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09 May 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

16 Jul 2007 description

Funds Sent To:

Church World Service, Indonesia (CWSI) - US$ 10,712

Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) - US$ 5,556

Yayasan Tanggul Bencana Indonesia (YTBI) - US$ 25,363

Amount Sent: US$ 41,631

Date: 16 July 2007

Details of Payment

Emergency: Eruption of Mount Gamkonora in Halmahera, North Maluku Province

Date of Emergency: 9 July 2007

Implementing Partner: CWSI, YEU and YTBI

Details of the Emergency: More than 9,000 people have been evacuated from an area surrounding Mount Gamkonora in Halmahera, North Maluku province, eastern Indonesia, since it started spitting …

16 Jul 2007 description

JAKARTA, July 16 (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled a volcano in eastern Indonesia are being advised they can start returning to their homes after a lull in activity, an official said on Monday.

The alert status was raised to maximum a week ago after Mount Gamkonora, on the remote island of Halmahera, started shooting out towering columns of ash and smoke, sparking concerns of a major eruption.

About 12,000 people fled the area to shelter in temporary camps, or stayed with friends and relatives in safer locations.

Saut Simatupang, head of Indonesia's Vulcanology Survey, …

16 Jul 2007 description

Pakistan and India

Like many tenant farmers in flood-affected parts of Pakistan, Nawaz and his family have lost their roof, their entire crop, and their goats.

Even before the recent storms and flooding, they eked out a difficult existence. Now, they find themselves in an even more precarious position, and need immediate assistance.

15 Jul 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

13 Jul 2007 description

JAKARTA, July 13 (Reuters) - An Indonesian volcano resumed shooting out flaming rocks on Friday, while thousands more people fled the mountain in the remote east of the country as ash clouds showered nearby villages, an official said.

After a quiet spell, a series of volcanic earthquakes jolted the area around Mount Gamkonora, which started emitting towering columns of ash and smoke last week, said Saut Simatupang, head of Indonesia's Vulcanological Survey.

The flaming material spitting from the volcano, which towers above the island of Halmahera in North Maluku …

13 Jul 2007 description

SITUATION: More than 9,000 people have been evacuated from an area surrounding Mount Gamkonora in Halmahera, North Maluku province, eastern Indonesia, during volcanic eruptions this week. Ash and smoke from the volcano have forced the evacuations of 9,328 people, Church World Service Indonesia reports.

12 Jul 2007 description
map UNOSAT

This map provides a basic overview of the populated areas, infrastructure and topography surrounding the erupting volcano Mt. Gamkonora. Population estimates have been provided for the two affected sub-districts of Ibu and Sahu, as well as within a zone of 20km of the volcano crater. These population estimates have been obtained from the LandScan 2004 global dataset. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

11 Jul 2007 description

JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Gamkonora has started spitting out flaming rocks and sending showers of sparks into the air, indicating the volcano in the east of the country is likely to erupt, an official said on Wednesday.

Thousands of people living close to the volcano have been evacuated since it started sending out towering columns of ash and smoke on Saturday.

11 Jul 2007 description

By Adhityani Arga

JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Gamkonora has started spitting out flaming rocks and sending showers of sparks into the air, indicating the volcano in the east of the country is likely to erupt, an official said on Wednesday.

Thousands of people living close to the volcano have been evacuated since it started sending out towering columns of ash and smoke on Saturday, with panic reported in some areas nearby.

Flaming material started to appear on Tuesday evening, indicating magma was approaching the crater's surface, said Saut Simatupang, …

11 Jul 2007 description

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10 Jul 2007 description

JAKARTA, July 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians have been evacuated around Mount Gamkonora in the east of the country after the volcano started sending out huge columns of ash and smoke, officials said on Tuesday.

No casualties or damage have been reported, but the volcano remained a big threat and the highest alert level was in place, said Saut Simatupang, head of Indonesia's Vulcanological Survey.

The official said smoke started emerging from the volcano on Saturday, with ash columns appearing on Monday.

"The peak of the eruption took place on Monday, when it spit …

10 Jul 2007 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Jul 10, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 4000 people have left their homes since Monday as the Mt.

10 Jul 2007 description

This report is developed by HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), Provincial Executing Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) of North Maluku Province, Medicin Sans Frontier (MSF) Belgium, USAID, and media reports.

SITUATION

1. Mount Gamkonora, located in South Ibu Sub-district, West Halmahera District, North Maluku Province, erupted yesterday at 14:50 hrs East Indonesian Time or 12:50 Jakarta time.

10 Jul 2007 description

Jakarta_(dpa) _ Thousands of villagers living on the slopes of Mount Gamkonora in the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku have been evacuated as the volcano spewed hot ash and smoke into the sky for the second straight day, officials said Tuesday.

No casualties or damage have been reported, but the volcano remained a threat because several eruptions, including three major explosions recorded on Tuesday with ash columns and smoke emerging from its crater, said Imam Barkah, head of the disaster coordination centre in West Halmahera district.

More than 8,000 residents from nine …