5 October 2018 (Jakarta): One week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) launched a Response Plan, seeking $50.5 million for immediate relief activities.
KEY FIGURES (As of 04 October)
1.5M people affected (millions)
71,000 people displaced
191,000 people targeted
1,581 people dead
2,500 people injured
191,000 people targeted
$50.5M required (US$)
02 October 2018 (Jakarta): The United Nations (UN), and wider humanitarian community in Indonesia, stands ready to support the Government of Indonesia as it responds to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck central Sulawesi on 28 September.
Statement attributable to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Indonesia Mr.
Jakarta, 9 October 2009 - Today, the humanitarian community in close consultation with the Government of Indonesia locally launched a US$ 38 million humanitarian response plan to further complement the Government's efforts in meeting the humanitarian needs of communities affected by the West Sumatra earthquake.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On September 30, 2009 at 17:16, a powerful earthquake struck off the western Sumatra coast in Indonesia, measuring 7.6 degrees on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was 45 kilometres westnorthwest of the port city of Padang, Sumatra (population approximately 900,000 people). A second quake measuring 6.2 occurred 22 minutes later.
Jakarta, 2 October 2007 - The United Nations (UN) is working with the Government of Indonesia to provide assistance to the people of West Sumatera, and to coordinate the relief efforts of the international humanitarian community.
Within 24 hours of the earthquake which struck West Sumatera on 30 September, causing severe loss of life and extensive damage, the Government of Indonesia responded swiftly and effectively in mounting emergency relief efforts, indicating also that it would accept the help offered by many governments and international organizations.
The UN system in …
(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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.