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12 Jul 2010 description

With 58 cities already committed to "Making Cities Resilient", and 70 more preparing to participate, the campaign had made great progress, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

"A resilient city," said Ms. Wahlström, "is a city that is able to withstand and recover from the effects of disaster." The new initiative, coordinated by the inter-agency Secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster …

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 Mar 2010 description
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Floods in Karawang have not shown signs of receding, with over 105,000 people still living in shelters built across the West Java town.

The regional social services agency data on Saturday revealed that floodwater from overflowing Citarum River inundated 30,652 houses in 10 districts across the regency.

27 Mar 2010 description
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A week after floods hit Karawang regency, West Java, victims, mainly children, have begun suffering from diseases due to a lack of food and supplies.

Yulistia Widasari said that since she and her family evacuated to a shelter she has not been able to afford milk for her five-month-old baby.

"My husband is just a pedicab driver with an uncertain income. Now the pedicab is submerged by the flood, which inundated our house up to our chest," the 34-year-old resident of Babakan Toge village told Antara.

"I'm so sad when Andrea cries for her milk.

26 Mar 2010 description
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Situation Report:

On March 18th 2010, flood inundated houses due to the overflowing of Citarum River.

Data given by Karawang District Social Service coordinator, Drs. Wawan Setiawan, the floods affected 10 districts, 33 villages. So far, many social organizations have involved in handling the floods in Karawang District since Karawang is an accessible area. Therefore, we decided to conduct an assessment in the Pakis Jaya sub-district, recommended by Drs. Wawan Setiawan.

26 Mar 2010 description
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Government officials met in Jakarta and Bandung on Thursday to discuss emergency response for flood victims and planning for the worst-case scenario, the collapse of the Jatiluhur Dam, which would lead to flooding of both cities.

In Karawang, thousands of residents were still fleeing to higher ground as water levels at Jatiluhur Dam rose to 180.41 meters on Thursday afternoon, compared to the average level of 107 meters, news portal Pikiran Rakyat Online reported.

"It's impossible for the water level to reach 110 meters" unless water levels at dams in Saguling and …

26 Mar 2010 description
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At least 30,000 victims of major flooding caused by overflow of Citarum River in Karawang, West Java, had still lived in various evacuation centers as of Friday as thousands of houses were still inundated.

The largest number of evacuees was registered in Telukjambe Timur district were 11,957 people were accommodated in safer places, followed by Pakisjaya with 4,593 evacuees and Karawang Barat with 4,038.

Head of Karawang Social Service Office Banuara Nadeak said that the evacuees were scattered in various locations not far away from the flood points and many of them, especially in …

24 Mar 2010 description
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High precipitation in the West Java Province, Indonesia has brought flooding to the Karawang District since March 20, 2010. Initial reports by Dadang Muchtar - District's Head is that 10,747 houses have been flooded impacting 11,540 families with 44,071 persons living in the area.

23 Mar 2010 description
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Around 7,000 homes in three districts in Bandung regency, West Java, are still inundated by a flood caused by the Citarum River overflowing.

Floodwater still covers areas in Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, Bojongsoang, Solokanjeruk and Rancaekek Antara state news agency reported

"The flood is slowly receding in Bandung, but it is still raining, which is prolonging the inundation in Baleendah and Dayeuhkolot," Mudjiadi, head of the river management unit, said Tuesday in Bandung.

Logistics and medical aid are being distributed to affected families.

Some residents are returning …

23 Mar 2010 description
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Public facilities and at least 100 residential houses have been damaged after a flash flood hit Sago Halaban subdistrict in Limapuluh Kota regency, West Sumatra.

"Most likely there were no casualties. Three people were swept away by mudslides, but they survived," provincial disaster mitigation coordinator Ade Edward told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

The waters of the flood, which occurred late Monday afternoon, were mixed with volcanic material from Mount Sago.

Ade said that search and rescue teams, with help from the local military and police, have been deployed in …

23 Mar 2010 description
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The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Tue, 03/23/2010 6:07 PM | Jakarta

Flooding that hit residential area along Citarum River banks in Bekasi regency, West Java, worsened Monday night due to damage at the river dam at Muara Gembong subdistrict.

