It is with great pleasure that I present you with IOM Indonesia's 2009 Annual Report. The Report summarizes our mission's strategic and operational services across Indonesia over the last 12 months. It also describes IOM's programming activities, which engage with Indonesia's diverse societies and cultures to manage the cross-cutting effects of both internal and external migration.
IOM Indonesia is currently one of the Organization's largest global missions.
Nepal Disaster Report: The hazardscape and vulnerabilities is an indication of Nepal’s resolve to tackle the challenges posed by natural disasters. For a country facing the difficulties of socioeconomic development, efforts to address the risks of disasters are necessary because disasters undermine social and economic well-being. By highlighting challenges and presenting the way forward, this report shows the growing sense of urgency and the need for seriousness in reducing disaster risks in Nepal.
Yuli Tri Suwarni , The Jakarta Post , Bandung
Heavy downpours have spread the flooded areas in South Bandung to the western region of Rancaekek after previously inundating thousands of houses in Majalaya and Baleendah districts since Thursday.
Dedi Herman, 34, of Linggar, Rancaekek, said flooding had affected hundreds of houses in his neighborhood since Saturday afternoon, following a heavy downpour, reaching its peak at about 10 p.m., forcing residents to flee to higher ground.
Dedi added the flood, which was about 50 centimeters deep, subsided at about 8 a.m.
Principales eventos humanitarios en 2009 por mes
- Enero: El Plan de Respuesta a las Inundaciones movilizó $ 3.1 milliones de dólares del CERF. Cerca de 1.6 millones afectadas por desastres naturales en 2008 (46% más que en 2007).
Main events in 2009 per month
- January: Flood Response Plan mobilised US$ 3.1 million from CERF. Nearly 1.6 million affected in 2008 (46% more than 2007). Avalanche of the Nevado del Huila volcano affects indigenous com-munity in Paez, floods threaten Tumaco (Nariño) and Riosucio (Chocó)
- February: Awá massacre (17 dead) perpetrated by FARC | 1,500 IDPs in Nariño, 1,128 in Cauca (López de M.), 550 in Chocó (Alto Baudó) | Sudden flood in Tumaco affects 31,320 persons settled in high-risk areas
- March: Access jeopardised by illegal armed strikes in Arauca, Cauca, N.
Yuli Tri Suwarni
Environmental damage to the upstream area of the Citarum River, West Java's largest waterway, has been blamed for the worst ever flash floods in the hilly area below the Gunung Wayang region, South Bandung.
The flood hit 3,000 houses, washing away 55 in strong currents. The flash floods, which lasted two and a half hours, swept through six subdistricts in Majalaya district and one in Ibun district, located 70 kilometers south from Bandung city center, on Thursday night.
Incessant rains in the southern part of Bandung on Thursday brought flooding into some parts of Majalaya in West Java and cut off main road linking the capital of West Java and Majalaya.
Antara reported that as of Friday, flood water coming from overflowing Citarum river still covered many parts of Majalaya, including Cibodas, Majasetra and the town of Majalaya itself.
The main road linking Bandung and Majalaya was cut off in two points, i.e.
Some 3,000 homes in Majalaya, West Java were submerged on Thursday after a flash flood hit the town.
Kompas.com reported those homes were inundated by water up to one meter high.
A volunteer, Iwan Kustiawan, said the flash flood was more dangerous than regular floods as residents were not ready to deal with it.
A resident died Sunday morning in a flood that has inundated hundreds of houses in several Manado sub districts in North Sulawesi.
Head of the Manado Disaster Handling Board (BPB), Johny Karinda, identified the victim as 72-year-old Engelbert Kambey from Mahawu sub district.
Floodwater had reached 1.3 meters, inundating hundreds of houses and forcing residents to seek temporary shelters on higher grounds and in mosques.
The flood has led to a house and a school in Paal Dua sub district being buried, Antara news agency reported.
Johny said that his office had …
Por Gabrielle Galanek
BOGOTÁ, Colombia, 16 de diciembre de 2009 - Durante más de 40 años, Colombia ha sido un país no sólo atrapado por los conflictos, sino que ha sufrido también los embates constantes de los desastres naturales.
Sometida a terremotos, huracanes, inundaciones y erupciones volcánicas, la infraestructura del país se ha deteriorado gravemente, lo que facilita que florezca el comercio de drogas ilícitas, la propagación de la violencia y la persistencia de las …
By Gabrielle Galanek
BOGOTA, Colombia, 16 December 2009 - For over 40 years, Colombia has been a nation not only in the throes of conflict, but one consistently hit by natural disasters.
Subjected to earthquakes, hurricanes, severe flooding and volcanic eruptions, the country's infrastructure has deteriorated badly, allowing an illicit drug trade to flourish, violence to spread, and social inequities to persist.
"The biggest challenge in Colombia is violence," said …
A group of teenage boys are sitting in their classroom having a lively conversation about climate change: how local weather patterns are shifting, disrupting the planting and gathering of crops, and all that this means for their community. They are concerned but they are also articulate, confident and knowledgeable.
The boys, like several thousands of other children in the West African state of Sierra Leone, are participants in a novel educational programme.
This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009
Programme purpose: The Federation secretariat in the Americas Zone seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas with the aim of increasing their capacities, skills and tools; to assist them in reaching a greater number of people living in conditions of high vulnerability and risk; to enhance their work in strengthening community resilience, as well as to be present where and when needs are greatest and the Red Cross can make a difference.
The Americas Zone Office …
Thousands of flood victims in three districts of Banyumas regency, Central Java, are in dire need of clean water as water in their wells has been contaminated and is thus unfit for human consumption.
"We are forced to use rainwater to wash ourselves and cook," said Kodirun from Nusadadi, the head village of Sumpiuh district, on Thursday.
Kodirun said 56 homes and 280 hectares of rice fields were still flooded.
"Because of using rainwater, residents are complaining of itchiness," he said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Head of the regental health agency …
By Wai Moe
Burma is one of the countries worst affected by extreme weather resulting from climate change, according to a new report that assesses the impact of global warming over a period of nearly two decades.
Published by the Berlin-based climate watchdog Germanwatch on Tuesday, the report, the Global Climate Risk Index, says that Bangladesh, Burma and Honduras were the countries most affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008.
The report was launched in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway.
In addition to …
El viernes 06 de noviembre del 2009 a las 09:00 horas aproximadamente a consecuencia de la reptación natural provoca deslizamientos constantes de un cerro ocasionando la afectación de 61 viviendas, 323 personas, colegios, áreas de cultivo y carreteras, ubicados en las localidades: La Pucara, El Verde, Lanche Cucho, Sexe y Unión Pucara en el distrito de Tacabamba, provincia de Chota. Código SINPAD: 00035282