Indonesia: OCHA Consolidated Situation Report No. 169

21 - 27 February 2004
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Provincial Updates




Floods had caused displacement of people in some parts of Jakarta. The most affected areas were East and West Jakarta. The highest number of displaced people was 12,455 people on 20 February evening. These displaced people gradually returned to their homes on the following days, as floodwater subsided. However, some 100 people in Tegal Alur sub-sub-district of Kalideres sub-district, West Jakarta, remained displaced until Tuesday (24 Feb.).

PMI undertakes a post-flood assessment in the various affected areas on Thursday (26 Feb.).

Indramayu, West Java

According to Satlak PBP Indramayu on Wednesday (25 Feb.), floods in Indramayu, which affected 185 villages in 25 sub-districts, have receded. Currently, local authorities are more concerned with post-flood-related diseases. On Wednesday (25 Feb.), a coordination meeting took place at the provincial level to anticipate any possible post-flood-related diseases.

PMI undertakes assessment in the flood-affected areas in Indramayu district on Thursday (26 Feb.) and will send a team of medical professionals to provide post-flood-health services.

Lahat, South Sumatra

According to Satlak PBP Lahat on Tuesday (24 Feb.), 18 households were still displaced in temporary shelters provided by the Local Government, as a result of the flash floods in Lahat on 12 February. The Local Government plans to relocate these displaced families to a safer area in the near future. Local authority said that cooking utensils and school materials were needed by these flood victims.

Tebing Tinggi, North Sumatra

The Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday (25 Feb.), that torrential rain caused floods in Tebing Tinggi on Monday (23 Feb.). According to Satlak PBP Tebing Tinggi, the floods affected 1,600 HH in Rambutan and 157 HH in Padang Hilir sub-districts. The floodwater level was between 30 cm to 100 cm, but it receded on Tuesday (24 Feb.).


West Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday (22 Feb.) at 13:46:29 PM local time. The epicenter of the quake was in Mentawai Strait, which is approximately 83 kilometers southeast of Padang city, West Sumatra, at a depth of 77 kilometers. According to the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency on Sunday (22 Feb.), the intensity of the quake was felt in Padang city at IV - V MMI.

According to Satkorlak PBP West Sumatra on Wednesday (25 Feb.), the most affected areas included Sutera, Batang Kapas, Bayang, Lunang Silaut and Koto XI Tarusan sub-districts of Pesisir Selatan district. One person was reported dead and 9 others were injured. The quake also damaged 92 houses (10 of them were heavily damaged) and 3 places of worship.

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Tanah Datar district, West Sumatra Province on 16 February at 21:44:32 PM local time. According to PMI on Thursday (26 Feb.), some of the earthquake victims in Tanah Datar district remained displaced. On Wednesday (25 Feb.), PMI distributed 250 family kits and mosquito nets in the Pesisir Selatan and Tanah Datar districts.

Nabire, Papua

Kompas reported on Wednesday (25 Feb.), that some schools have resumed their activities in Nabire by establishing "emergency classrooms" in the field near the original schools. The priority was given to students of 6th grade, third year students of SMP and SMU. A 6.9 on Richter scale earthquake hit Nabire district, Central Papua Province on 6 February 2004.

A local newspaper, Papua Post quoted the Coordinating Minister of People's Welfare, Jusuf Kalla, on Tuesday (24 Feb.), saying that the Government of Indonesia has allocated IDR 150 billion (USD 18 million) for victims of natural disaster and disease outbreak in Indonesia. Meanwhile on Wednesday (25 Feb.), it was reported that the Chief of Army, Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu, donated IDR 1 billion (USD 119,048) for the victims of Nabire earthquake.

Chief of Nabire Local Emergency Team, Moh. Son Ani, said on Wednesday (25 Feb.) that school activities have not been resumed yet due to damaged school buildings and other related facilities. According to him, the Local Government is still working on provision of tents for temporary emergency schools.

