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31 May 2009 description

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END OF AN ERA - BRR CLOSES ITS DOORS

Since its establishment by the President of Indonesia in April 2005, the Agency of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for Aceh and Nias (BRR) has played a central role in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Aceh and Nias. With a far-reaching mandat, and a Master Plan to match it, BRR coordinated more than 12,500 projects, involving over 60 bilateral donors and multilateral agencies as well as around 700 NGOs, in addition to implementing over 5,000 of its own reconstruction projects.

20 May 2009 description

INTRODUCTION

In the space of four years, Aceh has undergone fluid and complex changes, yet to be fully measured, managed and understood, but signaling unprecedented opportunities in the province for lasting peace and prosperity.

The Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami that wreaked havoc and devastation also triggered an overwhelming national and international response, bolstering the economy and delivering emergency relief and early recovery assistance through a multiplicity of on-the-ground partners, funds and programmes.

31 Mar 2007 description

Overview

Inaugurations of the newly elected district heads (Bupati) continued to take place across Aceh during March 2007, laying the foundation for regionalisation and local capacity building in the context of post-tsunami and post-conflict recovery operations in Aceh (and Nias).

The Office of the UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias (UNORC) continued its key activities focusing on 1) Support to BRR and local governments in strengthening capacity and capability to manage and coordinate recovery activities through coordination mechanisms at various administrative levels, …

17 Feb 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East, Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. Almost two months since the floods, roughly 50,000 remain displaced in Aceh Tamiang district. The international community continues its support by providing relief and recovery assistance.

09 Feb 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East, Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. Seven weeks since the floods, roughly 50,000 remain displaced in Aceh Tamiang district. Clearing of mud and debris left by the floods is still ongoing.

02 Feb 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East, Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. Six weeks since the floods, most of the app. 400,000 temporarily displaced people have returned home, while roughly 50,000 remain displaced in Aceh Tamiang district.

26 Jan 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East, Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. One month since the floods, most of the temporarily displaced population have returned home. Clearing of mud and debris left by the floods is still ongoing.

19 Jan 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and media reporting.

General Situation

1. Satya Tripathi, UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias a.i., visited Aceh Tamiang and Bener Meriah districts this past week, meeting with government officials and NGOs to discuss issues related to the flood response. He also met with the Regent of North Aceh in Lhokseumawe on Monday.

05 Jan 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

1. The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East and Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. Two weeks since the floods, most of the temporarily displaced population have returned or are beginning to return home and start clearing mud and debris left by the floods.

02 Jan 2007 description

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

1. The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East and Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. The significantly affected districts are Aceh Tamiang, Aceh Timur, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, and Aceh Utara while Pidie, Lhokseumawe, Aceh Tengah and Langsa were affected in some areas to a lesser extent.

28 Dec 2006 description

2300hrs, 28 December 2006

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

1. The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East and Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. The affected districts now include Aceh Tamiang, Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, Aceh Tengah, Aceh Utara, Lhokseumawe, and Bireuen.

27 Dec 2006 description

1200hrs, 27 December 2006

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO teams in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

1. The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to coordinate emergency relief to the North, East and Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. The affected districts now include Aceh Tamiang, Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, Aceh Tengah, Aceh Utara, Lhokseumawe, and Bireuen.

26 Dec 2006 description

0100hrs, 26 December 2006

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO presences in relevant locations and the media reporting.

General Situation

1. The United Nations is responding to the request by the Government of Indonesia to provide emergency relief to the North, East and Central Aceh regions that have been affected by widespread floods since 22 December 2006. The affected districts include Aceh Tamiang, Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, Aceh Utara, Lhokseumawe, and Bireuen.

25 Dec 2006 description

1200hrs, 25 December 2006

This report is based on information received from local government authorities, UN/NGO presences in relevant locations and the media reporting.

1. Wide spread floods caused by heavy rains affecting North, East and Central Aceh districts have been reported since 22 December 2006. The affected districts are Aceh Tamiang, Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Aceh Tengah, Aceh Utara, and Lhokseumawe. Over170,000 persons in total have been estimated as affeccted.

General Situation

Aceh Utara/Lhokseumawe

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22 Dec 2006 description

Two days of heavy rain caused severe flooding in most parts of Aceh Utara. Accoring to Local Government, 219 villages in 16 out of 21 Sub Districts are affected by the floods. Reportedly, Tanah Luas and Samudra are the most severely affected Sub Districts. So far it has been assessed that 6.818 families or a total of 34.090 individuals are temporarily displaced, while it is anticipated that the number of flood affected IDPs might rise to 70.000.

31 Aug 2006 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Peace Process

On 11 July, the Indonesian National Parliament (DPR) finally enacted the Law on the Governing of Aceh (LoGA) after a prolonged deliberation. Under the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the LoGA was to enter into force no later than 31 March.