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03 Jul 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Jakarta's next spatial master plan should identify each of its five municipalities for specific functions and even out population density.

Pelita Harapan University architectural expert Manlian Ronald said Thursday the current layout had deviated much from initial plans, thus necessitating a rearrangement.

"East Jakarta used to be identified as a residential area, but now it's an industrial area.

30 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation's country programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross, or Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), as it is better known.

26 Jun 2009 description

The map shows Calang as seen on March 13, 2009, by the satellite QuickBird (resolution 0.6m). The four squares stand for the extents of detail maps showing the area at different points of time (April 2004, January 2005, March 2009) to depict different areas in and around Calang where reconstruction activities were performed by the German Red Cross (DRK) over the last years.

18 Jan 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

09 Jan 2009 description

Funds Sent To: Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI)

Amount Sent: US$ 54,725

Date: 9 January 2009

Details of Response

Emergency: West Papua Earthquake

Date of Emergency: 4 January 2009

Implementing Member(s): Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI) with implementing partner, the Evangelical Christian Church in Papua (GKI di Tanah Papua).


A series of powerful tremors shook Manokwari, the capital of West Papua, on 4 January 2009, killing four people and destroying hundreds of buildings.

09 Jan 2009 description

JAKARTA, 9 January 2009 (IRIN) - Thousands of people displaced by powerful earthquakes that killed four people and devastated Indonesia's West Papua province on 4 January have begun returning home. However, fear of disease outbreaks in makeshift camps is increasing and aid has yet to reach some survivors, government officials said.

About 10,000 people remain in camps in the coastal districts of Manokwari and Sorong.

08 Jan 2009 description

Geneva, 8 January 2009

A series of powerful tremors shook Manokwari, the capital of West Papua, on 4 January 2009, killing four people and destroying hundreds of buildings. One tremor of 7.3 on the Richter Scale, was felt as far away as Australia and sent small tsunami waves onto the south eastern coast of Japan, reported the Associated Press.

According to the Meteorological and Geophysical Office in Manokwari, the epicenter was 135 km northwest of Manokwari at a depth of 10 km.

07 Jan 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Nethy Dharma Somba and Desy Nurhayati, , The Jakarta Post, , Manokwari, Jakarta

Residents of the Sidey district of the Manokwari regency, some 120 kilometers from Manokwari city, have been exposed to numerous illnesses following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit on Jan 3., with five toddlers suffering from diarrhea and a number of adults contracting malaria and respiratory infections.

"Medical attendants at the Sidey community health center have so far treated five infants with diarrhea and adults showing signs of respiratory infections," Andarias Moktis, a medical …

06 Jan 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post , Manokwari, West Papua

Thousands of quake survivors cramped makeshift shelters in Manokwari on Monday as aftershocks continued to rock the region a day after two powerful earthquakes flattened hundreds of buildings and killed four people.

"For the time being, there are 14,000 refugees," West Papua Governor Abraham Atururi said, adding that 17 camps had been set up for the displaced in the provincial capital of Manokwari.

The National Disaster Mitigation Body said the quake had killed two people, injured 35 others and damaged …

06 Jan 2009 description

Thousands of people are refusing to return to their homes in the remote Indonesian region of West Papua following a series of earthquakes.

They fear more buildings could collapse as aftershocks shake the area.

An aid official in the region's main town, Manokwari, says aid teams have yet to reach some of the worst-hit areas.

At least one person died and nearly 50 were badly injured in the quakes.

Aid workers say thousands of people have either moved to government camps or are simply sleeping in the streets outside their homes.

05 Jan 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Andi Hajramurni

Makassar - The Health Ministry has sent a 7-member medical team from Makassar, Sulawesi, to Manokwari, West Papua, on Monday to help victims of Sunday's 7.3 quake.

The team, who left early Monday, consists of five doctors -- specialists in orthopedics, surgery, anesthetics, internal injury and a general practitioner -- and two paramedics.

The team, led by orthopedist Idrus Paturusi (who is also the rector of Makassar's Hasanuddin University), immediately joined other medical teams assisting victims of the disaster.

The team also delivered a …

05 Jan 2009 description
report HOPE worldwide

Communication and Transportation remain the issue in relief efforts for Papuans who were impacted by the January 4th earthquake.The remote location of Manokwari and Sorong where the 7.6 Earthquake impacted the most made it difficult to deliver aid. The area can only be reached by air from Jakarta or Jayapura; however, the airport has been closed due to runway damage. No detail media reports has been available, increasing the fear of more casualties than the 4 dead and 23 injured official reports.

05 Jan 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Manokwari - A series of powerful earthquakes rocked Manokwari, the capital of West Papua, on Sunday, killing four people, injuring dozens and destroying hundreds of buildings.

One 7.3-magnitude tremor was felt as far away as Australia and sent small tsunamis into Japan's southeastern coast, the Associated Press reported.

The first quake, magnitude 7.6, struck at 4:43 a.m. local time about 135 kilometers from Manokwari at a depth of 35 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of aftershocks followed.

05 Jan 2009 description
report World Vision

By James East, APRO communications and Enda Balina, WV Indonesia Communications

World Vision is dispatching an assessment team to Manokwari in Indonesia's remote Papua Province after a series of powerful earthquakes - measuring up to 7.6 struck the city and sparked a tsunami warning early this morning (Sunday, Jan 4 2009).

Four people were reported to have been killed, scores injured and many hundreds made homeless in news reports late yesterday, with some major buildings seriously damaged. Electricity and telecommunications systems in the area were cut.

05 Jan 2009 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Jan 05, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The powerful quakes in Papua in easternmost of Indonesia on Sunday have led over 14,000 people taking shelters in tents, destroyed hundreds of buildings, killed one person and injured dozens others, local disaster management agency said on Monday.

Head of the agency Captain Manrosan, who goes with a single name like many Indonesian, told Xinhua by phone from Manokwari of Papua's main city that eight people had suffered from serious injury and 261 other got minor injury.

Manrosan said that the 7.7 magnitude quake damaged 42 …

05 Jan 2009 description

This report is prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disasters (SATKORLAK PB), BMKG (Indonesian National Meteorological Geophysical and Climatology Agency), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works and media reports.


1. On 4 January a series of earthquakes struck off the coast of West Papua, with the closest city Manokwari 95 km from the epicentre.

04 Jan 2009 description


On 04 January a series of earthquakes struck off the coast of West Papua, with the closest city Manokwari 95 km from the epicentre. According to BMKG (Indonesian National Meteorological Agency) , the main earthquake struck at 5:43 am local time, 7.6 on the Richter Scale (RS) at a depth of 10km; followed by over a dozen aftershocks followed (see map attached). A tsunami alert was issued but later revoked; a small tsunami has been reported to have taken place in Japan with no reports of injuries or damages at this time.

04 Jan 2009 description
report HOPE worldwide

On Sunday morning January 4, 2009 at 4.43 am local time, a 7.6 Richter Scale earthquake hit Northern Papua, Indonesia. The epicenter was between Sorong and Manokwari at the depth of 35 km . The earthquake was followed by over dozens of aftershocks above 5.0 Richter scale. At least 4 persons were reported dead, 5 injured while close to one thousand persons were displaced to the hills in fear of tsunami.