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22 Jul 2013 description

In Syria, despite the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan on 9 July, large-scale operations have been ongoing in several major cities, including Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, and Idlib with regime forces pushing to extend the gains obtained over the past weeks with support of the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Infighting within opposition forces has escalated in recent days with clashes reported between various Islamist and more moderate groups, notably between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists near the border with Turkey in Al-Hassakeh governorate.

29 Apr 2012 description

The Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) is an NGO funding mechanism managed by OCHA that aims to provide immediate funds to respond to short-term humanitarian needs triggered by conict or natural disasters, particularly in areas where funding gaps exist. The humanitarian activities focus on meeting short-term emergency needs and re-establishing basic living conditions; preventing and strengthening preparedness for the occurrence of such situations; and laying the groundwork for supporting durable solutions by meeting initial recovery or transitional needs

25 Aug 2008 description


Dear Friend of International Medical Corps,

As International Medical Corps approaches the quarter century milestone of delivering lifesaving emergency programs around the globe, we look back at 2007 with great pride in our achievements: helping millions of people in the 25 countries and regions where we operate to recover from crisis and live healthier, more productive lives.

Yet the challenges to providing health care through training remain significant.

19 May 2008 description

Surabaya 19th May, 2008: HFH Indonesia Surabaya Affiliate today dedicates homes for 36 Situbondo earthquake affected families. The house dedication for 36 families is the first part of Habitat commitment to provide houses for 66 families in Situbondo with funding partnership by Habitat for Humanity Australia.

22 Mar 2008 description
report The Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb

More than 2,000 families that were victims of the Sept.

04 Mar 2008 description

In September 2007, two massive earthquakes struck the Mentawai Islands leaving tens of thousands in dire need. SurfAid donors responded with donations to fund an immediate relief effort.

31 Oct 2007 description

By Ed Davies

JAKARTA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Indonesia has learnt lessons from dealing with a string of earthquakes, but still can do more to reduce the impact of such disasters by quake proofing buildings and deploying more tsunami buoys, officials said on Wednesday.

An official at Indonesia's National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management said there had been progress in educating people since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that followed a huge quake off Aceh province and killed nearly 170,000 Indonesians.

"The awareness of the people has been enhanced and the …

22 Oct 2007 description



Mathi Kanniyappan finds the house she lives in now--one of 93 new homes built in her village since the December 2004 tsunami--more solid, secure, and livable than the damaged home she and her family had to vacate. She particularly praises the new home's flat, concrete roof--an improvement over the thatched roof that afforded little shelter in case of rain.

"It's a very good house," she says.

19 Oct 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 209,751

Geneva, 19 October 2007

Dear Colleagues,

On 12 September 2007, a magnitude 8.4 earthquake struck the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, the epicenter of which was located 105 km off the coast. Several aftershocks were reported, with a magnitude of up to 6.6. Tsunami alerts were issued several times but later cancelled, and although a small (1m) tsunami did occur, it did not cause significant damage.

19 Oct 2007 description
report HOPE worldwide

Close to half a million people remain vulnerable to very possible eruption of Mount Kelud, in East Java. On October 16th 2007, The Government has urge evacuation of the 116,000 residents of the most vulnerable villages across the hills of the volcano within 8 miles distance from the volcano. Efforts has been taken to clear pathways for anticipated 30 million meter cubic lava flows through the rivers should the eruption take place .

19 Oct 2007 description

Appeal #6992

Appeal amount: US$125,000

SITUATION: The 8.4-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Indonesian coast September 12 killed 25 people, injured 100 and damaged an estimated 88,000 homes. Around 18,000 homes were totally destroyed, as were 2,000 school buildings, 620 medical facilities and at least one hospital.

16 Oct 2007 description
report CARE

Starting on September 12, a series of earthquakes that measured as high as 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the coast of Southern Sumatra, destroying houses, schools, health centres, roads and water supplies. Latest reports estimate that in total 250,000 people were affected, 25 killed and 100 injured. Fortunately the death toll remained low as people, used to Indonesia's frequent earthquakes, knew to evacuate buildings at the first sign of a tremor.

"We were so lucky because everybody was outside.

10 Oct 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the situation and the information available at this time.

08 Oct 2007 description
report MERCY Malaysia


- Beginning 12th September 2007, a series of earthquakes struck the Java Trench off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

- The first earthquake occured on with a magnitude of 8.4 on the Richter scale. It was centered about 34 km underground, about 130 km southwest of Bengkulu on the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, It was followed by several aftershocks ranging with a magnitude of 5 through 6 along the same fault.

- The second earthquake, hit on the same day with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale.

08 Oct 2007 description

On 12 Sept 2007, severe earthquakes shook the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Since then, Tzu Chi Indonesia has provided aid for the affected regions. The first relief work was carried out on 13 Sept and a second round of aid was initiated on 17 Sept, when thirteen additional Tzu Chi volunteers left Jakarta on 17 Sept to meet up with forty other Tzu Chi volunteers from Padang.

04 Oct 2007 description
report Caritas


Caritas Internationalis has launched an appeal for just over one million USD to assist earthquake-affected families in Western Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake, measuring 8.4 on the Richter scale, rocked Western Sumatra in early September, while another almost equally powerful quake struck several days later. More than 40 aftershocks were felt throughout the region.

In Bengkulu Province, the earthquake damaged some 28,000 homes, 7,905 of which were completely destroyed. Fearing a tsunami, hundreds of thousands of people evacuated their homes after the first earthquake.

04 Oct 2007 description

The Australian Government is taking action to help thousands of victims of last month's earthquake which struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Greg Hunt, said a further $150,000 was being provided to help affected people to rebuild their lives.

"The funds are going to the Australian relief agency SurfAID to conduct damage and health assessments in the remote villages of North and South Pagai and provide temporary shelter packs and building kits," Mr Hunt said.

"The kits contains items such as …

03 Oct 2007 description

Local Mentawai Government Looks To Increase Their E-Prep Budget

During a recent visit to the southern Mentawai Islands capital town of Sikakap, members of the the Mentawai Islands parliament indicated they would raise the district budget specifically for disaster mitigation and emergency preparedness.

According to SurfAid Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Field Manager, Ray Mathias, the local parliament has been impressed with the role played by SurfAid's E-Prep staff during the emergency response.

"This is great news because this is exactly what is required under the new …