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03 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

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.

13 Dec 2007 description

JAKARTA, 13 December 2007 (IRIN) - Local officials took action in September 2007 when Mt Kelud in the province of East Java, Indonesia, began showing signs it might erupt.

13 Dec 2007 description

JAKARTA, 13 December 2007 (IRIN) - Local officials took action in September 2007 when Mt Kelud in the province of East Java, Indonesia, began showing signs it might erupt.

05 Nov 2007 description

By Heri Retnowati

SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Indonesia's steaming Mount Kelud volcano was dangerously close to an eruption on Monday as magma pushed through its blocked crater causing boiling water to spill down its sides, a volcanologist said on Monday.

04 Nov 2007 description

Jakarta_(dpa) _ Indonesia's Mount Kelud volcano spewed thick white smoke and ash into the air and down its slopes Sunday, as thousands of residents defied warnings that a powerful eruption from one of the country's most dangerous volcanoes was imminent.

Agus Budianto, of the Centre for Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, said from the nearby monitoring post that Mount Kelud spewed thick, white smoke and ash up to 500 metres into the air.

Budianto also said constant volcanic tremors continued as the temperature of its lake water had risen drastically.

Warning of …

31 Oct 2007 description

Jakarta_(dpa) _ Authorities in Indonesia's densely populated East Java province warned residents living on the slopes of Mount Kelud to stay at temporary shelters as the volcano's risk of a major eruption remained high, officials said Wednesday.

Vulcanologists placed the 1,731-metre volcano on top alert on October 16 and evacuated thousands of people living within 10 kilometres from the crater to makeshift shelters.

However, around 3,000 of more than 5,000 evacuees have returned to their homes on the slopes of the volcano, claiming it wasn't convenient to stay away for …

24 Oct 2007 description

JAKARTA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Indonesian workers around the rumbling Mount Kelud volcano in East Java are unable to harvest cloves and coffee because they are being evacuated from the plantations, the Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday.

The authorities are evacuating residents living within a 10-km (6 mile) zone around the 1,731-metre (5,712-foot) volcano to safer areas, as experts have warned Mount Kelud was liable to erupt.

The order to evacuate more than 100,000 people was made after an alert on one of the country's deadliest volcano -- which is 675 km (420 miles) east of the …

23 Oct 2007 description
report The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: Some dwellers in East Java's Mount Kelud danger zone on Tuesday insisted on staying in the area, ignoring a warning that the volcano could soon erupt.

Metro TV reported that authorities had set Tuesday as the deadline for the evacuation of villagers in Mount Kelud danger zone, which covers a 10-kilometer radius from the crater.

Mount Kelud alert status has been raised to the highest level since last week due to a series of tremors and rising temperature in the crater lake.

In 1990, the volcano, one of the country's deadliest, erupted, killing more than 30 people …

23 Oct 2007 description
map UNOSAT

This map provides a basic overview of the populated areas, infrastructure and topography surrounding the volcano Mt. Kelud (Kelut), eastern Java. Population estimates evacuated from the threatened sub-districts (Kecamatan) were obtained from the OCHA situation report no. 2 of 18 October 2007. This is a preliminary map, and the information shown has not yet been validated in the field.

19 Oct 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Elizabeth Kiem

NEW YORK, USA, 19 October 2007 - Over 100,000 people have been evacuated from the region within 10 km of Mt. Kelud, as officials continue to monitor volcanic activity from the East Java volcano.

Tens of thousands of residents in the Kediri and Blithar Districts have heeded the level-four warning, but many are remaining on their property.

"People are reluctant to go away for very long," said UNICEF Indonesia Director of Emergency Operations Mansoor Ali. "Even if they do go away for the night, they tend to come back during the day to do harvesting.

19 Oct 2007 description

This report is prepared by the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator's Office in Jakarta based on the information provided by the National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management (BAKORNAS PB), the Team for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Observation in Blitar, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), OXFAM GB, and media reports.

SITUATION

1. The Team for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Observation in Blitar reported today that the temperature of water in the crater continues to increase, albeit slowly. The highest level of alert (level 4) is still in force.

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19 Oct 2007 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 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the situation and the information available at this time.

19 Oct 2007 description
report HOPE worldwide

Close to half a million people remain vulnerable to very possible eruption of Mount Kelud, in East Java. On October 16th 2007, The Government has urge evacuation of the 116,000 residents of the most vulnerable villages across the hills of the volcano within 8 miles distance from the volcano. Efforts has been taken to clear pathways for anticipated 30 million meter cubic lava flows through the rivers should the eruption take place .

19 Oct 2007 description

By Heri Retnowati

NGANCAR, Indonesia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities are maintaining pressure on residents living close to a volcano in eastern Java to evacuate to safer areas, as an expert warned on Friday that Mount Kelud was still liable to erupt.

18 Oct 2007 description

This situation report is prepared by the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator's Office in Jakarta based on the information provided by the National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Management (BAKORNAS PB), the Team for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Observation in Blitar, Provincial Coordination Unit for Disaster Management (SATKORLAK PB) in Surabaya, and media reports.

SITUATION

1.

17 Oct 2007 description

One of Indonesia's most deadly volcanoes, Mount Kelud, located on the island of Java, is likely to erupt. The Government of Indonesia (GoI) has ordered the evacuation of over 30,000 local inhabitants from over 100 nearby villages. Mount Kelud is only 90 km from Indonesia's second largest city, Surabaya with a population of approximately 3 million people.

Mount Kelud has been threatening for weeks to erupt, but with over 300 small earthquakes measured in recent days, scientists now believe an eruption is imminent.

17 Oct 2007 description

Executive Summary

16 October 2007: Government raised the status of a volcano to level 4, the highest alert level and recommended people evacuate the area immediately.

17 Oct 2007 description

By Heri Retnowati

KEDIRI, Indonesia, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Fears of an imminent eruption prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents near Indonesia's Mount Kelud on Wednesday, but many flouted the order and stayed at their homes around the rumbling Javanese volcano.

The alert on the volcano, one of Indonesia's deadliest and located 90 km (55 miles) southwest of its second-largest city, Surabaya, was raised to maximum late on Tuesday, meaning it could erupt within 24 hours.

Authorities had ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 people from a 10-km (6-mile) zone near …