Jakarta Floods Situation Report No. 1 (as of 17 January 2013)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 17 Jan 2013


  • Heavy rains over the last two days have triggered extensive flooding in the greater Jakarta area. Government officials estimate 50 areas of Jakarta have been flooded, with East Jakarta the worst affected area.
  • Approximately 19,000 people have been evacuated and another 55,000 are currently affected.
  • The Government of Indonesia (GoI) held a coordination meeting the morning of 17 January, hosted by the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare.
  • GoI has indicated that the emergency response phase will continue through 27 January.
  • National response efforts are being mobilized. GoI indicated that it has the capacity to respond to both short and longer-term needs created by the floods. No international assistance is currently being requested.
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