Indonesia - Flash Flood (DG ECHO, BMKG, BNPB, AHA Centre, IFRC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 March 2019)

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  • Following the floods and landslides in Sentani District (Jayapura Province), the number of dead has increased.
  • According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), as of 19 March, 89 people are dead, 74 are missing and 159 injured. 6 831 people are housed in 15 evacuation centres. 58 625 people have been affected and 350 houses damaged.
  • National authorities are handling rescue and emergency activities and the Social Affairs Ministry has spent USD 140 538 on disaster relief in Jayapura Province.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the area.