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18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates

  • In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the partnership between WFP and the Government of Indonesia, Government officials and UN representatives attended a high-level policy dialogue on Indonesia’s future food security needs. The discussion focused on proposed areas for cooperation between WFP and the Government of Indonesia beyond 2020 such as nutrition, food security monitoring and emergency preparedness.

16 Jan 2019 description

The joint team of AMDA Indonesia and AMDA Headquarters has conducted this relief activities under the initiative of Professor Husni Tanra, the Chairperson of AMDA Indonesia, since 24th December 2018.

15 Jan 2019 description


Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

07 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

  • On 22 December at 21:27 (UTC+7), undersea landslides caused by the Krakatoa volcano eruption triggered a tsunami which hit the coastal areas around Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands of Indonesia. The most affected areas include Carita Beach in Banten Province, as well as districts of Padenglang, South Lampung and Serang.

05 Jan 2019 description

CRS is supporting local partners on the islands of Java and Sumatra after a December 22 tsunami swept through dozens of coastal communities

05 Jan 2019 description
report The Jakarta Post

Jakarta / Fri, January 4, 2019 / 04:34 pm

Hundreds of survivors of the Sunda Strait tsunami that hit Banten and South Lampung on Dec. 22 are in dire need of temporary housing, Pandeglang Regent Irna Narulita has said.

Irna said a survey commissioned by the local administration revealed that her regency needed at least 457 temporary housing units for survivors. She added that the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry would build 100 units.

04 Jan 2019 description

Krakatoa volcano erupted again on 3 January, spewing steam and ashes. There are concerns that this may result in another tsunami similar to the 22 December tsunami which destroyed coastal areas of the Sunda Strait. The first images from the Copernicus emergency mapping service reveal that a large number of buildings were destroyed by the 22 December tsunami as do initial findings of the tsunami survey conducted by the Indonesian Syiah Kuala University. The team surveyed about 110 km coastline in Banten and 14 km of Southern Lampung.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief (IR) is working tirelessly to assist people affected by the latest tsunami to hit the nation.

The tsunami was triggered by an eruption at the Anak Krakatau volcano. It happened during a high tide brought about by a full moon on 22 December 2018 at 21:27, according to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) and the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG).

01 Jan 2019 description
  1. As of 31 December 2018 at 13:30 local time, BNPB estimated that there are 351,239 people living in the Tsunami affected districts in Banten (209,628 people or 60%) and Lampung Provinces (141,611 people or 40%).

31 Dec 2018 description

“I was taking a bath when the tsunami hit,” said Elis. The 30-year-old mother of one, who is also seven months pregnant, was trying to escape the day’s humidity in her home on the shoreline in Indonesia’s Labuan Sub-District.

When the first wave hit, Elis’s husband, Purwanto, cried out: “Tsunami! Tsunami!” He rushed to their daughter and Elis’s parents, who lived next door, so they could seek safety. “When my husband shouted, I put on my clothes as fast as I could,” Elis recounted. “When he came back inside the house to help me, the second—and bigger—wave hit.”

31 Dec 2018 description

AMDA is currently conducting relief activities while exchanging information with the Medical Cluster of Pandeglan District, Banten that presides over medical relief in the district.

31 Dec 2018 description


New Zealand is contributing $1.5 million to help recovery efforts following the devastating tsunami that struck the Sunda Strait, in Indonesia, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.

The funding is being directed to the International Federation of the Red Cross (ICRC) Emergency Appeal.

“As a near neighbour and close friend of Indonesia, New Zealand understands the dreadful aftermath of this tsunami which compounds a number of significant disasters that have impacted Indonesia in recent months,” Mr Peters says.

30 Dec 2018 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide emergency medical care to survivors of the tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on December 22, supporting health centers in Labuan and Carita, operating mobile clinics to reach patients who cannot access health facilities, and conducting medical follow-ups for the growing numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs).

30 Dec 2018 description
report BenarNews

Tria Dianti

Another 20,000 people have been evacuated from coastal areas along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Friday, as the volcano that caused last week’s tsunami continued to rumble.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), said 40,386 people had been pulled out of coastal communities of Banten and Lampung provinces, which were devastated when a huge chunk of the Anak Krakatau volcano collapsed into the sea on Dec. 22, spawning waves that surged inland and killed over 400 people.

30 Dec 2018 description

On 27th December, the joint team of AMDA Indonesia and AMDA Headquarters continued needs assessment by visiting several local public offices, such as the disaster management center and the health office of Pandeglan District. There, they confirmed that the affected people already received all necessary things by the local governments and others.

30 Dec 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 52, and Outlook for Week 1

  1. In Week 52, tropical depression “Usman” made landfall in Philippines wrecking havoc. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5.0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).

  2. An earthquake of M7.2 was reported near Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. A tsunami warning was triggered but cancelled after 2 hours. No damages was reported thus far by NDRRMC as of 30 Dec 2018 1200hrs (UTC+7). Public have been advised to avoid sea travel following an earthquake warning as rough seas might occur.

29 Dec 2018 description
  1. As of 28 December 2018 at 13:00 local time, BNPB estimated that there are 351,239 people living in the tsunami affected districts in Banten (209,628 people or 60%) and Lampung Provinces (141,611 people or 40%).