08-December-2006, Brisbane, Indonesia-Relief -- Progress since 2004 Boxing Day disaster: End-2004 - Tsunamis and earthquakes leave 170,000 people dead or missing in Aceh and half a million homeless. End-2005: With Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) still more than half a million, Indonesia's Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for Aceh and Nias (BRR) vows a year of building 78,000 houses and 42,000 in 2007.
The world aid outpouring was to pass US$4.6 billion via the hundreds of organisations, both government and non government (NGOs), that rushed to help in Aceh and Nias in …
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- The opening ceremony for the partial completion of the West Coast Road Rehabilitation Project was held in Calang on October 4. Mr. Shin Ebihara, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Director of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction NAD, and others dignitaries participated in the ceremony.
Japan has provided assistance for the rehabilitation of the West Coast Road which extends about 130 kilometers from Calang to Meulaboh. On October 4, the road between Calang and Teunom, extending 33 kilometers, was rehabilitated.
Pangandaran, Indonesia-Relief - President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday, 9.50 am, arrived at Nusawiru airport in Ciamis district. The airport is not far from Pangandaran beach resort area, the worst area affected by last Monday earthquake and tsunami.
On visiting Pangandaran area, Yudhoyono asked local disaster agency (Satkolak PBP) to distribute food assistance to the tsunami victims as fast as possible as he heard that a lot of tsunami victims haven't received any assistance.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief - On the third day after last Monday tsunami, according to Indonesian Ministry of Social Affair, total death victims has reached 396 people and another 700 peoples injured. The ministry also said that 187 people still missing.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- Tsunami that hit southern coast of West Java and Central Java has killed more than 237 peoples. The biggest number of victims, 184 peoples, found in beach resort area of Pangandaran, Ciamis district, West Java, and neigbhoring district of Tasik Malaya, nearest to the earthquake epicentrum, 91 people found death.
The gold mining company PT Freeport Indonesia has provides donation of Rp 1 billion to the victims of Saturday earthquake. Similar amount of donation also provided by Indonesian conglomerate, Prayogo Pangestu. The donation channeled through the Jakarta based Metro TV, which totally has collected more than Rp 4 billion during the first day of the earthquake.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-Relief -- This Friday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) handed over keys for newly constructed homes in Riverside village to the tsunami-devastated community of Dayahraya, in Baitassulam. The units are funded through the generosity of the Government of the Netherlands.
Aceh and Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) Director Kuntoro Mangkusubroto will accompany the families as they dismantle their tents and relocate to their new homes in Riverside.
Gunung Sitoli, Indonesia-Relief -- A Shelter Working Group Meeting held last week at Aceh and Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR)'s office in Nias finalized standardization codes for timber for housing reconstruction in Nias. The agreement was achieved after several meetings, organized by the BRR Nias office.
The regulation of timber standards was part of an NGO agreement which in cooperation with UNHCR which has agreed to provide timber for no cost.
Helsinski, Indonesia-Relief -- After its country men succeeds in bring Aceh peace agreement, the Finnish Cabinet Finance Committee on Wednesday agreed to provide 8 million of euros to help rebuild Aceh.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-Relief -- To support the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Aceh, in cooperation with government of Aceh province, International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a Rural Infrastructure Clinic in Banda Aceh, said ILO statement.
Lhoknga, Indonesia-Relief -- The Triangle Generation Humanitarie (TGH), a French NGO, has completed construction of 3 out of 4 planned fish auction markets (TPI) in Aceh Besar district. A ceremony to inaugurate the new fish auction markets held on Monday in TPI Lhoknga, along with the handing over of 50 boats to local fishermen.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- The Afghan veteran NGO, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), in September will start information and public-awareness hygiene campaign in Lahewa, Nias Island. The program is a complement to its assistance in restoring water distribution system in Lahewa that has been started since June.
San Fransisco, Indonesia-Relief -- Craig William, director of Architect Without Borders (AWB), said his organization will build or rebuild 1,000 building in Aceh, especially schools and orphanages. To finance the project, AWB has received financial support between $3 and $4 million from Steve Olson, a building developer from Southern California.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief - People say there are already huge money pouring into Aceh to help tsunami victims. But recently Aceh and Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) published a long list of foregn NGOs seeking for help to fund their projects in Aceh.
According to BRR, the projects listed below have been approved by BRR, but require either partial or complete funding.
San Fransisco, Indonesia-Relief -- The Asia Foundation, the premier non-profit organization devoted to Asia's development since 1954, announced on Thursday that it has received a $4,900,000 AusAID (AUS $6 million) grant from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to fund a local election and democratic governance program in Indonesia. The grant is the largest award the Foundation has received from AusAID.
Colombo, Indonesia-Relief -- Ernst & Young Indonesia, as reported by Asian Tribune today, has developed a 'Tool Kit' to help organizations that provide humanitarian aid to Tsunami victims, to establish proper systems of accountability and internal control.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chevron Corporation are offering scholarships to over 300 Acehnese youth, aged 18-22, to attend three-month vocational skill-building courses in Caltex Polytechnic in neighboring province of Riau.
Abu Dhabi, Indonesia-Relief -- The Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation has entered into an agreement with the Uni Arab Emirat Red Crescent Authority to set up charity projects worth $1.8m for tsunami victims in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is currently implementing project to rebuild 700 homes in Kreung Raya, subdistrict of Mesjid Raya, Aceh Besar, near Aceh main port of Malahayati. American Red Cross supports the project by providing sanitation and water facilities.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-Relief -- Indonesian natural gas company, PT Badak NGL, has completed reconstruction of SMP 2, a middle school in Lampuuk, Aceh Besar. Wahyudi, director of the natural gas company, today handed over the school to Head of Aceh Educational Office Zulkifli, as well as signed an inscription stone in the school yard.