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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.

09 Jan 2020 description
report Salvation Army

SALVATION Army teams in Indonesia have been responding to New Year floods around the capital city, Jakarta, that killed at least 43 people and led to more than 190,000 being evacuated.

Meals and hot drinks were provided to people from badly-affected communities in the Jelambar and Kampung Melayu areas. Young people from Jelambar Corps (Salvation Army church) helped with the evacuation and food distribution.


09 Jan 2020 description
  • Following the widespread floods and landslides that have been affecting the three provinces of Jakarta, West Java and Banten, the death toll has been revised to 61 by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster management (BNPB).

  • According to BNPB, as of 9 January, the number of displaced in Bogor Regency (West Java Province) has increased from 12,961 to 14,000 as well as in East Jakarta from 64 to 65 people, while in West Jakarta, has decreased from 602 to 484. The total number of displaced is now 18,870 people.

09 Jan 2020 description

6th of January 2020 was supposedly the first day of school for many students in Jakarta after the New Year break. It was not the case for TK in Cipinang, Melayu, East Jakarta. Neither it was for many more schools in Jakarta that were affected by floods on 1st of January 2020. Books soaked in water, school materials damaged, empty classes, and road block to schools are denying girls’ and boys’ access to education (Detik.com, Tempo.com, 2020).

09 Jan 2020 description
report The Jakarta Post

Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has said the ministry will provide three months’ extra allowances for teachers who were affected by the severe floods that hit Greater Jakarta, Lebak regency in Banten and some parts of West Java recently.

“We plan to provide a special allowance for three months for teachers affected by the floods,” Nadiem said during a visit to Cirimekar 02 elementary school in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java, on Monday, as quoted by tempo.co.

08 Jan 2020 description
  • Flooding in Jakarta, West Java and Banten has receded but mud and debris are still a major issue.

  • The number of internally displaced people has decreased to 13,993, accommodated across 44 sites. 67 people died as a result of floods and landslides (16 in Jakarta, 31 in West Java and 20 in Banten).

  • The rainy season is expected to last until February and more rain is forecast up until 12 January.

08 Jan 2020 description

Satellite detected water extent as of 2 January 2020 over Banten, Dki Jakarta and Jawa Barat Province of Indonesia

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water in Banten, Dki Jakarta and Jawa Barat Province of Indonesia as observed from Sentinel1 imagery acquired on the 2 January 2020. Approximately 258 km2 of land appear to be flooded. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

08 Jan 2020 description

by Michael Taylor

Rapid urbanisation has led to forest loss, while groundwater extraction is causing the coastal city to sink as sea levels rise - a dangerous cocktail that is worsening floods

07 Jan 2020 description


  • 495,000 potentially affected

  • 60 reported fatalities

  • 199 displaced people

  • 255 Evacuation Centres


Since 31st December 2019 due to heavy rainfall Jakarta are has been affected by floods and landslides. This includes 208 sub districts in 103 districts of the 3 provinces: Jakarta, West Java and Banten. The flood also caused power outage, road closures as well as cancelled flights as the airport has also been flooded.

07 Jan 2020 description

Volunteers and staff from Palang Merah Indonesia are continuing to support flood-affected communities as the country braces for further heavy rains and storms forecast in the coming days and weeks.

07 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rain continues to affect the Greater Jakarta Area, West Java and Banten causing widespread floods and landslides. 293 sub-districts in the 3 provinces have been flooded since 1 January. As of 6 January, 66 people have died, more than 100,000 have been displaced and housed in 128 temporary evacuation centres. Up to 500,000 have been affected by the floods. According to the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency, more heavy rain is forecast over the next 24 hours.

07 Jan 2020 description


Flooding events in the southern part of ASEAN region are still occurring as the Southwest Monsoon continuous. According to ASMC, moderate smoke haze continued to be observed over northern and central Thailand, as well as in parts of Cambodia. Hotspots with smoke plumes in northern Cambodia are more pronounced in the afternoon. The smoke haze has been blown to the west by the prevailing winds.


07 Jan 2020 description
report The Jakarta Post

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered his subordinates to speed-up disaster relief and rescue efforts in the areas that were hit by severe flooding that began on New Year’s Eve, including Greater Jakarta and Banten. At least 67 have died in the floods with more than 30,000 displaced.

“The ministries that handle flood-related matters should continue to reach down to [the people] in the affected areas,” Jokowi told state officials at the first plenary Cabinet meeting to discuss the 2020-2024 Mid-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) on Monday.

07 Jan 2020 description
report Mercy Relief

SINGAPORE, 07 January 2020 – Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, will deploy a disaster response team today to Jakarta to aid victims of the floods and landslides caused by torrential rains which pounded the region last week.

07 Jan 2020 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 6 January 2020 - In response to the flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, the Singapore Red Cross will contribute S$50,000 to support relief and recovery operations by the Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI - Indonesian Red Cross). The contribution will go towards the purchase of family kits, hygiene kits, diapers, sleeping bags, blankets and clean water for the evacuees.

06 Jan 2020 description


a. Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall since 31 December 2019, the Greater Jakarta area was affected by massive floods and localised landslides reported. As of 6 January 2020, a total of 293 sub-districts in 74 districts of 3 provinces, i.e. Jakarta, West Java, and Banten, are flooded as from 1 January 2020.

06 Jan 2020 description

Type : Flood disaster & landslide
Place : Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi
Time : 4 January 2020

I. Key Information

  1. The number of refugees are 173,064 people (39,627 families)

  2. The number of victims increased to 53 people and 1 person missing

  3. In Bekasi City as many as 149,537 people were still displaced by the flood disaster at 51 refugee camps

  4. More than 22,000 people or 3,300 families in DKI Jakarta are still displaced