Indonesia: Floods and landslides - Dec 2007
Most read reports
- OCHA: Major Natural Disaster in Indonesia During 2007. 31 Dec 2007
- Oxfam: Indonesia: Who is Doing What Where (3W) Map in Bengawan Solo River Basin. 7 Jan 2008
- Plan: Effects of climate change on children. 4 Apr 2008
- WHO: Health action in crises - annual report 2007. 21 Jan 2008
- Tzu Chi Foundation: Tzu Chi relief report update for the year 2007. 4 Mar 2008
The Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) is an NGO funding mechanism managed by OCHA that aims to provide immediate funds to respond to short-term humanitarian needs triggered by conict or natural disasters, particularly in areas where funding gaps exist. The humanitarian activities focus on meeting short-term emergency needs and re-establishing basic living conditions; preventing and strengthening preparedness for the occurrence of such situations; and laying the groundwork for supporting durable solutions by meeting initial recovery or transitional needs
Six years after the St. Stephen's Day Asian tsunami triggered donations of €28 million from the Irish public, Trócaire has concluded its tsunami recovery programming in Indonesia.
Trócaire's work in the region has benefited over one million people through the reconstruction of homes, schools and medical clinics, as well as the delivery of water, sanitation, livelihood-support and counselling.
The tsunami killed 165,945 people in Indonesia alone
The tsunami, which struck on St.
Four years has passed since the 26 December 2004 Boxing Day that the South Asia Tsunami claimed over 200,000 lives in Indonesia alone. HOPE worldwide mobilized relief efforts within days, and still continuing bringing hope and changing the lives in the region. The Center of HOPE in Nias Island continues to provide services in health and education to the poverty-stricken yet often neglected island of 700,000 people.
The International Federation will continue to work with the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) on harmonizing the PMI across the country and delivering integrated services to strengthen the resilience of communities to hazards and to reduce vulnerability.
The country office's plan in general supports the PMI's strategic plan.
Yogyakarta, October 2008: The Yogyakarta Affiliate has expanded working areas to Solo, Central Java, which is approximately one hour drive from Yogyakarta.
Simulated Exercise: Typhoon Disaster Scenario
"In the early morning of 27 August 2008, Typhoon "X" with a velocity of 140 km/hour landed at Muang District, Rayong, an industrial and coastal province in Thailand. The typhoon caused heavy damage to houses, public buildings and facilities, cargo ships and fishing boats. It also damaged electricity poles, triggering a power shortage in the province.
With half a century of existence and extensive worldwide operational experience, IOM has become the leading Intergovernmental Organization working with migrants and governments to provide human responses to migration challenges.
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008.
Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation country office programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.
To increase PMI's disaster response capacity, the International Federation country office assisted in the set-up of 22 disaster preparedness containers in …
JAKARTA, Apr 7, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Indonesian rescuers on Monday recovered seven bodies from a river in West Java province after the Sunday's flash flood that slammed into a boat carrying 13 people.
Five other passengers managed to escaped the accident at the Cipelang River in Sukabumi, about 100 km south of Jakarta, while one person remains missing, reported leading news website Detikcom.
The bodies were found at separate places up to 10 km from the scene.
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.
What's a little bit of water, right?
But when a little rain, which is often initially welcomed, comes day after day and week after week - the water does become a problem. It drowns and rots the crops, kills livestock, causes rivers to overflow, causes landslides (that then destroy homes and communities), and increases the risk of diseases like malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.
In the last year, tens of millions of children and families have been directly affected by flooding - hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.
Date of Incident
Sunday, 23 March 2008, at about 10:00 hours local time.
Heavy torrential rain down poured Pekanbaru areas since 15th of March 2008 has caused flooding in some sub-districts. The highest water level which happened on 23rd of March at 03.00 am is still on going at the moment.
Date of Incident
Wednesday, 26 March 2008, at about 10:00 hours local time.
Heavy torrential rain down poured Central Sulawesi areas has caused overflowing of rivers and flooding in Batusuya Goo Village.
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta - Some residential areas in the vicinity of the city's largest river, Ciliwung, were under two feet of water Thursday, the Jakarta administration's disaster mitigation center reported.
"We have prepared dinghies in several flood-prone areas" said Basuki, an official from the center, as quoted by Detik.com.
A heavy downpour Wednesday signaled possible flooding to residents as well as the city administration.
As of Thursday afternoon, hundreds of residents in Cawang, Cililitan and Kampung Pulo in East Jakarta, as well as South …
Mustaqim Adamrah , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta - Floods across a South Jakarta underpass occurred because automatic pumps designed to funnel floodwater to a drainage point had been blocked by water, the city public works agency said Thursday.
"We placed pumps underground so when floodwater spilled over into the pumps they were unable to work," deputy agency head Budi Widiantoro said.
He said if the pumps had been placed above ground the sight would have been "a flaw in aesthetics".
"But later we used mobile pumps to drain floodwaters there, substituting …
Three people have been killed and hundreds others fled homes after floods hit Bojonego regency of East Java province, Indonesia, since Monday, local Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday.
An official of the agency, who only gave his name as Pujiono, said that consecutive days of heavy rains in the border of the province and Central Java province had caused overflow of waters in the upstream of Bengawan Solo river that submerged surrounding areas in the downstream of the river, including Bojonegoro regency.
The official said that waters had inundated the area up to one and a half …
Due to the monsoon season, the residents live in Bekasi and Karawang Indonesia have been suffering from floods since the beginning of January. Over 8000 hectares of land are still flooded in the two villages, some with water as high as one meter. On Mar 1 & 2, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi volunteers in Indonesia held a large-scale distribution and free clinic for the flood victims in the two areas.
By Ahmad Husein, International Federation communications coordinator in Jakarta
More than 2,500 people rush down the main street, running to save their lives as a five metre tidal wave looms large over their coastal community. Early warning sirens blare and dozens of women and children cry and yell in confusion. Many in the panicked crowd shoulder the valued household items they could grab before wave rushed through their homes.
JAKARTA, 4 March 2008 (IRIN) - Fifty-year-old Sudarti cannot remember how many times she has had to flee her tiny, rented house as flood waters surged above the banks of the nearby Krukut river in Karet Tengsin village in central Jakarta.
"At least five times a year, maybe more.
Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has delivered aids and provides emergency assistance for the poor, and to the people who affected by calamities around the world. In 2007, many victims benefited by Tzu Chi charity distribution. Some long term projects were completed to help more residents in that area. For example, more than 20 million people benefited by its rice distribution in Indonesia up to 2007. Tzu Chi also gave free clinical services for the poor or remote area with little source to medical service.