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29 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rain has been affecting North Sumatra Province since 28 January, causing floods.

According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 6 people died, 3 are still missing and 22 have been injured in Central Tapanuli Regency due to the overflow of the Aek Sirahar river. At least 700 families have been affected and preventively evacuated.

The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Central Tapanuli Regency has declared a 7-day state of emergency.

28 Jan 2020 description
  • Flood waters continue to submerge six districts in Bandung Regency (West Java) since 23 January.

  • The Indonesian authorities for disaster management report that as of 28 January, approximately 60,000 people are affected by floods, and more than 3,880 were forced to evacuate in several districts across Western Java.

  • Material losses and damage caused by floods include 13,881 houses, 23 schools, 79 places of worship, 18 public facilities and 278 hectares of rice fields.

28 Jan 2020 description
report ACT Alliance

A flood has disastrous consequences. When it hits a megacity like Jakarta and its surrounding towns in Indonesia, the number of people affected is huge. The flood during this New Year affected more than 400,000 people. This climate emergency proves that governments and rescue organisations should massively invest in climate adaptation projects or the consequences for the most vulnerable will get worse.

27 Jan 2020 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting West and East Java causing floods, triggering landslides. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, as of 26 January, 2 people died and 2 have been injured following a landslide in Sumedang Regency (West Java), more than 350 people have been displaced and 20,000 affected in Bandung District (West Java) and 257 houses are flooded in Bojonegoro Regency (East Java).
23 Jan 2020 description

Direct economic losses and damage from natural disasters in 2019 were estimated at USD232 billion. This was reduced from recent elevated levels in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The USD232 billion was 3 percent lower than the average (USD239 billion) and 5 percent lower than the median (USD243 billion) during the 21st Century. The economic losses were a further 20 percent lower than the average and 12 percent lower than the median of the past decade (2009-2018).

21 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rain has been affecting southern Sumatra Island since 19 January, triggering flash floods and causing casualties and damage.

As of 21 January, media report at least nine fatalities in Kaur Regency (western Bengkulu Province) following the collapse of a bridge. In addition, one person is reported missing, while 30 more were rescued after the collapse.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain is forecast over southwestern Sumatra Islands.

21 Jan 2020 description
report The Jakarta Post

Dedek Hendry and Kharishar Kahfi

Nine people have been confirmed dead in seven villages across Kaur regency in Bengkulu after a suspension bridge in Bungin Tambun III village in the regency collapsed on Sunday afternoon on account of a flash flood hitting the area.

Apart from the casualties, the local search and rescue team also recorded that a local identified as Ipan was still unaccounted for.

18 Jan 2020 description
report ACT Alliance

The northeast monsoon brought continuous heavy rain in the greater Jakarta area that caused flooding at the start of the new year. Recorded rainfall on 1 January reached 377 mm. The weather agency, Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) reported that rain may still continue for the next week. Extreme heavy rainfall may still continue until February.

16 Jan 2020 description

Indonesia

A Northeast monsoon which brought heavy rains to Indonesia in early January, has resulted in severe flooding in the greater Jakarta area.

The provinces of West Java, Banten, and Jakarta were hardest hit, with 74 districts and 293 sub-districts affected by flash flooding and landslides, affecting more than 500,000 people and resulting in 67 deaths.

As of 16 January, 19,000 people remain displaced across 60 emergency shelters...

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16 Jan 2020 description
  • Floods triggered by heavy rain have submerged Samarinda City (East Kalimantan Province, Borneo Island), 3 districts and 6 subdistricts since Tuesday morning, affecting at least 7,213 residents.
  • Media report that various districts of the city remain flooded, and several schools, health centers and other public facilities have been damaged. There are no reports of fatalities or injuries.
16 Jan 2020 description
report The Jakarta Post

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, have submerged three districts and six subdistricts since Tuesday morning, affecting at least 7,213 residents.

Aside from causing flooding, the downpour also caused landslides in Samarinda. However, Samarinda Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Hendra A.H said there had been no casualties because of the flooding and landslides.

He added that the relocation of landslide and flood victims has started.

"All of them can be relocated," Hendra said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2020 description

Entering the second week after the big flood, floods have receded significantly in some areas of Jakarta but some location in the upstream area. Monitoring of rainfall conditions and potential flooding from upstream and downstream is carried out jointly between the regional government (city/district) and the central government.

URGENT NEEDS

  • Management of shelter: Many temporary shelters and logistical posts have been set up, but they still need to be managed that ensures inclusion, health and safety aspects.

15 Jan 2020 description

Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) recorded moderate to high intensity of rain in West Java, particularly in Bogor City from 31 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 which caused increasing water level at the Katulampa sluice gate in Bogor.

14 Jan 2020 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting Sulawesi Island over the past 72 hours, triggering flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Media report, as of 14 January, 1 death in Barru Regency (South Sulawesi Province). 120 households have been isolated and houses, roads and bridges damaged.
  • According to the South Sulawesi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), houses, public facilities and government offices were inundated. Roads connecting to several villages in the regency have been cut.
13 Jan 2020 description
report IHH

Heavy rains that began last week in Indonesia caused major floods and landslides. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation initially delivered emergency aid to 3 thousand Indonesian victims.

10 Jan 2020 description

Crisis Impact Overview

• Between 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, the Northeast monsoon brought rainfall to Indonesia, leading to heavy flooding across the Greater Jakarta area including parts of West Java, Banten, and DKI Jakarta provinces. 74 districts and 293 sub-districts in the provinces were hit by flooding and the mayors of 12 affected cities and regencies declared emergency status. (ECHO 08/01/2020) (AHA 06/01/2020) (AHA 07/01/2020)

10 Jan 2020 description

According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), as of 10 January, the death toll stands at 61 (25 in West Java, 20 in Banten and 16 in Jakarta). The total number of displaced people has increased to 27,971, particularly in Bogor Regency (West Java Province) with 22,504 displaced. 2,000 households are affected and 500 houses flooded in Indramayu Regency (West Java Province). On 9 January, floods and landslides occurred in one district in South Sumatra province, and 3 districts in Central Java province.

10 Jan 2020 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

a. Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall since 31 December 2019, the Greater Jakarta area and Lebak Regency were affected by massive floods and localised landslides reported.
As of 09 January 2020 evening, a total of 13 cities or regencies of 3 provinces, i.e. Jakarta, West Java, and Banten, are flooded as from 1 January 2020.

10 Jan 2020 description
report Theirworld

A new year, a new decade - but sadly attacks on children just trying to get an education continue to feature in our news roundup.

14 killed in bomb attack on Burkina Faso school bus

An attack on a school bus that killed 14 people - including at least seven students - and wounded nine others in Burkina Faso has been condemned.

The bus ran over an improvised explosive device in northern Sourou province, said the government. Islamist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have increased attacks in the region next to the border with Mali.