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20 Apr 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Agus Maryono

At least 2,000 people have been displaced and moved to shelters after an earthquake hit Banjarnegara, Central Java.

The 4.4 Richter scale earthquake struck at 1:28 p.m. local time on Wednesday, totally destroying many buildings in four villages in Kalibening district, Banjarnegara.

Banjarnegara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded two deaths and damage to more than 500 houses in the quake.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Agus Maryono

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Banjarnegara, Central Java, on Wednesday afternoon, killing one and destroying hundreds of buildings, including houses, schools and mosques.

At least 20 people were injured and over 500 residents have been evacuated since the earthquake hit.

“The casualty has been identified as Asep, 13, a fifth grader [...] Ninety percent of houses were damaged,” Banjarnegara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) official Aang told the press on Wednesday.

18 Apr 2018 description

Residents of six villages in Karangasem, Bali assistance cash transfer program (PTT) from the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI). Those who obtain the help of living in disaster-prone areas around Mount Agung.

"PMI oprasi to respond to a disaster recovery emergency standby eruption of Mount Agung through a variety of social services," explained Kasubdiv Emergency Response and Recovery PMI Sobri Ridwan Carman in his press conference on Sunday (04/08/2018).

16 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 15)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 15 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods, landslides and strong winds in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam.

2) Emergency response status for Oil Spill in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia is effective until 20 April 2018.

3) AHA Centre monitored eruptions in Mount Agung (11 April 2018) and Mount Sinabung (15 April 2018), Indonesia, and noted no humanitarian consequences in the areas.

13 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 16,847 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 11 April, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. This compares with 33,602 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome’s Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday (12/04) that, according to Italy’s Ministry of Interior, 6,894 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year as of 11 April: 74.53 per cent less than the same period last year (27,069).

13 Apr 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Victor Mambor

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited his country’s easternmost Papua province on Thursday, two months after a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak killed more than 70 children in the area that is home to one of the world’s biggest gold mines.

Accompanied by first lady Iriana, Jokowi arrived at Agats port in Asmat on a military helicopter, becoming Indonesia’s first leader to visit the impoverished regency.

During a meeting with local officials, Jokowi expressed his concerns about the threat of malnutrition among children.

12 Apr 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States of the Association are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. ASEAN collectively has a population of over 600 million people with the third largest labour force in the world, and by 2050, ASEAN is expected to rank as the fourth-largest economy in the world. Yet, ASEAN is also the most natural disaster-prone region in the world.

12 Apr 2018 description

The column vol 36


As part of its ongoing efforts to assist displaced populations in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the AHA Centre deployed ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) personnel to Myanmar from the 15th - 31st of January 2018.


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11 Apr 2018 description

JAKARTA — The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a worrying potential signal of further regional repercussions of ongoing persecution in Rakhine State, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned today. In light of the latest developments, the collective of regional lawmakers reiterated its call for ASEAN leaders to urgently address the root causes of the crisis, which have already driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee Myanmar.

10 Apr 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

10 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 16,089 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 8 April, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. This compares with 33,355 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome’s Flavio Di Giacomo said Monday (09/04) that only one rescue operation was carried out over the weekend: the Italian Coast Guard rescued one small boat carrying a total of 104 migrants – all Tunisians – off the coast of Lampedusa.

09 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 14)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 14 were hydro-meteorological and volcanic in nature with the exception of an oil spill in Indonesia

2) Thailand Meteorological Department had issued a summer storm warning for north-eastern and eastern provinces for Week 14. Hailstorm had been recorded in Khon Kaen destroying 107 roofs of houses in the process.

09 Apr 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Apriadi Gunawan

Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted again on Friday spewing a massive volcanic ash column up to 5 kilometers into the air and sending hot clouds as far as 3.5 km in different directions.

The eruption took place at 4:07 p.m. shocking local residents living around the volcano as Mt. Sinabung’s volcanic activities had declined in the past month.

“There was no eruption recorded in the past month. This quiet condition has been disrupted following the big eruption today,” Pelin Depari, resident of Gurukinayan village said.

06 Apr 2018 description

Rights groups are expecting many more refugees from Myanmar to attempt the dangerous sea crossings

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, April 6 (Reuters) - Indonesian fishermen rescued at least five Rohingya Muslims off the island of Sumatra in the early hours of Friday and brought them ashore, officials said, in the first such landing this year amid media reports that five others had died at sea.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

05 Apr 2018 description


Fiji - Ciclón Tropical

Afectados: 1.804

Indonesia - Inundaciones

Afectados: 3.263

Federación Rusa - Inundaciones

Afectados: 7.000