Indonesia: Humanitarian Snapshot Jan - May 2017 (as of 5 June 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 05 Jun 2017 View Original

In May, floods reported in northern parts of the country, including in East Luwu District of South Sulawesi Selatan on 12 May casued seven deaths and 11 injuries. In East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra and West Sumatra, floods caused one death and at least 32,000 people temporarily displaced.

BMKG reported that majority of the country experience normal dry seasons, with delayed start in its many parts including in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.

A landslide caused by torrential rain in East Luwu District of South Sulawesi Selatan on 12 May resulted in seven deaths, 11 injuries and damaged at least 14 houses. Local government declared an emergency response between 12 and 18 May, and provided relief assistance.

Flood water of up to three meters hit West Kutai District of East Kalimantan between 10 and 13 May, affecting at least 25,600 people. Local government is providing assistance.

On 20 May, Mt. Sinabung, an active volcano, in Karo, North Sumatra province, erupted spewing volcanic ash up to 4 km in the air.While the latest eruption did not cause additional displacement, an estimated 2,900 people have been in internally displaced person sites since June 2015 and an additional 4,350 people are in other temporary shelters or host communities as a result of previous eruptions. An alert level IV remains in effect for Mt. Sinabung in anticipation of additional eruptions. 7,250 people remain displaced

Despite the majority of the country now in the dry season, floods occurred in Bulungan and Nunukan Districts of North Kalimantan, West Kotawaringin District of Central Kalimantan and Langkat District of North Sumatra between 22 and 27 May, triggering the temporary evacuation of approximately 7,000 people. The flood in Nunukan District caused one death. Local governments have responded to the situation and provided basic relief assistance.

Following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Poso Regency of Central Sulawesi at 21.35 local time of 29 May and at 10 kilometres deep, BNPB reported no fatalities, 21 people injured, 170 people displaced, and 250 houses and 22 other building are damaged at various level. The local government declared a 7-day emergency response period and provided relief assistance

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