Muara Gembong subdistrict head Herman Susilo said that around 4,698 houses were inundated by the overflow, up from 3,000 houses previously.

"The waterlevel inside each home has reached between 40 and 120 centimeters," Herman told tempointeraktif.com on Tuesday.

15 Mar 2010 description
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BANDUNG: The search and rescue team recovered the remaining three victims Saturday from the landslides in Cianjur on Friday, raising the death toll to 10.

The landslide, the second deadly incident to hit West Java in less than a month, took place at Leuwinanggung hamlet, Sukamekar village, Sukanagara district, Cianjur regency.

"The three victims were lifted this morning and were buried later not far from the disaster site," Prayogi, spokesman of the Cianjur administration office said Saturday afternoon.

Five people were injured in the incident, which followed a more …

13 Mar 2010 description
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Rana Akbari Fitriawan , The Jakarta Post , Bandung | Sat, 03/13/2010 12:37 PM | The Archipelago

Seven bodies were recovered Friday while three people were reported still missing after a landslide hit a village in Cianjur.

The incident took place Thursday 4:30 p.m.

12 Mar 2010 description
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The Jakarta Post | Fri, 03/12/2010 7:43 AM | National

Search workers have found more dead victims in a landslide that hit a village in Sukanagara in Cianjur, West Java, bringing the total death to six as of early Friday morning.

Antara state news agency reported that at least four more victims were still buried under the rubbles.

Witnesses said that a part of a cliff near Kampung Ciawi Tali in Sukamekar collapsed late Thursday afternoon after a heavy rain fall in the area, hitting nearby residential houses.

Local search agency, police and military join the search effort as it …

06 Mar 2010 description
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Rana Akbari Fitriawan , The Jakarta Post , Bandung | Sat, 03/06/2010 1:07 PM | The Archipelago

Provincial administrations across the country are being advised to use a map of landslide-prone areas issued by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's Geological Agency to prevent future disaster.

The agency's head, R.

04 Mar 2010 description
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Rana Akbari Fitriawan , The Jakarta Post , Bandung | Thu, 03/04/2010 11:18 AM | The Archipelago

A team of scientists says last week's landslide in Ciwidey, Bandung regency, was caused by a fissure that formed in the wake of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake in nearby Tasikmalaya on Sept. 2 last year.

Team leader Gatot M.

03 Mar 2010 description

CIWIDEY, 3 March 2010 (IRIN) - Small-scale disasters affect thousands of Indonesians every year, yet the floods and landslides that constantly hit the country are overshadowed by more devastating events, agencies say.

One such disaster was a landslide in Bandung district in West Java province on 23 February, which buried more than 40 people and displaced about 1,000.

Three hectares of the Dewata tea plantation in Tenjolaya village, Ciwidey, gave way, creating a mudslide around 10m deep.

01 Mar 2010 description
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A landslide buried a house in Selomerto village in the Central Java regency of Wonosobo following heavy rain Sunday evening, killing a father and his two children, Antara state news agency reported Monday.

Rescue workers unearthed the bodies of Lukman, his daughter, Solehah, and son Adi, from the ruins of their house within an hour. Lukman's wife, Sarmini, survived the disaster with minor injuries.

Spokesman for the regional government Agus Purnomo said Lukman's house was located at the foot of a hill, where the man made a living operating a rice mill.

28 Feb 2010 description
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As many as 29 bodies have been unearthed from a landslide that struck a hamlet near a tea plantation in Tenjolaya village in the West Java regency of Bandung as rescue workers hint at a halt to the search for other people who are still missing.

Head of the West Java disaster management agency Udjwala Prana Sigit said three more bodies were pulled out of the rubble on Saturday, bringing the death toll from the Feb. 23 disaster to 29.

28 Feb 2010 description
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Rescue team pulled on Sunday four more bodies out of the mud that covered a tea plantation area in Tenjolaya village in the West Java regency of Bandung.

The latest findings bring the death toll from Tuesday's landslide to 33, with 12 people still missing.

Antara reported the joint rescue team recovered the four bodies at a depth of four meters, using excavators and other equipment manually.

The rescue workers will halt their search efforts at noon on Monday following an agreement between government officials and local residents.