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Les grandes catastrophes des dernières années ont fait significativement progresser le système international de réponse aux catastrophes liées à des phénomènes naturels. Cela a notamment mis en avant :
The major disasters that have taken place in recent years have led to significant improvements in the international natural disaster response system, which have highlighted:
The 1st Meeting of Southeastern Asia-Oceania Flash Flood Guidance (SAOFFG) Steering Committee appointed the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia as the Regional Center for Flash Flood Guidance System Project (FFGSP).
by Lucy Fiske
Western nations are in retreat from their traditional willingness to take in refugees. The United States’ recent halving of its annual intake comes as Europe has spent billions of euros attempting to keep refugees from its jurisdiction, even briefly abandoning search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Australia, meanwhile, has used a system of “offshore processing” (indefinite incarceration on islands outside its jurisdiction and judicial and media oversight) to effectively prevent unauthorized arrivals by sea since 2013.
In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there is need for better understanding of new actors to strengthen coordination during disasters.
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has been presented with the West Papua Fact Finding Mission Report titled "We Will Lose Everything" by PIANGO’s executive director, Emele Duituturaga.
Duituturaga presented the report to Ban Ki Moon during day two of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The report was received by the assistant Secretary General.
Duituturaga who captured the handing over in a photograph said she was privileged to have had a brief exchange with Ban at the end of the summit.
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.
• Heavy rain continued to affect several parts of the country, especially the province of West Java, over 8-9 March causing more landslides, floods and damage.
• Local media report, at least two people dead, several injured, several evacuated and several homes damaged, in the province of West Java, as of 9 March.
• Over the next 24 h moderate rain may still affect the province.
By Jonathan Vit
JAKARTA, 4 January 2016 (IRIN) - The teenage boys curled up atop pieces of scrap cardboard as they prepared to spend another night sleeping on the sidewalk outside the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) office in the Indonesian capital.
Jonatan A. Lassa and Goh Tian, Singapore | Opinion | Tue, December 30 2014, 10:28 AM
Great progress has been achieved in rebuilding the lives of farmers in Aceh 10 years after the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami. The hardest hit province is also a fertile learning ground for governments and organizations to develop necessary plans for agricultural restoration after a big disaster.
On 26 December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in human history, snatched away over 230,000 lives in 14 countries. Ten years on, SOS Children's Villages remembers the disaster and pays tribute to the brave children and adults who persevered, helping each other, and rebuilding their lives after the tragedy. And we thank our donors and partners for sharing in our commitment to helping those affected make a full recovery for the long-term.
The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development?
Crisis communication is a vital part of disaster response that saves lives. This fact has gained greater recognition across the humanitarian sector in recent years, with more and more governments and civil society actors making communications initiatives a part of their emergency response and disaster preparedness efforts. In humanitarian disasters, communication capacity is essential. It lies at the core of a vulnerable community’s resilience and preparedness.
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr today said the value of investing in regional Tsunami early warning systems was confirmed following this week's earthquakes off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Senator Carr said Australia's regional neighbours received an Indian Ocean wide tsunami warning just seven minutes after the 8.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:38pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday 11 April.
"Early warning systems are critical to saving lives and to reducing the risks and costs of natural disasters caused by tsunamis.
Stating that UNESCO was experiencing difficult times, Indonesia's Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh today announced that his government will contribute $10 million to support UNESCO's activities.
The East Asia region is highly prone to the impacts of natural disasters. Situated in the Ring of Fire, countries in the region are regularly hit by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other events. Natural disasters can have major impacts on the social and economic welfare of a population, and often pose serious obstacles in the achievement of sustainable social and economic development. Moreover, impacts from disasters are not uniformly distributed within a population and tend to disproportionately affect the poorest and most marginalized groups.