Indonesia: Mt. Kelud Volcano - Feb 2014
Indonesia's Mt. Kelud volcano erupted on 13 Feb 2014, causing volcanic ash to drift across Java. Over the first few days, the eruption affected 201,228 people (58,341 families) from 35 villages in three districts: Blitar, Kediri, and Malang. The Governor of East Java declared a state of emergency until the 14 Mar. By 14 Feb, seven deaths had been recorded. The number of displaced people had reduced to 100,248, who had evacuated and camped across the province in 172 camps set up to cater for their basic needs. Over the following days, some of the displaced moved and found refuge with family and friends. By 18 Feb, a total of 83,088 people from 40 villages were still in the camps. Almost 30,000 houses and public buildings have been inundated with ash, with over 11,000 destroyed. On 20 Feb, the National Volcanology Centre decreased Mt. Kelud’s alert status from the highest level IV (Danger) to level III (Alert), with a 5km exclusion zone from the crater. People were urged not to carry out any activities within the 5km radius of the crater and along the river banks, and to be vigilant to the possibility of cold lava flows. (IFRC, 3 Mar 2014)
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Jakarta, 25 March 2014 Ref: ARES(2014)913081 Press Release
The European Commission has allocated € 100,000 (approx. IDR 1.5 billion) in assistance to the victims of the volcanic eruptions in eastern Java, Indonesia which left thousands with no home.
On 13 February 2014, the volcano Mount Kelud in the eastern parts of Indonesia’s Java province was shaken by a series of violent eruptions. At least seven people were killed and 70 injured. Approximately 100,000 people were displaced and some 20,000 houses damaged or destroyed.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Wed, March 05 2014, 11:04 AM
The government is to provide seeds to victims of the eruptions from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra and Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, to help recover their livelihoods, says a minister.
Agriculture Minister Suswono said on Tuesday that his ministry had allocated Rp 129 billion [US$11 million] to mitigate the impact the Mt. Sinabung eruption had on farmland and another Rp 103 billion to farmers affected by the Mt. Kelud eruption.
The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported 145 Disaster events – with whirlwinds being the most common followed by landslides and floods – resulting in a total of 26 deaths, at least 309,818 people affected and 40,628 houses damaged.
Mt. Kelud, East Java, erupted on 13 February killing seven people and prompting the evacuation of approximately 201,228 people from Blitar, Kediri, and Malang Districts to displacement centers across those regions.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Sun, March 09 2014, 7:58 PM
The reconstruction of houses affected by Mount Kelud’s eruption is entering the final stage with 12,184 houses having been repaired at a total cost of Rp 55 billion (US$4.80 billion) since the project started on Feb. 24.
Of a total target of 12,304 houses in the three regencies of Malang, Blitar, and Kediri, 99 percent have now been fixed.
Only 120 houses have not been fully repaired.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Wed, March 05 2014, 7:09 PM
The recent eruption of Mt. Kelud in Kediri, East Java, has disrupted springs in four districts causing local residents to suffer from clean water shortages.
The disruptions have occurred in four districts, namely Ngancar, Plosoklaten, Kepung and Puncu.
The Kediri Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson, Adi Suwignyo, said that besides covering the springs with volcanic materials, pipelines from the springs to water tanks were also damaged in the eruption.
La espectacular erupción del volcán Kelud en Java ha afectado en los últimas días a alrededor de 200.000 personas. Al mismo tiempo, la situación humanitaria de las poblaciones desplazadas tras la erupción del volcán Sinabung, en la isla de Sumatra, se agrava
(Extract) A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster On 2 February 2014, The Indonesian Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Centre (BVMG) set the status of Kelud volcano from NORMAL to AWARE. Eight days later, on 10 February at 16:00, the status was raised to ALERT.
On 13 February 2014 at 21:15, BVMG then increased the status further from ALERT (Level III) to DANGER (Level IV).
Apriadi Gunawan and Wahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Karo, North Sumatra/Malang, East Java | Headlines | Tue, February 25 2014, 9:53 AM
Thousands of residents who have returned to their villages after being evacuated due to the eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra and Mt. Kelud in East Java have found their lives to be harder than ever.
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By Dwi Handono, Save the Children, Indonesia
“I was afraid that rocks and fire would fall on me”, says Juniar, an 11-year old girl from the tiny village of Gogorejo in Indonesia.
Despite living within 10km of Mount Kelud, Juniar did not know that her home was in a disaster-prone area. When the volcano erupted on the night of 13 February, her father woke her and her little brother up.
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