• Incidence of disasters decreases by 37 per cent
• 3,287 people (1,019 families) displaced by Mt. Sinabung’s eruption in February 2014 are still living in IDP shelters
• BNPB is conducting field studies to improve regulations
Natural Disasters (July - September 2014)
Natural Disaster - 139
Total Affected population- 78,484
Casualties - 38
Incidence of disasters continue dropping
Floods, landslides and whirlwinds affected 78,484
Over the last three months, hydrometeorological disasters remain the most common and continue to have the greatest humanitarian impact. The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported a total of 139 natural disaster events, resulted in 78,484 affected persons, 38 casualties and 2,901 damaged houses.
As depicted in the graph below, showing the number of hydrometeorological disasters from April – September for the years 2012 – 2014, the steady decline of disasters during this period is not uncommon; with the exceptions of July 2012 and August 2014 (bolded). This trend is attributed to the dry season that usually begins in March and ends in October. Additionally, although the incidence has decreased the affected figures have doubled since the previous reporting, likely indicating that the scale of disasters has increased.
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