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23 Jul 2014 description
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  1. BACKGROUND

Since November 2013, LEARN intervened in Emergency Response operations of the Mount Sinabung eruption. It started with a rapid needs assessment which covered the coordination among stakeholders and continued with a capacity mapping of the LEARN members to ensure who will participate in the emergency program.

08 Apr 2014 description
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Up to date, LEARN intervened in 8 sectors with a total of 8,209 persons who received direct professional humanitarian assistance. Detailed compilation of the LEARN intervention in ER Sinabung, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia can be downloaded here http://goo.gl/xfxRxA

Situation

01 Feb 2014 description
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On February the 1st 2014 the volcanic activity of Mt. Sinabung caused the first direct victims since the Volcano has restarted its activity in September 15, 2013. A huge blast followed by a pyroclastic flow took the lives of 15 people and injured several more. According to the department of volcanology a pyroclastic flow in form of a hot gas as flow down the mountain up to 4.5 km with a speed of up to 200km/h and a temperature of 700°. The group was trapped within the sterile 5 km radius and was only about 2 km from the volcanic dome.

08 Jan 2014 description
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Highligts

A series of explosions were recorded on Tuesday and continued until Wednesday afternoon. Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano into 7 km, on Wednesday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain (Desa Payung and Desa Tiga Pancur)

08 Dec 2013 description
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Urgent Needs

Shelter

All temporary shelters are located in a mountainous area with cold nights. Priority interventions:

a. Tarpaulin as wall coverings b. Tarpaulin for bedding

**WASH **

LEARN assists 2,500 IDPs in LOSD Tiga Binanga which only have 4 toilets with limited water access.

Urgent needs:

Water

a. Water gallons standby at each post

b. Drinking container (1 per person)

c. Water Pump for supply to the toilets

03 Dec 2013 description
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I. Highlights

Mt. Sinabung: 2.460 Meter/8.071 ft. 88 km southwest Medan City (Capital City of North Sumatra)
N 030 10’ 12.0”
E 0980 23’ 31.0”

Main Post/ Media Center Karo District Government (Jl. Veteran No. 24, Kabanjahe)
N 030 06’ 10.1”
E 0980 29’ 24.1”

Joint Response-LEARN ER Post at Tiga Binanga Sub District
N 030 10’ 12.0”
E 0980 23’ 31.0” Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG)
N 030 08’ 27.5”
E 0980 27’ 51.9”

28 Nov 2013 description
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Highligts

  • 88 km southwest Medan City (Capital City of North Sumatra)

  • Mt. Sinabung: 2.460 Meter/8.071 ft N 030 10’ 12.0” E 0980 23’ 31.0”

  • Main Post/ Media Center Karo District Government (Jl. Veteran No. 24, Kabanjahe)
    N 030 06’ 10.1”
    E 0980 29’ 24.1”

  • Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG)
    N 030 08’ 27.5”
    E 0980 27’ 51.9”

25 Nov 2013 description
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Humanitarian Needs and Response

  • The National Disaster Management Agency has made Rp 3.93 billion available for emergency response (manage by the Regional Disaster Management Agency of North Sumatra Province)

  • Since, the vulcano's status raised Caution/Red Alert Level IV, the number of displaced people increased more than 100%, from 6,368 persons to 15,000 persons

LEARN’s Response