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Indonesia: Flash Floods and Landslides in South Sulawesi Province OCHA Situation Report No. 5

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Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0117
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
INDONESIA ñ Flash Floods and Landslides in South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan Provinces

This report is based on information received from the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Office in Jakarta.

I. SITUATION

SOUTH SULAWESI PROVINCE

The Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) South Sulawesi reported the following impact of recent flash floods and landslides in South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan Provinces:

[<br>]
Affected persons
Houses
Schools
District
Missing
Displaced
Heavily
damaged
Slightly
damaged
Heavily
damaged
Slightly
damaged
Sinjai
10
8,236
489
11
31
[<br>]
Jeneponto
[<br>]
[<br>]
11
73
2
1
Bulukumba
[<br>]
332
2,841
184
[<br>]
8
Bantaeng
[<br>]
19
850
[<br>]
3
[<br>]
Luwu Utara
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
1,020
[<br>]
3
Bone
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
Gowa
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
Sidrap
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
Selayar
[<br>]
[<br>]
70
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
Wajo
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
[<br>]
Soppeng
[<br>]
[<br>]
43
109
[<br>]
22
Total
10
8,587
4,304
1,397
36
34

The death toll remains at 226.

1. The local media reports that road access to Kindang village in Bulukumba district has been cut off. Work is underway to clear the roads using one excavator and one loader. Additional heavy equipment is needed to speed up progress.

GORONTALO PROVINCE

2. SATKORLAK PB Gorontalo reports that conditions are improving. Only a small number of areas in Kota Selatan and Kota Timur sub-districts remain flooded. The number of displaced persons in the area has dropped significantly from over 5,000 to around 1,000.

SOUTH KALIMANTAN PROVINCE

3. SATKORLAK PB South Kalimantan reports that the rain has stopped. Banjar and Tanahbumbu districts are the most affected areas. In Banjar the number of IDPs has reached roughly 40,000 (or 8,644 households).

4. The death toll stands at six (one in Kotabaru and five in Tanahbumbu). Two persons are still missing in Tanahlaut.

5. Access to the affected areas is limited. In Tanahbaru district, six sub-districts with 300 households have been cut off. Stocks of food and medical supplies are limited.

II.NATIONAL RESPONSE

SOUTH SULAWESI PROVINCE

6. The local government continues to mobilize heavy equipment, clean water and food supplies.

GORONTALO PROVINCE

7. Members of House of Representatives (MPR) and Parliament (DPR) will visit the affected areas on 4 to 5 July to discuss emergency operations with the local government.

SOUTH KALIMANTAN PROVINCE

8. The local government has submitted a request to the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB) for an emergency response fund of Rp.2 billion (equivalent to US$210,500).

9. The Health Office has established health posts at evacuation sites. It is also providing advocacy on clean water and sanitation and distributing water purification tablets. The Office continues to monitor communicable disease control and conduct inter-sectoral coordination on emergency response.

III. INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

10. OXFAM GB is in contact with PMI South Sulawesi for possible assistance of 1,000 hygiene kits.

11. The UN RC/HC Office in Jakarta will continue to be in close contact with pertinent government and non-government institutions, as well as the Indonesian Red Cross to monitor the situation in South Sulawesi, Gorontalo and South Kalimantan Provinces.

IV. REQUIRED ASSISTANCE

SOUTH SULAWESI PROVINCE

12. SATKORLAK PB says food and clean water are needed.

SOUTH KALIMANTAN PROVINCE

13. SATKORLAK PB South Kalimantan says rice, instant noodles, and medical supplies are needed.

14. The Provincial Health says that water purification tablets and sanitation facilities are needed.

Tel.: +41-22-917 12 34
Fax: +41-22-917 0023
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In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officer:
Mr. Guido Galli - direct Tel. +41-22-917 3171
Ms. Magalie Salazar - direct Tel. +41-22-917-1669

Press contact:
(in GVA) Ms. Elizabeth. Byrs - direct Tel. +41-22-917 2653
(in NY) Ms. Stephanie Bunker - direct Tel. + 1-917 367 5126

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