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30 Apr 2010 description

In brief

Programme purpose: The programme supports the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitates a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.

Programme summary: The year 2009 was crucial for PMI as the National Society formulated its five-year strategy for the period of 2010-2014, revised its statutes and, at the PMI General Assembly in December, elected a new central board.

27 Oct 2009 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Oct 27, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Five people died and two others were injured after a landslide hit Indonesia's Pati regency of Central Java province at dawn Tuesday, the Elshinta online news reported here.

The landslide hit a cliff that collapsed on three houses at Kedungwinong village of Sukolilo sub regency, Pati regency.

The report said that the sudden incident prevented the victims from running for their lives.

One of the victims' relative, Suyadi, told Elshinta that he heard a strong noise and people screaming for help when the accident …

23 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Regional forecasts of the impact of global climate change from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Indonesia will allow regional leaders to start .

Planning mitigation and adaptation programs for their respective areas.

Erwin Eka Syahputra Makmur from the agency said Wednesday regions could now take advantage of climate change projections within a 20-kilometer horizontal resolution, providing a portrait of changes in rainfall patterns, temperature, local winds and humidity.

"With this data, regional leaders can design policies to match the specific …

21 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Entering the rainy season, the Jakarta administration has prepared 38,000 personnel from various agencies to be deployed in anticipation of the annual flooding of the city, Antara news agency has reported.

Jakarta Public Order Agency head Harianto Badjoeri said Wednesday personnel include members of the local disaster management board, social affairs agency, and the military and police.

The administration will also hold a weeklong disaster awareness campaign next week.

The administration has also ramped up the city's river dredging project in preparation for the peak of the …

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The International Federation's Indonesia country office is currently preparing a five-year strategy to support the new Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) five-year strategy. This appeal represents two years of an initial four-year plan.

19 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan

Around 800 elementary and junior high school students in Mandailing Natal regency of North Sumatera started going back to school a month after a huge flood hit the area.

Regent of Mandailing Natal, Amru Daulay said on Monday that most students did not wear shoes nor bring equipment to the first day of school.

"The schooling activities have returned to normal but I still saw students who did not carry the school equipment or wear shoes," Amru said.

He added that he had also asked for families to leave around 40 temporary shelters to aviod any possible …

17 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Hasyim Widhiarto

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Jakarta chapter, working in cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross, on Wednesday launched the first of the city's community-based savings and loan cooperatives focused on working with residents in a flood-prone areas.

Sukarlan, the PMI Jakarta official heading the cooperative project, said the idea for the cooperatives came up when his organization realized that almost all disaster victims in Indonesia had a tendency to rely heavily on government financial assistance after disasters.

12 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

By Apriadi Gunawan

Thousands of flash flood survivors in Mandailing Natal regency, North Sumatra, currently enduring temporary shelters, have demanded that the government immediately relocate them to safer areas.

The survivors have also requested that relief aid be equally distributed, especially to villages cut off by the floods.

Based on information gathered from local residents at the weekend, four villages remained paralyzed following flash floods three weeks ago that swept away Hutaimbaru, Lubuk Kapundung I and II and Rantau Panjang villages.

Lubuk Kapundung I village …

06 Oct 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Three people have been killed and more than 1,000 houses inundated in severe flooding that hit Semaka district in Tanggamus regency, Lampung, over the past two days.

District head Anas Anshari said Tuesday the flood had washed out nine villages and threatened to inundate dozen more.

Tempointeraktif.com identified those killed in the flood as Suci Wulandari, Reni and Sumaini.

Anas added farmland in the area had been buried in mud ranging from 30 centimeters to 1 meter high.

Heavy rainfall in the regency since Sunday caused major damage in the three villages of Sedayu, Pardawaras …

02 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Indonesia now better equipped legally and institutionally to respond to natural disasters

    - World Bank shared knowledge on international best practice for damage and loss assessment with National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)

    - World Bank ready to provide technical support to government-led initiatives for damage and loss assessment and recovery planning

    Once again, Indonesia is stricken by disaster.

19 Sep 2009 description
report The Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan

Rampant illegal logging has been blamed for recent flash floods that hit six villages in North Sumatra, killing dozens of people, Regent Amru Daulay has said.

Amru blamed deforestation after inspecting the baron area that was once a forest not far from the disaster areas, adding the area was previously part of a forest concession area (HPH).

He said the HPH license had been revoked 10 years ago and since then illegal logging had been rampant because of a lack of supervision from authorized agencies.

"The flash floods in Muara Batang Gadis district, …

18 Sep 2009 description


- On Tuesday, 14th of September 2009, at about 2 am local time flash floods, triggered by two days of heavy torrential rains in Mandailing Natal regency, destroyed hundreds of homes.

- The continuous rains had caused the overflow of Sulangaling River, a creek of the Muara Batang River, and inundated six villages in Muara Batang gadis district.

16 Sep 2009 description


- On Tuesday, 14th of September 2009, at about 2 am local time flash floods, triggered by two days of heavy torrential rains in Mandailing Natal regency, destroyed hundreds of homes.

- The continuous rains had caused the overflow of Sulangaling River, a creek of the Muara Batang River, and inundated six villages in Muara Batang gadis district.

16 Sep 2009 description

Jakarta_(dpa) _ A lack of transport was hampering the delivery of aid to about 2,000 people displaced by flash floods that inundated an isolated Indonesian region, an official said Wednesday.

The floods that submerged six villages in Mandailing Natal district of North Sumatra in the early hours of Tuesday have left 38 people dead, officials said.

"The search and rescue team who are transporting food supplies have been stranded since Tuesday night because there were no boats to transport them," district official Syahnan Pasaribu told the state-run Antara news agency.

He …

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Les catastrophes liées au climat affectent de plus en plus fréquemment la vie de millions de personnes pauvres, et ce avec une intensité croissante.

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Un nouveau rapport d'Oxfam international publié aujourd'hui- "Au-delà de l'aide" - prévient qu'au moins 4,5 millions d'enfants pourraient mourir si les dirigeants du monde ne fournissent pas de fonds supplémentaires pour aider les pays pauvres à lutter contre l'impact croissant des changements climatiques, plutôt que de détourner leurs promesses d'aide déjà existantes.

Cet avertissement intervient alors que les dirigeants du monde se préparent à rejoindre le …

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.

The warning comes as world leaders prepare to join President Obama at his first United Nations address on climate change, at next week's Climate Summit in New York on 22nd September.

15 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Climate-related shocks are affecting the lives of millions of poor people with increasing frequency and severity. Without urgent action, recent development progress will stall - then go into reverse.

The forthcoming UN High Level Event on Climate Change in New York and the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh in September 2009 provide a historic opportunity for national leaders to make an unequivocal political commitment to fund adaptation: adequately, equitably, and additionally. This will help resuscitate the international climate negotiations and lay the foundations for a fair and safe deal at …