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27 May 2005 description

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.64/04;

Appeal target: CHF 1,458,813 (USD 1,140,483 or EUR 946,140);

Appeal coverage: 154.5%.

Operational context

Meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in Indonesia has continued to present a challenge for the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and the Federation in 2004. During the year, Indonesia suffered a number of disasters. The year started with the Federation launching an emergency appeal on 1 January, following the devastating floods in Jambi, North Sumatra during which 25,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

06 Sep 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

06 Jul 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1, FY 2004, dated November 26, 2003

Background

30 Jun 2004 description

Highlights:

  • Eruption of volcanic Mountain Awu in South Sulawesi caused temporary (two weeks) evacuation of over 29,000 people. All evacuees have returned to their villages.

  • The Governor of Aceh was formally appointed as Administrator of Civil Emergency Authority in Aceh. Despite the change to civil emergency status, foreigners' access to the province remains restricted.

  • After more than a month of civil emergency status in Aceh, the military operation continues. Some 205 people were killed during the month.

15 Jun 2004 description

Geneva, June 15, 2004-Two volcanoes in Indonesia, part of the Pacific "ring of fire," have become active with the June 9 eruption of Mt. Bromo on Java, which killed two people, and the eruption the following day of Mt. Awu on Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi.

11 Jun 2004 description

Tahuna, Indonesia (dpa) - Mount Awu volcano in Indonesia's remote Sangihe island was quiet Friday, one day after a major eruption, although volcanologists warned of more possible activity.

On Thursday, the 1,320-metre-high volcano belched black smoke 3,000-metres into the sky and sent rocks and other volcanic materials from its crater.

"From this morning until later this afternoon, the Awu volcano is really quiet. Our monitoring record showed the activity has drastically reduced,'' volcanologist Syamsul Rizal, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa.

10 Jun 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0093
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Indonesia - Mt. Awu Volcanic Eruption

10 Jun 2004 description

Tahuna, Indonesia (dpa) - Mount Awu volcano on Indonesia's remote Sangihe island belched black smoke and ash up 3,000-metres into the sky on Thursday in what volcanologists described as the crater's biggest eruption this week.

"At about 5:29 a.m. this morning, the Awu volcano hurled stones, rocks and other volcanic materials from its crater,'' said Agus Solihin, a volcanologist at the nearby monitoring post in Tahuna.

10 Jun 2004 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Jun 10, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mount Awu volcano on Indonesia's Sangihe island of North Sulawesi province erupted again and ash up 3,000-metres into the sky on Thursday, performing another major eruption this week.

"Around 5:29 a.m. this morning, the Awu volcano hurled stones, rocks and other volcanic materials from its crater," Agus Solihin, a volcanologist at the nearby monitoring post in Tahuna of the region, was quoted by local internet media as saying.

09 Jun 2004 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Jun 9, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The number of victims in the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java province, is likely to rise from the current figure, Search and Rescue (SAR) team coordinator said Wednesday.

The eruption on 4:00 p.m. Tuesday of local time killed two people and injured five others.

"If analyzed from the victims evacuated, (it is found that) they entered from one gate, that is Cemoro Lawang gate. There are many gates to Mt.

09 Jun 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

08 Jun 2004 description

JAKARTA, June 8 (Reuters) - As many as 20,000 people have been evacuated from the slopes of an Indonesian volcano that is showing signs it is about to erupt, officials said on Tuesday.

Mount Awu on Sangihe island, some 2,250 km (1,400 miles) northeast of Jakarta, began spewing ash last week and authorities put residents living on the island near the Philippines on the highest level of alert on Monday.

"There is a lot of smoke coming out, and there are indications that it will erupt," said Samuel Dalompha, an official of the Directorate of Vulcanology based on the island -- …

08 Jun 2004 description

As of the 7th of June, the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (DVGHM) reported that Awu volcano has shown increased volcanic activity in the past 48 hours, and evacuation of residents has begun from the surrounding areas. Some of the refugees are being sheltered in Tahuna, a town some 15 kilometres to the southeast.

08 Jun 2004 description

Jakarta (dpa) - More than 15,000 residents living on the slopes of the Mount Awu volcano in northeast Indonesia have been evacuated amid fears of a major eruption, officials said Tuesday.

08 Jun 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0091
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Indonesia - Volcanic Activity Mt. Awu, Sangihe District, North Sulawesi