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31 Dec 2014 description
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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.

24 May 2013 description
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Rendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Geneva

Arief Wicaksono joyfully performed a pantomime act on what deaf people should do during an earthquake. Jumping and waving his hands back and forth, Arief demonstrated the “duck, cover and hold” method of personal protection.

24 Apr 2012 description
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Rabby Pramudatama, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 04/24/2012 2:51 PM

Indonesia is hosting a high ranking military meeting in Jakarta, the 2nd ASEAN Chiefs Military Medicine Conference (ACMMC) 2012, which is intended to bolster member countries’ military capabilities in handling multinational threats such as disaster and epidemic diseases.

20 Mar 2012 description
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JAKARTA: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has opened a hub for humanitarian aid in Jakarta to coordinate regional disaster relief efforts.

The ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Center, launched as part of efforts to implement the ASEAN Community 2015, is expected to improve cooperation and coordination among ASEAN member nations.

24 Apr 2011 description
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Shenggen Fan, Jakarta | Mon, 04/25/2011 8:00 AM | OpinionJust three years after the 2007-2008 food crisis, food prices are again increasing and becoming more volatile amid expanding biofuel production, rising oil prices, US dollar depreciation, export restrictions and panic purchasing. In Indonesia, for example, food inflation rose by 14 percent between March 2010 and March 2011.The world’s poorest consumers, who spend some 50-70 percent of their income on food, are bearing the brunt.

17 Apr 2010 description
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The 28 countries bordering the Indian Ocean will form a joint tsunami alert network in 2011, which will compliment and eventually replace the current warning systems operated by the United States and Japan.

The 28 countries currently rely on warnings sent by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, the United States, and the Japan Meteorology Agency.

Representatives from the 28 countries held a three-day conference from Wednesday in Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, to discuss combining their respective tsunami early warning systems into a regional network.

The conference …