Indonesia

Indonesia - Earthquake Information Report No.2

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Situation Report
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Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0059
IMPACT

1. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE IMPACT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVES THAT HIT IRIAN JAYA ON 17 FEBRUARY 1996. THE DEATH TOLL HAS INCREASED TO 104 IN THE DISTRICTS OF BIAK (97), MANOKWARI (4) AND YAPEN WAROPEN (3), WITH 57 MISSING, 43 SERIOUSLY AND 362 SLIGHTLY INJURED. 992 HOUSES WERE WASHED AWAY OR COMPLETELY DESTROYED, THE MAJORITY IN BIAK DISTRICT (858). 2,527 HOUSES SUFFERED SEVERE AND 901 MINOR DAMAGE. OUT OF 3,329 PERSONS WHO WERE EVACUATED IN THE DISTRICT OF MANOKWARI, 1,075 ARE STAYING WITH THEIR RELATIVES AND THE REMAINDER ARE OCCUPYING TENTS.

2. PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE IN THE THREE DISTRICTS INCLUDES: 95 SCHOOLS, 48 TEACHERS' HOUSES, 67 VILLAGE HALLS, 77 PRAYER BUILDINGS, 19 HEALTH CENTRES. FIVE (5) WATER CANALS, 3 SOLAR CELL UNITS AND 1 ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY STATION AS WELL AS 10 HA OF PLANTATION WERE DAMAGED IN BIAK, 120 WOODEN MOTOR BOATS IN MANOKWARI AND A DIKE IN KAIPURI VILLAGE, YAPEN WAROPEN DISTRICT.

3. THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE IN JAYAPURA HAS RECORDED OVER 200 AFTERSHOCKS MEASURING BETWEEN 3 AND 5 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

4. LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARMED FORCES AND RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS ORGANIZED EVACUATION, DISTRIBUTION OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE RELIEF AID, A MASS KITCHEN TO FEED MORE THAN 1,000 COASTAL RESIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES.

5. TRANSPORT PROBLEMS ARE THE BIGGEST CONSTRAINT FOR THE RELIEF OPERATION. HELICOPTERS ARE NEEDED TO REACH REMOTE VILLAGES AND SMALLER ISLANDS NEAR BIAK. BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS AND HIGH WAVES HAVE HAMPERED THE DELIVERY OF RELIEF SUPPLIES BY BOAT.

6. A BAKORNAS ASSESSMENT TEAM CONSISTING OF STAFF FROM THE MINISTRIES OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS, PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, MINING AND HOME AFFAIRS AND THE ARMED FORCES DEPARTED TO BIAK TODAY ON BOARD A HERCULES AIRCRAFT CARRYING RELIEF SUPPLIES. THE RELIEF ITEMS PROVIDED BY THE MINISTRIES OF PUBLIC WORKS, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, PEOPLE'S WELFARE, HEALTH AND THE AGENCY FOR NATIONAL LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATION (BULAG) AS WELL AS UNDP, INCLUDE: 36 TENTS, 5,300 BLANKETS, 500 KG OF MEDICINE, 2 AMBULANCES, 2 WATER PUMPS, WATER CONTAINERS, MINERAL WATER, CLOTHING, FOOD, KEROSENE LAMPS, AND PLASTIC SHEETING. THE MISSION IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO JAKARTA ON 27 FEBRUARY.

7. MINISTRY OF HEALTH IS SENDING 12 MEDICAL STAFF TO THE DISASTER AREA FROM SURABAYA AND 20 PHYSICIANS FROM JAKARTA.

8. RELIEF ITEMS SPECIFIED IN INFREP NO.1 PARA 5 ARE STILL REQUIRED. MEDICAL SUPPLY SITUATION IS BEING UPDATED WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH. BLANKETS AND CLEAN WATER ARE ALSO NEEDED.

9. UNDP ALLOCATED US $25,000 FOR THE LOCAL PURCHASE OF BLANKETS, PLASTIC SHEETING, FOOD AND RELIEF SUPPORT COSTS.

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