In South and Southeast Asia last week, there was a slight increase in the number of battles and reported number of fatalities while the number of demonstrations recorded remained static. Last week was marked by heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, a surge of Maoist violence during the first phase of Assembly elections in India’s Chhattisgarh state, and one of the deadliest encounters between the armed forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf since the 2017 Marawi crisis.
“There was a rumbling sound, and then an explosion. I looked up and a tsunami wave was towering over my small fishing boat,” said Mr. Mushki, a 57 year-old fisherman from Pantoloan village near Palu, Indonesia. “The wave picked up my boat and tossed it in the air, then it landed back on the water, with me still inside. I blacked out.”
The explosion he experienced was the tsunami wave splitting at the estuary near his village, with one part of the wave travelling inland, the other racing down the bay to Palu.
Nearly two months after a strong earthquake and ensuing tsunami and soil liquefaction devastated the region, Sigi, Central Sulawesi, was struck by a flash flood on Friday, destroying dozens of houses in its way.
The flood hit Bangga village – which is located 10 kilometers from what used to be Jono Oge village before it was swallowed up by soil liquefaction – after days of heavy rain caused the Ore River to overflow.
More than a dozen houses have been completely swept away while hundreds are inundated.
Today, CWS is distributing 200,000 liters of clean water daily at 24 locations. This is accomplished with a fleet of seven trucks and reaches more than 16,000 people from 3,693 households every day……
CWS started water distributions on October 4th. Today, CWS is distributing 80,000 liters of clean water daily at 16 locations for 6,200+ people affected by the Central Sulawesi earthquake……
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Alors que le monde continue de s’urbaniser à un rythme toujours plus rapide et avec une ampleur sans précédent, les villes payent un tribut de plus en plus lourd aux conflits, aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles.
Un nouveau document de synthèse de la Banque mondiale et de l'UNESCO, intitulé CURE, propose un cadre amélioré, fondé sur la culture, pour la reconstruction et le relèvement des villes.
2,101 People dead (BNPB)
1,373 People missing (BNPB)
173,552 Internally displaced (BNPB)
4,438 People with major injuries (BNPB)
68,451 Houses damaged (BNPB)
191,000 Targeted by HCT Response Plan
Following the earthquake and tsunami on 28 September, and resulting liquefaction and landslides, 2,101 people are known to have died. Palu was the worst affected district, with over 1,700 people recorded killed in the city.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response
New safety, security and access information
01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian
The September 28, 2018 Palu Mw7.5 Earthquake in Sulawesi Island in Indonesia triggered an unexpected tsunami that caused damage and loss of lives in the region. A field survey by the UNESCO International Survey Team composed of scientists from Turkey, Indonesia, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Austria and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has been performed between November 07 and 11, 2018 covering the entire coast of Palu Bay up to the earthquake epicenter region.
Description of the disaster
On 28 September 2018, a series of strong earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi Province. The strongest of which measured at 7.4 M earthquake and was just 10km deep with its epicentre in Donggala Regency, close to the provincial capital Palu. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached up to three metres in some areas, striking Talise beach in Palu and Donggala. The earthquakes, tsunami and resulting liquefaction and landslides have caused significant damage and loss of life in affected areas.
Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters
- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.
- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.
Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.
The WASH Sector, with UNICEF support, provided 110.000 people with access to safe drinking water.
In response to the high rate of diarrhoeal cases in Sulawesi, UNICEF coordinated a meeting with the Provincial Health Office to advance on the response strategy.
31 health care workers attended Training of Trainers workshops on Integrated Management of New-born and Childhood Illnesses.
An earthquake of 5.6 M at the depth of 8.7 km occurred in Sulawesi Island (Indonesia) on 14 November at 23:01 UTC (15 November at 6.01 local time). The epicentre was located 9 km north-east of Mamasa town (Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province). USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to strong for 21 000 people and up to moderate for 36 000 people.
As of 15 November at 8.00 UTC, there are no reports of casualties or damage.
JAKARTA, 14 November 2018 – More than a month after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity’s response focuses on addressing the emergency water, sanitation, hygiene, and shelter needs of disaster-affected families starting in Wisolo and Jono villages in Dolo Selatan, Sigi district.
There are over 14,000 refugees living in limbo in Indonesia. Many came to Indonesia seeking to reach Australia or be resettled to another safe country. However, since the beginning of Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders in 2013, and the reduction of resettlement options, many have found themselves stranded, without basic rights.
Following the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of the region surrounding the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018, on Monday evening a Swiss Humanitarian Aid advance team was dispatched to Indonesia to determine the most urgent needs. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, which is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, had offered its assistance to the Indonesian government on Saturday.
By Karina M. Tehusijarana
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has warned the public to increase its vigilance against landslides during the rainy season, as three people were killed in the latest disaster in East Selalejo, Negekeo regency, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday.
According to BNPB data, between 2015 and 2017, landslides caused more fatalities than any other natural disaster, with 1,674 incidents resulting in 463 deaths.