In the days immediately following the December 26, 2004, earthquake and subsequent tsunami, swift action by the U.S. government, in cooperation with other donors and private organizations, ensured critical needs for water and sanitation were met, thus preventing a secondary disaster-related health crisis from occurring.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S.
Purpose of the I-UCPD
In response to rising requests from its Member States and within the framework of the UN reform aimed at achieving greater coherence, efficiency and effectiveness at country level, and avoiding fragmentation, duplication and competition among sister UN agencies, UNESCO is adopting a new strategic programming country-based approach.
In reporting on this third anniversary of the tsunami and Plan's participation, the theme is not infrastructural provision but how Plan's approach of Child Centred Community Development or CCCD worked in an unprecedented natural disaster situation.
The photograph on the cover is thematically significant. It shows four children from Thailand at an early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. These children were born around the time of the tsunami but their adult memory will probably have little space for the tsunami experience.
This situation report was compiled by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator (UN RC/HC) in Indonesia, based on information provided by the National Coordination Board for Disaster Management (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordination Units for Disaster Management (SATKORLAK PB) of Central and East Java Provinces, District Coordination Units for Disaster Management (SATLAK PB), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia - PMI), UN Agencies, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and media …
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Now as Indonesia experiences the rainy season, there are numerous reports of hydrological disasters.
On the third anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami, landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains hit the central island of Java.
At least 120 people have been reported dead or missing, with thousands left homeless after their houses were submerged by floods or buried by landslides. Villages near the Bengawan Solo River in Java suffered the brunt of the floods, with the overflowing river sweeping away houses, bridges and possessions.
The anticipated overall spending through fiscal year 2009 to provide emergency and long-term reconstruction assistance in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India is $205 million. This level of response is possible largely because of the unprecedented support of the American public. Catholic Relief Services expects to spend more than $176 million in private revenues to help survivors. To meet our long-term commitment to help communities rebuild, CRS has also been awarded approximately $29 million from the U.S.
It was no surprise when, Nur, a mother of a toddler, expressed hesitance about bringing her child to the revived health posts - called posyandu - in her community in Nagan Raya. Nagan Raya had been isolated both geographically and due to 30 years of civil war and had a health care system notoriously dilapidated even before the tsunami.
But slowly, residents in the community have begun to see changes.
On the same day exactly three years after the South Asia Tsunami, Indonesia experience another water-related disaster. Heavy rain that pours on Karanganyar & Wonogiri Districts, Central Java from Christmas Day until the next morning has brought major landslide to several villages in both districts.
Medair Serves the Most Vulnerable -- In the second part of this feature article, we examine the disasters and other crises that contribute to the vulnerability of our beneficiaries.
In the past 50 years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of natural disasters worldwide, and indications suggest that this trend will continue.(1) Climate change is the most prominently mentioned contributing factor, along with intensified concentrations of people living in vulnerable habitats.(2)
Many deadly natural disasters occur suddenly, such as earthquakes, windstorms, …
Mientras en los anteriores informes hablábamos de dar esperanza a las comunidades afectadas por el tsunami, ahora podemos afirmar que muchas de ellas ya están viviendo la realidad de haber recuperado su vida dignamente.
Assisting some of those affected by the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake has been the primary focus for New Zealand Red Cross aid worker Anne-Maree Delaney for the past 11 months.
The Wellington nurse has been in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta implementing rehabilitation programmes to assist people who injured in the earthquake.
The earthquake, which struck in May 2006, destroyed homes and infrastructure and left an estimated 1,845,352 homeless. An Indonesian Ministry of Health report states that 6,736 people were killed in the disaster and 45,201 injured.
Lhokseumawe, 19 Desember 2007 - Muslim Aid distributed 850 packets of food item to 15 villages in the sub districts of Matang Kuli and Pirak Timur in North Aceh to help victims of the flood that hit the area in 16 December 2007.
Heavy rains which showered the area have flooded a number of villages in Aceh Utara.
In its biggest collective response as an alliance, ACT International's members are marking three years of response to the tsunami that struck southeast Asia and parts of the east coast of Africa on December 26, 2004.
From those first moments of horror and disbelief, and shock and chaos, followed by despair and grief, the journey to recovery for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the catastrophic events of that day has been a long and difficult one.
This appeal seeks CHF 7,358,414 (USD 6.58 million or EUR 4.46 million) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.
This appeal seeks CHF 6,811,539 (USD 6.09 million or EUR 4.13 million) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 8,923,817 (USD 7.98 million or EUR 5.4 million).
This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.
Note: Map production date estimated.
Note: Map production date estimated.
Overall financial picture of tsunami programmes
US$695.2 million was received for tsunami programmes, slightly lower than what was reported last year, due to finalization of some contributions. Three-quarters of all funding came from UNICEF National Committees (Fig. 1). Unearmarked, thematic funds account for 53% of all funds received.
The International Federation's Global Agenda (2006-2010)
Over the next five years, the collective focus of the Federation will be on achieving the following goals and priorities:
Goal 1: Reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.
Goal 2: Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.
Goal 3: Increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability.
Goal 4: Promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce …