Indonesia: Floods - DREF n° MDRID007 Final Report

Situation Report
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CHF339,096 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries who were affected by the inundation of flood waters across Jakarta during the first months of 2013.

Period covered by this final report:
17 January 2013 - 16 April 2013


Heavy rains along with exceptionally high sea tides caused many parts of Jakarta to become inundated in flood waters on 16 January 2013.

Ongoing heavy rains compounded by poorly maintained canals and exceptionally high water levels caused the dike of Ciliwung River to collapse. As a result, flood waters quickly immersed both the lower housing developments as well as the more developed business districts of the city.

At its peak, the floods immersed more than 97,000 homes and affected almost 250,000 people. Up to 20 people were reported killed, while at least 33,500 were forced to abandon their homes and be evacuated from low-lying areas of the capital; businesses were disrupted and travellers stranded.

Since the first day of the flood, the Indonesian Red Cross/Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) has been involved in the relief operation through the evacuation of displaced communities and provision of basic first aid support. PMI also provided relief support with cooked food, relief items, drinking water, emergency health services, hygiene awareness and psychosocial support activities. Later in the flood response, they also engaged in the early clean-up operation and provided hygiene kits and domestic environmental kits along with hygiene awareness programmes to assist flood-affected families to return and restore their damaged homes to a habitable condition.

In line with International Federation reporting standards, this final report provides an overview of the activities completed under this DREF operation. With expenditure that was slightly lower than anticipated, a balance of CHF 6,502 will be returned to the DREF.

Replenishment funds for this operation have been received from Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, Tsunami residual funds, and Kraft Foods. Major donors to the DREF include the Irish, Italian, Netherlands and Norwegian governments, and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO).