Indonesia

Indonesia: Earthquake Appeal No. 30/02 Operations Update No. 3

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Launched on 18 October 2002, seeking CHF 201,736 (as revised budget) for two months for 4,000 beneficiaries)
Period covered: 08 November - 12 December 2002 Final Report expected 30 January 2003

IN BRIEF

Appeal coverage: 95%
Related Appeals: 01133102
Outstanding needs: CHF 10,439

Summary: The Indonesian Red Cross Society - Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) - supported by the Federation delegation has completed the emergency response operation following the earthquake on 10 October 2002 in Indonesia's Papua province. As a result the targeted families (830) have had access to nutritious food, cooking facilities, hygiene items, plastic sheeting for temporary shelter, sleeping mats as bedding and primary medical care, thereby improving basic coping capacities. The first phase of the operation was interrupted due to heavy rain and finally ended on 25 November 2002, ten days later than expected. Difficulties with the availability of some rehabilitation commodities and their sea transportation mean that this phase will now terminate during the first half January 2003, with the final report issued by the end of the month.

Operational Developments

Two months into the earthquake operation, regular monitoring of the situation indicates that basic living conditions of the people impacted by the disaster are slowly improving. Across the affected area, local initiatives are underway to rebuild/repair dwellings and in some places, communities have come together to dig wells.

Latest events: The national government has earmarked one billion Indonesian Rupiah (CHF 160,000) to rebuild/repair the local government infrastructure in Manokwari, including government buildings, schools, public health centres, roads and water systems. Meanwhile, a local government health team has carried out a health campaign throughout Rumberpon Island and will be stationed there for another two months to combat any further health emergencies.

Coordination

Local level coordination continued with SATLAK and sub-district disaster management authorities, through the end of the first phase operation (25 November 2002), covering the selection of beneficiaries in Angi, providing storage facilities and undertaking relief distributions, in addition to the joint health intervention in Rumberpon island. Further assessment and random interviews were carried out jointly at field level to designate the rehabilitation package and mapping the area of operation to avoid any risk of overlap and duplication of beneficiary needs.

Red Cross and Red Crescent action

Due to heavy rain the last Angi distribution was delayed and finally ended 25 November 2002. Altogether 120 of the most affected families were directly assisted in sixteen different villages through the provision of family kits and plastic sheeting, as follows:

Location
No. of Family Kits & Plastic Sheeting
No. of Families
No. of Persons
Angi
120
120
534
Iseren village (under Rumberpon Island)
4
4
19
Previous Distribution: 26 October - 07 November, 2002
Oransbari
84
84
374
Rumberpon Island
304
304
1,338
Ransiki
318
318
1,504
Total first phase distribution
830
830
3,769

Health Assistance: A PMI mobile health team (comprising two nurses, one medical assistant, four volunteers and headed by a government medical officer) was deployed to Rumberpon Island with sufficient medicines for one week's supply for some 350 families. The team's work complemented the local government health services in an area badly affected by the earthquake and also hit by a shortage of health personnel. In total, 88 patients were directly treated by the medical team, while more than 350 families (comprising approximately 1,700 people) have benefited from a health education campaign, carried out simultaneously with the medical assistance programme. A batch of medicines - sufficient for emergency treatment for 1,000 people - including antibiotics, anti-malaria drugs, oral rehydration solution, skin disease treatment, ointments etc, have been handed over to the Ransiki health centre for Angi and Rumberpon Island.

Conclusion

A number of challenges emerged during the reporting period, which delayed the latter stages of the relief distribution and some procurement for the rehabilitation programme currently being implemented following selection - through random interview - of the 100 most affected families in the three worst hit places. Nevertheless, with the cooperation of the local administration and community leaders, the operation as a whole will conclude in the first half of next month to accepted Red Cross Red Crescent standards.

For further details please contact: The Indonesian Red Cross Society (Palang Merah Indonesia) in Jakarta; Tel: +6221 799 2325; Fax: +6221 799 5188; email: pmi@palangmerah.org

International Federation Indonesia Delegation; Tel: +6221 7919 1841, Fax: +6221 7918 0905, email: ifrcid01@ifrc.org

Pepe Sahnela (Regional Disaster Response Coordinator) in Bangkok: Tel: +662 661 6933; mobile: 669 204 6088; email: ifrcth21@ifrc.org

Charles Eldred-Evans/Sandra Rosner (SE Asia Desk) in Geneva; Tel: 41 22 730 4320/4456; Fax: 41 22 733 0395; email: eldred@ifrc.org or rosner@ifrc.org

All International Federation Operations seek to adhere to the Code of Conduct and are committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (SPHERE Project) in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable.

This operation seeks to administer to the immediate requirements of the victims of this disaster. Subsequent operations to promote sustainable development or longer-term capacity building will require additional support, and these programmes are outlined on the Federation's website.

For further information concerning Federation operations in this or other countries, please access the Federation website at http://www.ifrc.org.

John Horekens
Director
Division of External Relations

Simon Missiri
Head
Asia Pacific Department

Annex 1

Indonesia - Papua province earthquake
APPEAL No. 30/2002
PLEDGES RECEIVED
20.12.2002
DONOR
CATEGORY
QUANTITY
UNIT
VALUE CHF
DATE
COMMENT
CASH
REQUESTED IN APPEAL CHF
203'000
TOTAL COVERAGE 94.9%
AUSTRALIAN - RC
15' 000
AUD
12'203
01.11.2002
FOOD PROVISION, FAMILY KITS, DISTRIBUTION
DANISH - RC
185' 000
DKK
36'501
04.11.2002
JAPANESE - RC
12' 700
USD
18'872
04.11.2002
NETHERLANDS - GOVT
25' 000
EUR
36'650
31.10.2002
NEW ZEALAND - GOVT
25' 000
NZD
18'265
18.11.2002
RECEIVED BY RD
SWEDISH - GOVT
250' 000
SEK
40'350
24.10.2002
RELIEF NEEDS
OCHA
20' 000
USD
29'720
25.10.2002
RELIEF ITEMS TRANSPORT
SUB/TOTAL RECEIVED IN CASH
192'561
CHF
94.9%