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17 Dec 1998 description

According to WMO(*) Annual Statement on the Global Climate

09 Oct 1998 description

This report includes: A) Indonesia B) FR Yugoslavia and region: Kosovo crisis C) Sierra Leone D) Guinea Bissau E) Central and East Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

08 Oct 1998 description
report World Vision

JAKARTA (October 8, 1998) - Visiting President of World Vision International Dean Hirsch said here today that the global humanitarian organization is deeply committed to help ease the suffering of the poor in Indonesia during this time of crisis.

27 Aug 1998 description


27 Aug 1998 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a $90 million emergency aid programme on Thursday to feed 5.3 million victims of the devastating economic crisis and severe drought in Indonesia.

"The World Food Programme has returned to Indonesia to assist the victims of drought exacerbated by the economic crisis and to prevent the current food shortage from developing into a disaster," WFP country representative Philip Clarke said in a statement.

A ship docked at Indonesia's Tanjung Priok port on Thursday, bearing 45,000 metric tonnes of Australian wheat which …

27 Aug 1998 description

The UN World Food Programme received a shipment of 45,000 metric tons of Australian wheat today in the first step of a major humanitarian relief operation aimed at feeding 5.3 million Indonesians hard hit by drought and economic crisis.

17 Aug 1998 description

El Niño Drought Crisis ASID81
ACT Network Appeal Target: US$ 367,057
Indonesia’s recent history has been troubled by a combination of drought caused by El Niño, forest fires, ethnic strife and a political and monetary crisis which has left the average Indonesian anxious about the immediate future and struggling to cope in a crippled present.

17 Aug 1998 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF said today that multiple threats to the health, well-being and basic education of Indonesia's children constitute nothing short of an international emergency. Increased humanitarian aid is urgently needed to meet worsening economic and social conditions in the world's fourth-largest nation, according to UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy.

22 Jul 1998 description


14 Jul 1998 description
report World Vision

April Giri Haninuna, 32, clutches her three months old son, Aap, closer to her bosom as she softly says that her child has been having fever for a week. Her other two children, a boy, Sam, 8, and a girl Yani, 2, also frequently get sick. In the corner of her room lies her niece who is also sick. In a neighbouring hut, Rashmiana, 26, a mother of three, also says that lately her children have been getting sick more frequently. Both families had their last solid meal about five days ago.

10 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Guinea-Bissau B) Sudan C) East and Central Africa: Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo D) Indonesia E) Afghanistan F) Resourcing update.

07 Jul 1998 description
report World Vision

Indonesia's economy is rapidly deteriorating, marked by the soaring number of poor, estimated at 40 million, who now face severe food shortages. "The current economic crisis hassignificantly increased the number of the poor," Chief of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)Sugito Suwito said in Jakarta on 2 July. CBS has now reported that as of June 1998 the numberof people living below the poverty line has more than tripled to 79.4 million or 39.1 percent of the entire population of 202 million.

26 Apr 1998 description

Australian Defence Force personnel will leave for the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya later this week to fly drought aid into remote highland villages.

Commander of the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Geoff Mulherin, says Blackhawk helicopters and Hercules and Carribou fixed-wing aircraft will be used to deliver the supplies.

Lieutenant Colonel Mulherin says the operation will call upon recent experience in Papua New Guinea to save lives.

"Well certainly as you know we have a good relationship between the australian defence force and the indonesia armed forces as we do …

24 Apr 1998 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

23 Apr 1998 description

ROME, April 23 -- The UN World Food Programme appealed today for US$88 million to begin an emergency feeding operation in Indonesia in order to avert a severe food crisis in the country this year.

23 Apr 1998 description

By Lewa Pardomuan

JAKARTA, April 23 (Reuters) - Parts of Indonesia's drought-stricken Irian Jaya province received ample rain this month along with several other islands in the world's largest archipelago, weather officials said on Thursday.

"Heavy rains have fallen in several parts of Irian Jaya in the past few weeks.

17 Apr 1998 description


A combination of severe drought and unprecedented financial crisis has seriously undermined Indonesia’s food security. 
1998 paddy output forecast to decline by 3.6 percent below 1997 and 6 percent below the 1996 harvest, due to the worst drought in decades. 
Output of secondary foodcrops such as maize, soybeans, roots and tubers and groundnuts is forecast to increase in 1998 reflecting a shift of area from paddy.