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18 Jul 2018 description
report Cordaid

“Standing up to your ankles in rising waters in Holland, is not the same thing as wading up to your neck in a tidal wave flood in a street in Jakarta.” Arya Putra recently obtained his Master’s degree at the faculty of Geo-Information Science in Twente. For his thesis research he went home to Jakarta and had a close look at Cordaid’s resilience project in Marunda, one of the world’s fastest sinking urban areas.

17 Jul 2018 description

Medan – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Department of Education in the Indonesian city of Medan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding paving the way for 297 refugee children to enter the local public-school system, which started Monday.

Medan, a port city of more than two million people in North Sumatra, currently hosts 2,226 refugees and asylum seekers, the largest migrant population in any single location in Indonesia.

13 Jul 2018 description
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By Nethy Dharma Somba

Children receiving measles and rubella (MR) immunizations, which will be administered simultaneously from Aug. 1 to Sept. 31, will also be vaccinated for polio during the campaign, a Papuan health official said on Thursday.

The Papua Health Agency’s disease control and prevention head Aron Rumainum said based on a recommendation from the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI), the government decided to include polio vaccinations in the anti-MR campaign, which targeted 1 million children in Papua.

06 Jul 2018 description

About 100 unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Jakarta just started new classes. These kids live in CWS-supported group homes. They had just had a two-week break and were excited to get back to learning. It was also an exciting time for their 13 teachers, all of whom refugees themselves. On that first day of classes, five of the teachers were new.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

Mount Agung emitted black smoke on Wednesday as activity continued at the volcano in Karangasem regency, Bali.

The volcano erupted Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. local time, spewing a 2,500-meter column of smoke into the sky that headed to the west, according to a statement from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (CVGHM) and officials at the Mt. Agung observation post.

A seismograph recorded the latest eruption at an amplitude of 24 mm and a duration of around 1 minute and 58 seconds.

05 Jul 2018 description

The Partners for Resilience country team in Indonesia this week published a compendium of case studies of PfR work in the country – “examples of how communities are uniquely affected by climate change and how PfR and its stakeholders work together and come up with unique solutions,” an introduction says.

It adds that measures based on the principal PfR operating model of integrated risk management “further help strengthen community resilience and secure livelihoods”.

04 Jul 2018 description
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By Gemma Holliani Cahya

Authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali, to Siaga (watch) status, or Level III of the four-tiered Indonesia volcano alert system, after it erupted and emitted lava at 9:04 p.m. local time on Monday.

The Strombolian eruption, which is usually characterized by short-lived, explosive outbursts of incandescent lava ejected a few dozens or hundreds of meters into the air, was the largest eruption that occurred since Mt. Agung began erupting in November last year.

02 Jul 2018 description
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On the morning of 8 December 2014, hundreds of Papuan protesters gathered near the local military and police headquarters, in the town of Enarotali in Paniai District, Papua Province. The demonstration was a response to military personnel allegedly beating 11 Papuan children the day before. When protesters started throwing stones and pieces of wood at the buildings, security forces opened fire into the crowd, killing four people. At least 11 others were injured by bullets or bayonets.

02 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch


On May 21, 2017, police in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, raided the Atlantis gym and sauna, arresting 141 people, most of whom were gay or bisexual men. Ten were ultimately prosecuted under Indonesia’s pornography law. The Atlantis was not just a “gay club,” but a public health outreach center—a well-known hub for HIV education, testing, and counseling among men who have sex with men (MSM).

30 Jun 2018 description
  • The Mount Agung in Karangasem District, Bali, started to erupt on 27 June 2018. Mount Agung is currently at Level III alert status, where an eruption can happen at any time.

  • The Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar has been closed from 29 June at 03:00 WITA until 19:00 WITA. With the closure of the airport, on the 29 June, 276 flights have been been cancelled.

29 Jun 2018 description
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Jakarta | Fri, June 29, 2018 | 12:42 pm

Thick smoke and volcanic ash emanating from Mount Agung in Karangasem, Bali, has forced the suspension of operations at two airports in East Java.

A notice to airmen (NOTAM) released by the Transportation Ministry states that Blimbing Sari Airport in Banyuwangi and Noto Hadinegoro Airport in Jember will remain closed until around 5 p.m. local time on Friday.

21 Jun 2018 description

Recently about 100 unaccompanied and separated refugee children, both boys and girls, who live in three CWS-supported group homes in Jakarta started new classes in the group homes. It was an exciting time not only for the students, who were ending a two-week break and were eager to resume learning, but also for five new volunteer teachers who were joining eight veteran teachers who have been volunteering their time for a while. All 13 teachers are refugees too and, until a few months ago, three of five the new teachers were themselves living in a group home.

21 Jun 2018 description

Maxi Taneseb and Fince Yane Baifeto live in a small village in West Timor with their three children. Because of their poverty and ambition to live better, the family joined CWS in Timor Zero Hunger activities in January 2017. With CWS support, they started to improve the way they grew vegetables and raised chickens, and they also started working towards better access to clean water and a family toilet – something they did alongside others in Noemuke village who also wanted to improve their economic status for better food security and their children’s health and nutrition.

21 Jun 2018 description

Henra Rante Allo is a 40-year-old member of the Disaster Preparedness Team (TAGANA is the Indonesian acronym) in Tana Toraja District of South Sulawesi – a team that was created by the Ministry of Social Affairs several years ago as part of a nationwide program designed to support community volunteers for disaster preparedness and response. Henra’s TAGANA tasks include helping evacuate and shelter people from disaster affected areas, and then doing rapid needs assessments to address damage.

16 Jun 2018 description
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Karina M. Tehusijarana
The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, June 14, 2018 | 07:11 pm

Two days before Idul Fitri, residents of Sumenep regency on Madura island, East Java, were surprised by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that left dozens of houses damaged.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded the earthquake at 8:06 p.m. on Wednesday, with an epicenter about 6 kilometers northeast of Sumenep at a depth of 12 km.

05 Jun 2018 description
report Mercy Corps


Mercy Corps’ BRIGE program aimed to empower women as agents of resilience, thereby increasing the coping capacities of households and communities to manage the impact of natural disasters and climate-related shock and stresses.