AHA Centre Flash Update #3: Flooding in Sentani, Indonesia – 19 March 2019



• The Head of BNPB, Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO), directs the coordination meeting as well as evaluating the handling of the emergency. Accompanied by the Head of the Basarnas and the Deputy Governor of Papua, the Head of BNPB delivered an immediate evaluation of the field review today. According to the review, the focus is now on the management of the Internally Displaced Population (IDP), provision of relief, protection of the children, and to ensure that health is given attention in evacuation camps.

• During the 14-day emergency response period, daily coordination meeting will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. at the Jayapura Regency Office. The coordination meeting will be led by the Papua Provincial BPBD Chief.

• Assessment on the total loss and damages continues to be clearer as more data keeps on coming.

• More affected people are choosing to stay in evacuation camps because of the trauma. As a result, the number of IDPs continues to grow.

• Public kitchen and health service posts have been established, and basic necessities are provided by the Government. However, there are still some urgent needs (identified above).

• The joint SAR Team will continue its operations. There is also a need for heavy equipment (excavators) to improve and hasten rescue and retrieval.

• AHA Centre is continuously monitoring the event for significant developments.