Moh. Son Ani also informed that some IDPs remain staying in tents and his office needs some 2,000 tents. He added that assistance from the Government of Japan (120 generators, 3,000 blankets and 70 tents) has arrived in Nabire.

2. ACEH (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam)

General Situation

Various local press reported that 9 civilians and 21 GAM members were killed in Aceh province.

A local newspaper, Serambi, reported on Wednesday (25 Feb.), that an investigation team from Sweden would visit Indonesia in March 2004 to follow up on the investigation of GAM leaders, including Hasan Tiro, who was accused for the violations of law and acts of terrorism.

The Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday (25 Feb.), that 6 Acehnese student activists (of which 3 women) have disappeared after being taken by BRIMOB personnel from their homes. According to Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) in Aceh, three activists had already been released, but the other three are still missing.

Population Movement

IOM reported that as of Wednesday (25 Feb.), the total number of IDPs in the province is 5,084 persons (1,163 HH) in 5 districts. In South Aceh district, 110 persons (27 HH) in Pucuk Lembang village decided to return to Lhok Bengkuang camp, while 69 persons (24 HH) in Panton Bili village returned to Trumon camp since their houses are still improper to be inhabited.


General Situation and Population Movement

Nothing to report


General Situation

A local newspaper, Ambon Ekspress, reported on Saturday (21 Feb.), that hundreds of people from Batu Merah village blocked the road on Friday (20 Feb.) because a community member was killed and the body was discovered in Hunuth village, Baguala sub-district of Ambon City. The Police has taken the body for autopsy and is still investigating the incident.

Ambon Ekspress reported on Tuesday (24 Feb.), that unknown people damaged some rooms at a temporary barracks allocated for IDPs from Poka-Rumah Tiga on Sunday (22 Feb.).

A local newspaper, Info Baru, quoted the Director of Haulussy public hospital in Ambon, J. Manuputy, on Tuesday (24 Feb.), saying that two patients exposed to rabies have died. According to him, the patients received the standard attention required in handling such case but unfortunately the virus had already spread extensively in the patients.

Population Movement

Ambon Ekspress reported on Wednesday (25 Feb.), that 256 displaced families in Lateri village of Ambon City returned to their original villages of Poka and Rumah Tiga on Tuesday (24 Feb.). The return was facilitated by government and witnessed by the TNI and police. The returnees took up temporary residence in seven barracks.


General Situation and Population Movement

Nothing to report


General Situation

A local newspaper, Papua Post, reported on Tuesday (24 Feb.), that Papuan Customary Council (Dewan Adat Papua) held a meeting from 22 to 26 February in Biak. The meeting was officially opened by the Head District of Biak Numfor. Some 700 representatives of tribal groups in Papua attended the meeting. The meeting was aimed at seeking ways to return basic rights of the indigenous people of Papua so that enable them to take part in the on-going development of the province.


General Situation and Population Movement

Nothing to report.



Nothing to report.



From 10 to 14 February, UNDP conducted a mapping of conflict sensitive development responses in Central Sulawesi.

From 11 to 16 February, UNDP/ILO conducted a preliminary assessment on local economic development in Poso district.

From 24 to 28 February, WFP visited Central Sulawesi to assess implementation of its programme in Poso district.

Water and Sanitation

From 25 to 26 February, CARE conducted training on maintenance of water system for water committees in Tojo sub-district.


Food Security and Agriculture

Mercy Corps provided funds to an LNGO, Yayasan Fata Nara, for distribution of fisheries tools for 224 HH in Banda Eli and Banda Ui villages of Ambon Island. The funds come from Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) administered by OCHA.


IMC conducted a health education sessions on breast feeding and supplementary food, malaria, skin disease, diarrhoea and family planning, as well as made medical consultations for 1,197 patients in Seram and Buru Island.

JRS provided supplementary food for 197 children in four IDPs camps on Ambon Islands.


Under its education programme, JRS provided incentives for six teachers and tutors at an emergency elementary school and learning group in Waibcalit and Metar villages, South North Buru sub-district of Buru Island.

