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07 Feb 2019 description

Recurrent drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

06 Apr 2017 description


This publication is an initiative of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific. The RCG seeks to not only link the region with the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, but also to provide a learning platform for good practice. This publication focuses on Asia and the five priority countries in this region that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.

04 Nov 2016 description

Tsunamis are rare, powerful and unpredictable natural hazards, with devastating consequences for coastal populations caught in their path. The vast majority are caused by earthquakes in active seismic areas and occur along a limited range of inhabited shores around the world (Figure 1). In total, 16 major tsunamis killed 250,900 people in 21 countries between 1996 and 2015, according to EM-DAT records.

23 Sep 2015 description

JAKARTA - In the fiscal year 2015, 120 local governments at province, district, and municipality level accepted the grant for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Assisting the grant was based on scales of priority and the availability of national budget allocation for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Budget allocation amount Rp 1,5 trillions would be provided to the affected local governments that experienced massive disasters and affected multi sectors.

11 Jun 2015 description
report Evidence on Demand

This topic guide on mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action is intended for Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Advisers in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and other development professionals. It is presented in 4 main sections and includes a glossary, reference list/bibliography, list of relevant organisations, and an annex with additional background information. It includes 5 case studies.

14 Apr 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Mon, April 13 2015, 7:10 AM

Twenty school buildings, 32 churches and other public facilities, including three mosques, four health centers and four subdistrict administration offices devastated by the 2010 tsunami on the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, have not yet been rebuilt.

17 Sep 2014 description

This report describes the current status of the Recovery Framework in Indonesia along with the lessons learned from the country’s most recent experiences in post-disaster recovery. It is one of the thematic case studies commissioned for the purpose of contributing toward the development of an international Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide as recommended by the World Reconstruction Conference in 2011.

24 Jun 2014 description

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

18 May 2014 description

Indonesia is located in one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, with frequent calamities such as tropical storms, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

National authorities' management capacity has substantially improved in recent years but international assistance is sometimes still required.

The European Commission has made available € 136 million in humanitarian aid to help survivors of natural and human-made crises since 1995. This includes funding for preparedness measures through its Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO).

12 May 2014 description

This paper explores how recent extreme events, particularly the 2010 simultaneous hazards, have or have not catalysed changes in perceptions, practices and policies relating to private sector engagement in humanitarian action and their collaboration with government, humanitarian and military actors. It also aims to identify shared issues and innovative examples within the context of disastersin Indonesia, and suggestions to the wide range of actors involved in humanitarian activities towards multi-actor collaboration.

11 Mar 2013 description

Key messages

  • Making rapid assessment of specific needs of those affected by natural disasters together with implementing partners

  • Responding effectively and efficiently to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the volcanoes and tsunamis.

  • Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction measures in all humanitarian assistance and supporting specific DRR projects to strengthen the resilience of communities regularly affected by natural disasters in Indonesia

01 Nov 2012 description

It’s just over two years since the Mentawai tsunami in October 2010 and it’s inspiring to see the resilience of the local people who have managed to pick themselves up and move forward.

The disaster killed more than 500 people and left thousands homeless. SurfAid embarked on a one-year recovery program to help them get back on their feet.

Communications director Kirk Willcox returned to the field recently with a filmmaker Sascha Ettinger Epstein. He writes:

25 Jul 2012 description

Facts & Figures

  • €84.5 million in response to natural disasters since 1994

  • €22 million to assist victims of conflicts since 1994

  • €8.27 million for disaster preparedness since 1994

Through ECHO funding, nearly 150 million people are helped each year in more than 90 countries outside the EU through approximately 200 partners (International non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and UN agencies).

Key messages

10 Jul 2012 description

When a massive 8.6 earthquake hit this year off the shores of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on April 11, 2012, the communities in Banda Aceh where CRWRC had been working during the tsunami, knew exactly what to do. As they sounded a tsunami alert and evacuated everyone from their villages along specially designed roads, they were fearfully reminded of another earthquake and tsunami that had occurred eight years earlier with devastating results.

15 Jun 2012 description

The past year has been a huge endeavour for our management and field teams as we rolled out our recovery program after the 2010 tsunami devastated many of the Mentawai villages.

We have now moved into long-term recovery for affected communities and we have a new program called SeSe, which means ‘appropriate’ in Mentawai language.

26 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Programme outcome The purpose of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) programme is to support the institutional capacity-building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI), and facilitate a coordinated approach of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI‟s programmes and development in Indonesia.

22 Mar 2012 description

Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands. The Indonesian population is the fourth largest in the world, with a total of 240 million inhabitants. About 19 million people try to survive on less than US$1 a day, while a staggering 120 million people live on less than US$2 a day.

12 Dec 2011 description

During the Mentawai Tsunami Recovery Program, SurfAid worked with partner arche noVa to implement clean water facilities. Besides hardware, arche noVa also tried to increase awareness about hygiene practice. Although some public latrines were built by different international NGOs (non-governmental organisations), most of the community members were defecating in the open, in the forest or river.