After completing repairs to the orphanages and schools, Islamic Relief enhanced their ability to maintain and improve their service by providing opportunities for them to generate an income.

Harvesting much-needed funds at Ulul Albab school

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | April - June 2014 [EN/ID]

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Overall decrease in disaster events in 2014

• Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sangeangapi and Mt. Sinabung

• UNDAC course hosted by BNPB and OCHA

• HRF plans to phase out by September 2014

FIGURES

Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014)

  • Natural Disaster 293

  • Total Affected 32,070 population

  • Casualties 61

Overall number of disaster events decreasing in 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Landslide in Papua kills nine

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Jakarta Post

Following heavy downpour, a landslide occurred at a mine in Paniai district, Papua, killing nine and leaving another four buried, according to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) on Friday night.

The deceased are identified as Lukman, Iwan, Alafa, Mardi, Arifin, Supriyanto, Subaedi, Al and another unidentified victim. The landslide also damaged a house.

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Indonesia: June Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 4 July 2014)

Whirlwinds were the most NATURAL DISASTER FIGURES common natural disaster for June with BNPB reporting 33. Floods were the second highest natural disaster event, affecting and displacing more than 10,000 people. Landslides took 12 lives the highest number of all the disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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USAID-supported waterlinks and borouge increase water access in Denpasar, Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 1, 2014 -- As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported WaterLinks Alliance initiative that connects public-private sector partners to provide urban water services, WaterLinks and Borouge, along with the Denpasar Water Supply Company, are collaborating to help Denpasar Water improve its water supply service to nearly 3,000 marginalized community members in Denpasar’s Serangan area.

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A Mixed-Method Impact Evaluation Design of a Mobile Phone Application for Nutrition Service Delivery in Indonesia

Barnett, I. and Befani, B. with Sulistyo, S., Yosellina and O'Leary, M.
IDS Evidence Report 79
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IDS
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Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Indonesia 17-June-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 main season paddy and maize outputs estimated higher than last year

  • Cereal imports forecast to increase in the 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Rice prices fell in the past two months but remain at high levels

  • Overall food security situation satisfactory but localized food insecurity persists

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Indonesia - Landslide and severe weather (ECHO Daily Flash, 18 June 2014)

In the last few days heavy rains and winds affected several areas of Indonesia. In 24 hours approximatively 126 millimeters of rain were observed in Surabaya (East Jawa) on 16 June and 110 millimeters in Cilacap (Central Jawa) on 17 June.

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Six dead in Bogor landslide

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Jakarta Post

A landslide caused by an early-morning downpour in Cariu District, Bogor, West Java, buried five homes on Tuesday in Mekarwangi Village, leaving six people dead.

According to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, seven people were rescued at the scene while a number of rescuers and locals were searching for three residents who were reported to be still missing.

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SurfAid Hands Over Projects To Mentawai Community

SurfAid has officially handed over the mother and child health and water projects in three hamlets that were started in 2012.

The projects for the Nemnemleleu community included training for the community health volunteers; materials for assessing the health and growth of children under five, and their mothers and pregnant women; and clean water through new piping from springs, water storage tanks and tap stands.

A large contingent of health department officials and other dignitaries attended the ceremony, which was held at the Nemnemleleu school.

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West Papua Report June 2014

This is the 122nd 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).

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Indonesia: Sangeang Api Erupts (as of 31 May 2014)

Due to elevated seismic activity, the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia issued an alert for Sangeang Api—an island volcano in the Flores Sea—on May 21, 2014. Sangeang erupted explosively on May 30, sending a thick column of ash and sulfur dioxide billowing into the atmosphere.