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12 Feb 2018 description

Regional Summary for Week 06 (5-11 Feb) & Outlook for Week 07 (12-18 Feb)

  1. Week 06 was dominated by hydro-meteorological disasters, including floods and landslides in Malaysia,
    Indonesia and Philippines. All disasters were within the capacity of government agencies of ASEAN member states. Approximately 974,316 people in ASEAN region were affected.

  2. Alert Status for Mount Agung (Bali, Indonesia) reduced to Alert Level III (Watch) from 10 Feb 2018, with mandatory exclusion zone reduced to 4 km radius (BNPB; PVMBG).

05 Feb 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ADRA Indonesia and HelpAge International conducted an assessment from 17 – 20 December in Bali, Indonesia, to identify the current impact of the Mt. Agung eruption on surrounding communities, and project what the impact would likely be if an eruption similar to 1963 occurred.

26 Jan 2018 description

VDAP Crisis Teams Respond to Indonesia’s Agung Volcano

25 Jan 2018 description

EDITOR'S NOTE

Happy New Year, fellow ASEANers!

It is with excitement we bring you our 35th edition.
From The Column’s beginnings in 2015, our goal was to become the number one reference for disaster management in the ASEAN region.

Fast-forward to the new year of 2018 and this optimism lives on. We believe The Column shall not only become the number one reference in ASEAN, but also outside the region, as ASEAN works towards becoming a global leader, as well as a centre for excellence on disaster management.

22 Jan 2018 description

Regional Tally

Affected population: 1,148,951*

AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.

15 Jan 2018 description

Regional Tally

Affected population: 949,044*

AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.

08 Jan 2018 description

AFGHANISTAN

Since 1 January, more than 1,000 people have been displaced from Nangarhar to Kabul. Military operations in Kapisa reportedly also displaced 2,000 people within the province, while nearly 1,000 people from three neighboring provinces were also displaced into Kapisa. In 2017, more than 448,000 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, an average of more than 1,200 people every day. The highest number of displaced people was recorded in Nangarhar Province (123,538 IDPs), followed by Kunduz (39,550 IDPs) and Badghis (26,659 IDPs).

08 Jan 2018 description

Regional Tally

Affected population: 988,438*

*AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.

20 Dec 2017 description

East Asia and Pacific

Affected areas: Aceh, Bali, Central Java, East Java, Lombok and North Sumatra
Cause of displacement: Disaster
Figures: More than 102,000 new displacements between 25 November and 13 December

Context

15 Dec 2017 description

The Australian Government will provide humanitarian support for communities affected by volcanic activity in Bali, Indonesia.

Indonesian authorities have established an exclusion zone around Mt Agung, and have evacuated at least 70,000 local residents.

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help meet the needs of 17,000 people who have been displaced from their homes, including the provision of clean drinking water, shelter, sanitation services and medical care. This assistance will also support farmers and workers who have lost their livelihoods.

13 Dec 2017 description

Jakarta, 13 December 2017 – Following a series of eruptions of Mount Agung volcano in Indonesia’s island of Bali since late September, the European Commission is making available 100 000 EUR (approx. IDR 1.6 billion) to deliver emergency relief assistance to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 11 000 people in some of the worst-hit districts of Bangli, Bulenleng, Gianyar, and Karangasem.

13 Dec 2017 description
  • Volcanoes become geo-engineering laboratories

  • Repeat of 1963 Bali eruption could cool planet

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.

(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation)

11 Dec 2017 description

Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

The summit can be seen clearly, sometimes it was covered by fog. A 1000-2000 thin mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from CCTV (Batulompeh). Effusive eruption slowly occured and was followed by a short duration of earthquake blow.

Earthquake:

​Earthquake eruption : once.

08 Dec 2017 description

Friday, 8 December 2017 ​​​​ Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

The summit can be seen clearly due to fog. A 500-1,500 thin greyish and mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from Batulompeh CCTV. Effusive eruption slowly occured.

Earthquake: