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03 Jun 2006 description

(Yogyakarta, 3 June 2006): One week after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the Indonesian island of Java, killing up to 6,300 people and seriously affecting the provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java, relief operations continue to provide emergency shelter, medical assistance, clean water and sanitation, and food to survivors.

15 Nov 2005 description

Highlights

During her ten-day mission to Indonesia, UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid visited Aceh to monitor activities carried out by the UNFPA Banda Aceh office. She also met with the Provincial Health Office, Provincial Office for Women Empowerment (Biro PP), the Aceh chapter of the National Family Planning Coordinating Board (BKKBN), the acting governor and IASC members.

Eric Schwartz, the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, visited Indonesia on 10-12 November to further assess the state of recovery and reconstruction. Mr.

31 Oct 2005 description

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Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri!

Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations, visited Aceh on 15-16 October. He met the Director of BRR (Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency Aceh-Nias), IASC members and the donor community to discuss ways to improve post-emergency coordination. He also visited Calang and Krung Sabee, Aceh Jaya, to assess the progress made.

15 Oct 2005 description

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The inaugural meeting of the Coordination Forum for Aceh and Nias (CFAN) took place in Jakarta on 4 October, chaired by the Director of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) Aceh-Nias, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto.

The Plan of Action for Temporary Shelter was officially and jointly endorsed by both the Governor of Aceh and Director of BRR, on 29 September.

Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, visited Aceh on 15-16 October.

30 Sep 2005 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, convened the Global Consortium on Tsunami Recovery on 22 September in Washington, D.C. President Clinton voiced his concern that too many people in Aceh and Nias were still living in inadequate housing conditions and tens of thousands of people across the region still have no access to jobs. In addition, President Clinton noted that human resource, logistical and capacity constraints were hampering the overall recovery effort.

31 Aug 2005 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan increased in frequency and intensity at the beginning of August. In the first two weeks of the month, over 4,000 fires were detected, covering an area of almost 5,000 square kilometers, with the Riau province being the worst affected area. This has resulted in severe haze affecting region including neighbouring countries Malaysia and Singapore. BAKORNAS (National coordinating board for disaster management) has established the 2005 Forest Fires Disaster Management Team to deal with the situation.

06 May 2005 description
  1. Overview

    On 28 April, the islands of Nias and Simeulue, off the west coast of Sumatra, experienced a magnitude 6.3 earthquake lasting approximately 30 seconds. No new deaths were reported as a result of the latest earthquake to hit the devastated islands.

01 May 2005 description

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Flash floods hit Aceh Tenggara District and killed 15 people, injured 18 others and 29 people are still reported as missing.

Nine volcanoes and ten disaster prone areas are now under close watch. President S.B. Yudhoyono requests governors to pay special attention to the possibilities of the occurrence of any geological disasters and prepare for an early warning system.

President S.B.

26 Apr 2005 description
  1. Overview

    Bakornas, the national coordination body for natural disasters, stopped issuing daily reports on the number of dead, missing and displaced as a result of the tsunami on 26 March 2005.

    - To 20 April 2005, the total reported dead as a result of the 26 December 2004 tsunami stands at 128,515 in Aceh and 130 in North Sumatra. The number of IDPs stands at 513,278 in Aceh and 19,620 in North Sumatra.

    - To 21 April 2005, the total reported dead as a result of the 28 March 2005 earthquake stands at 905: 845 in North Sumatra and 60 in Aceh.

13 Apr 2005 description


Following the earthquake of 28 March OCHA is issuing separate situation reports on the situation in Nias, Simeulue and other areas affected specifically by this latest disaster.

Overview

On 26 March, Bakornas, the national coordination body for natural disasters, ceased issuing updates on the numbers of reported dead and missing as a result of the tsunami on 26 December. At 30 March the total dead and buried as a result of the tsunami stands at 126,602 in Aceh and 130 in North Sumatra.

12 Apr 2005 description

Situation

Talang Mountain (height 2,800 meter above sea level) in Solok District, West Sumatera Province, erupted today, 12 April 2005, at 03:42 a.m. The mountain is located some 60 km from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatera Province. Staff of Directorate of Vulcanology in Bukit Tinggi reported that the eruption spread volcanic ash with no volcanic earthquake. The status of alertness is at the highest level. No casualty and damage are so far reported.

11 Apr 2005 description

Overview

While assistance continues to be provided to the affected areas, reports from UNDAC in Nias indicate that the needs are still present in remoter areas of the island. In Telukdalam (largest town in the south of Nias), there is an urgent need for a medical team, as well as assistance with shelter. Food is being delivered through the Indonesian army (TNI) and UNDAC reported there is an apparent need for more food.

10 Apr 2005 description


Overview

The need for additional supplies of emergency shelter materials, in the form of tents and plastic sheeting, has been highlighted by UNDAC teams in both Nias and Simeulue. Rapid assessments carried out confirm that a high percentage of the population in the two islands have been displaced. Further assessments are underway to identify those who are long-term displaced and those who are displaced due to fear.

07 Apr 2005 description

Following the earthquake of 28 March OCHA is issuing separate situation reports on the situation in Nias, Simeulue and other areas affected specifically by this latest disaster.

Overview

At 31 March, Bakornas, the national coordination body for natural disasters, reported the total dead and buried as a result of the tsunami stands at 126,602 in Aceh and 130 in North Sumatra.

Numbers of Affected People - Earthquake & Tsunami
07 April 2005