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27 May 2005 description

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.64/04;

Appeal target: CHF 1,458,813 (USD 1,140,483 or EUR 946,140);

Appeal coverage: 154.5%.

Operational context

Meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in Indonesia has continued to present a challenge for the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and the Federation in 2004. During the year, Indonesia suffered a number of disasters. The year started with the Federation launching an emergency appeal on 1 January, following the devastating floods in Jambi, North Sumatra during which 25,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

29 Mar 2005 description

Three months after the 26 December tsunami, another massive earthquake took place Monday on the island of Nias, Indonesia killing hundreds of people and causing considerable destruction of infrastructure.

25 May 2004 description


These earthquakes occurred in a region considered to have the most complex present-day tectonics on Earth. In the area surrounding Irian Jaya (the western half of New Guinea), four major tectonic plates, the Australian, Sunda, Philippine Sea, and Caroline plates, sandwich half a dozen proposed microplates. The interactions between these microplates produce all possible styles of faulting. These particular earthquakes ruptured strike-slip faults near the boundary of the Bird's Head plate and the recently proposed Maoke plate.

10 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0018
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Indonesia - Earthquake

09 Feb 2004 description

(New York, 9 February 2004): Following the series of earthquakes that hit Papua province in Indonesia, a team from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Nabire on 8 February. The team is supporting local authorities in assessing damages and needs.

08 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0016
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Indonesia - Earthquake

07 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0015
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Indonesia - Earthquake
Nabire - Papua Province

This report is based on information provided by the Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Indonesia, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster and IDPs/Refugees (BAKORNAS PBP), Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), and OCHA Papua.


06 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0013
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Indonesia - Earthquake

06 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0014
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Indonesia - Earthquake