Under its ENACT programme, SC UK conducted workshops on "Convention on the Rights of the Child" and "Child Protection and Youth Participation and Interaction for children, youth and adults on Ambon Island". Thirty six participants attended the workshop.

Economic Recovery and Infrastructure

Under its income generating programme, JRS provided assistance on planning small business activities for five displaced families in Passo and Waihaong villages of Ambon City.



From 20 February to 8 March, FAO conducted assessment in the Northern and Southern part of the province to identify beneficiaries of its Complete Small Scale Fishing Unit project that is under the Provision of Non-Food Item (OSRO 301 NET) programme.

From 23 to 25 February, FAO conducted assessment to identify beneficiaries of its Provision of Complete Small Scale Fishing Unit project that is under OSRO 201 NET programme. This programme has already completed in September 2003, but it will be continued this year as there are funds left. 197 beneficiaries in 10 villages in Sahu, Ibu, South Jailolo and Malifut sub-districts, have been selected. The project will be restarted next week.


WVI distributed materials for school event programme in 5 elementary schools in Galela sub-district on 20 February and Tuesday (24 Feb.).

From 24 to 26 February, WVI conducted refreshment training on Active Joyful and Effective Learning (AJEL) for 5th and 6th grade of elementary school teachers in Tobelo sub-district. The training was also joined by WVI staffs from Kao and Malifut sub-district.

From 20 to 25 February, WVI conducted monitoring of the Happy House activity in Tobelo and Galela sub-districts.

WVI conducted school event programme in SD Inpres 1, SD Inpres 2 and SD Inpres Bale in Galela sub-district on Wednesday (25 Feb.).

Economic Recovery and Infrastructure

Under its Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation programme, WVI collected data of village scope in Gamhoku, Togoliua, Leleoto, Tomahalu, Wosia and Tobe villages in Tobelo sub-district on Wednesday (24 Feb.) and in Simau, Toweka and Pune villages of Galela sub-district on Thursday (25 Feb.).

Under its Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation programme, WVI completed and analysed the data from the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) activities and reviewed the submitted community proposals.

Under its Reconstruction of Community Infrastructure programme, CARDI conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) training for community representatives from on Jailolo, Sahu and Ibu sub-districts from 19 to 21 February and from South Jailolo and North Oba sub-districts from 23 to 25 February.


Under its Youth Community Participation programme, CARDI started outreach activities on "Living Values" facilitated by the peer educators in several villages in Jailolo, Sahu and Ibu sub-districts.



UNICEF is holding a two week training from 24 Feb to 4 March for some 80 headmasters of elementary schools in Jayapura district. The training is aimed at giving additional teaching-learning materials and building peace through education.


Nothing to report.

ACF Action Contre la Faim
BAKORNAS PBP National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster and IDPs/Refugees
BRIMOB Police Mobile Brigade
BULOG National Logistics Agency
CWS Church World Service
GAM Free Aceh Movement
GoRI Government of Indonesia
CARDI Consortium for Assistance to Refugees and the Displaced in Indonesia
CoHA Cessation of Hostilities Agreement
CORDAID Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development
HDC Henry Dunant Center
HH House Holds
ICMC International Catholic Migration Commission
IMC International Medical Corps
IDP Internally displaced person
IRD International Relief and Development
JRS Jesuit Refugee Service
JSC Joint Security Committee
KOMNAS HAM National Commission on Human Rights
KOPASSUS Army's Special Force
KOSTRAD Army's Strategic Reserve Command
MSF - B Medecins sans Frontieres Belgium
MCK Combined Bathing, Washing and Latrine Facility
OPM Free Papua Organization
PMI Indonesian Red Cross
Poliandes Field Health Post
Posyandu Integrated health service
Puskesmas Primary health centre
Pustu Primary health unit
SATKORLAK PBP Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster and IDPs/Refugees
SATLAK PBP District Executing Unit for the Management of Disaster and IDPs/Refugees
SC US Save the Children US
TNI Indonesian Armed Forces
WVI World Vision International

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