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22 Jul 2014 description

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

28 May 2007 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, May 28, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --

The Indonesian government has commenced the construction of crisis centers for natural disaster mitigation in Jakarta, West Sumatra and Aceh with assistance from the French government, local press said Monday.

The Natural Disaster Operation Control Centers are being built by the National Disaster Mitigation Coordination Agency (Bakornas BP) at a cost of 5.1 million euro (approximately 6.68 million U.S.

20 Apr 2007 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $19.88 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2007.

In response to appeals made by governments and international relief organisations, grants were disbursed for early relief of victims in places outside Hong Kong hard-hit by major disasters.

10 Jan 2007 description



Rice rapidly delivered to UMCOR emergency distribution points is reaching earthquake-affected communities on the island of Sumatra. Rice is the most important food in Indonesia, and rising prices have made the staple a significant expense for the poorest and most vulnerable earthquake survivors. UMCOR's Indonesia office is partnering with the Methodist Church of Indonesia on the rice initiative, as well as exploring other opportunities for mutual action. About 2,000 people are benefiting so far.

01 Jan 2007 description

In addition to the recent December 18 earthquake in Sumatra (where CWS continues to respond to the needs of quake-affected families), heavy rains are now causing flooding in the north, east, and central Aceh regions of Sumatra. Some 50,000 people are displaced from their homes, and fear of the floodwaters is keeping many from returning home. Food, water and sanitation, hygiene kits, and basic supplies are needed, and CWS and partners are currently assessing medical needs in the region.

29 Dec 2006 description

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26 Dec 2006 description

Type of Emergency

Flashflood, followed by landslides.

Date of emergency incidence

22 December 2006, morning.

Location and Incidence site mapping

The accident took place at the North, East, and Central Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province.


Wide spread floods caused by heavy rains affecting North, East and Central Aceh districts have been reported since early 22 December 2006.

25 Dec 2006 description

CWS is providing 400 CWS Baby Kits, as well as 273 UNICEF tarpaulins, to Mandailing, North Sumatra, in the wake of the December 18 earthquake there. Part of the distribution will be to an orphanage in the community of Aisyah.

Several people were killed and more than 600 homes were damaged or destroyed in the quake. More fatalities may be found as rubble is removed. CWS is also assessing needs in West Sumatra, where some 300 displaced families reportedly need assistance.

20 Dec 2006 description

SITUATION: Relief efforts continue in the wake of the Monday (Dec. 18) earthquake in North Sumatra, Indonesia, that killed at least four people and damaged or destroyed 680 homes.

18 Dec 2006 description

SITUATION: An earthquake early Monday on Indonesia's Sumatra Island -- the site of the devastating 2004 tsunami and earthquake -- has resulted in deaths and damaged scores of buildings.

Initial reports indicate that at least four and perhaps as many as seven were killed, and that the tremor was either 5.5 or 6-magnitude.

Church World Service Indonesia reports that at least 160 homes were damaged and blocked a major road between Padang, West Sumatra, to Medan, North Sumatra, the site of a CWS warehouse.

RESPONSE: Church World Service Indonesia has sent a team to the affected …

18 Dec 2006 description

JAKARTA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Three moderate earthquakes struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday, killing four people in one area including a child and triggering landslides, officials said.

The first earthquake struck at 4:10 a.m. (2110 GMT Sunday) with a magnitude of 5.8. Its epicentre was 128 km (80 miles) under the sea southwest of the city of Banda Aceh, an official from Indonesia's meteorology and geophysical agency said.

17 Dec 2006 description

Magnitude 5.8 (Moderate)


Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 21:10:21 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time

Monday, December 18, 2006 at 4:10:21 AM = local time at epicenter

Location 4.891°N, 95.059°E

Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program