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24 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nurul Huda’s father was a fisherman, and the 46-year old resident of Olora, a village on the Indonesian island of Nias, has been a fisherman all his life. But it’s getting more difficult to make a living from the sea, so Huda isn’t sure what his teenage son will do when he grows up.

18 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

Policies in Focus Going into 2013 Jakarta, December 18, 2012 – The economic outlook for Indonesia in 2013 remains positive despite a weak global economy, but maintaining strong investment growth is vital, says a new report by the World Bank released today.

16 Nov 2012 description

JAKARTA (ILO News): After more than seven years, the struggling economy of Aceh province has recovered from being shaken by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2004. This province at the farthest west of Indonesia has kept growing since then, with a rise in job opportunities and an improvement in the welfare of the people. Significant changes are taking place in Aceh.

07 Jul 2011 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Approach

Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM)

Like many international organisations involved in the delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities, MERCY Malaysia has been actively involved in providing emergency assistance to affected populations.

In January 2005, MERCY Malaysia began implementing its key domestic and international projects and programmes by utilising a holistic approach to manage natural disasters,
Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM).

18 Mar 2011 description
report ACTED

Initiation à l'entrepreneuriat pour les groupes d'entraide à Niass

Après ses actions d'aide d'urgence post-tsunami et post-tremblement de terre auprès des populations indonésiennes touchées, ACTED soutient le développement de ces communautés sur le long terme.

13 Jan 2011 description


Six years ago, the deadliest tsunami in recorded history swept through coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, India and nine other Indian Ocean countries.

16 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank
  • Community development in Nias is not only rebuild their infrastrucure but also getting involve on the aspect of environment, culture & capacity building.

    - Challenges that will be faced by the Nias Local Government and Community is when the PNPM R2PN program is completed.

    Nias, 16 Juni 2010 - Scattered was the picture of Nias five years ago. Within a three-month period, Nias had been hit by two natural disasters - tsunami in December 2004 and earthquake in March 2005 - almost 85% of infrastructure in the area was damage.

15 Apr 2010 description

The ingestion of unsafe water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation contribute to about 1-5 million child deaths, and around 88% of death from diarrhoea, worldwide each year.

Diarrhoea prevalence is extremely high in Nias, especially in Alasa and Afulu sub-districts, with diarrhoea rates of 45% and 35 % respectively, compared with 11% for Indonesia nationally.

In the nine months up to the end of March this year, our efforts in Nias have been focused on Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

14 Jan 2010 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Written by Publicity Officers at RCHN NTU Chapter, Project Kasih 2009, Pulau Nias

Pulau Nias was hit by both Asian Tsunami and Sumatra earthquake in 2004 and 2005 respectively. As part of our official mission trip to Pulau Nias, we had a chance to talk to the locals as they shared their experience on coping with the aftermath of both disasters.

Mrs. Niada Telaurbanua, 28 years old, is a member of one of the families interviewed by the team. She recounted that fateful night - everything happened without warning.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 18 December 2009 - Five years after an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, UNICEF issued a report summarizing the results of its relief and recovery programmes in the eight affected countries.

View report: Tsunami Report 5 Year Anniversary

The tragic events of December 26, 2004 caused destruction on an unprecedented scale. Nearly 230,000 people were killed - the majority of them women and children.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund


The December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, leaving nearly 230,000 dead or missing and devastating communities.

10 Dec 2009 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend to the Republic of Indonesia a Japanese ODA loan of up to 37.444 billion JPY for Climate Change Program Loan (II) with Economic Stimulus Support, grant aid of up to 1.522 billion JPY for the Project for Improvement of Bridges in Nias Island, and grant aid of up to 492 million JPY for the Project for Construction of Bridges in the Province of Nusa Tenggara Barat, Phase 2. A signing ceremony for the exchange of notes was held on December 10 (Thu) in Bali, Indonesia between H.E. Mr. Kojiro Shiojiri, Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia, and H.E.
01 Dec 2009 description
report Malteser

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2009

Cologne. „My family keeps me grounded and supports me despite my disability", the 25 years old paraplegic Damai reports. The young lady has found a job in the office of YAKKUM, the local partner organisation of Malteser International, on the Indonesian island of Nias. Damai is lucky with her family compared to many other persons with disabilities living on the small island to the west of Sumatra.

30 Jul 2009 description

By Ahmad Husein, Communications Coordinator, IFRC Jakarta, Indonesia

A Red Cross water and sanitation programme on Nias Island is making a dramatic difference to the daily lives of local.

Sabaria Lasse, 49, always looks enthusiastic every time people asking about her new latrine.

30 Jun 2009 description

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation

Every 8 seconds a child dies because of contaminated water; there are more than 25 pathologies related to contaminated water, etc. These data are frightening but this is a sad reality. Water is a basic and vital need but access to drinkable water is still a global issue. At least 2,6 billion people do not have access to running water. Most of them do not even have toilets and have to defecate in open air, thus, contaminating rivers, air and sewer systems. This is probably the cause of high morbidity and mortality rates.

12 Mar 2009 description

Sydney, Australia - SurfAid's malaria team has travelled to some of the Mentawai Islands' most isolated villages delivering mosquito nets and malaria education to nearly 90 per cent of the population.

SurfAid International has achieved a major milestone by completing its mosquito net distribution and malaria education program in the Mentawai Island chain, off Indonesia's West Sumatran coast. Since March 2007, SurfAid's Malaria Free Mentawai program has reached 61,465 villagers - nearly 90 per cent of the 70,000 population - in some extremely remote areas.