It is with great pleasure that I present you with IOM Indonesia's 2009 Annual Report. The Report summarizes our mission's strategic and operational services across Indonesia over the last 12 months. It also describes IOM's programming activities, which engage with Indonesia's diverse societies and cultures to manage the cross-cutting effects of both internal and external migration.
IOM Indonesia is currently one of the Organization's largest global missions.
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This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation delegation programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.
Programme summary: The five-month period saw various achievements in programme implementation, partnership as well as policy changes.
The second half of 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the Asia Pacific zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward its aim to introduce several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.
ISSUES FOR CHILDREN
After 3 months of low intensity seismological activity in the Karonga district of Malawi, the area was hit by a sequence of stronger earthquakes ranging from 5,4 to 6.0 on the Richter scale between 6 and 20 December 2009. Seismological activity continues and is taking the form of an earthquake swarm. There is no certainty about when this is expected to halt.
1 The joint mission of WFP, UNICEF, FAO and UNFPA which was in Karonga from 23 to 28 December 2009 will be debriefing tomorrow (29 December) at 09.00 hrs at the UNDP conference room in Lilongwe.
2 There does not appear to be immediate unmet food needs for households affected by the earthquake. Food is available and accessible to Karonga inhabitants.
This report covers the period from 1 July to 31 December 2009.
The International Federation's support to the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has had many achievements in the past six months.
- 4 people lost their lives and 186 others were injured in the December earthquakes
- An estimated 31,220 people (5,126 households) in Karonga District are affected by the disaster
- 2,786 children under 5 are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance
- 17 school blocks and 48 teachers houses were heavily damaged during the earthquakes
- World Vision has provided 500 mosquito bed nets and 186 water guard units, amongst other urgent relief items, in the first few days following the 20 December earthquake
- In addition to HEA and operations staff being …
American Red Cross tsunami recovery program to finish in 2010
WASHINGTON, Friday, December 25, 2009 - Nearly five years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people and destroyed entire communities, hundreds of thousands of houses have been rebuilt, life has returned to normal and communities are more prepared for future disasters.The more than 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which hit 12 countries from Southeast Asia to East Africa in December 2004, caused more than $8 billion in damages and affected nearly 5 million people.
Even as it responded to …
Project HOPE responded to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami by sending millions of dollars worth of medicines and medical supplies, and hundreds of volunteer doctors and nurses to provide primary care to those suffering in the devastated region. But the help did not end there. In 2005, Project HOPE began several projects to address health needs in the tsunami affected areas. In 2007, the United Kingdom's Big Lottery Fund provided funding to Project HOPE to conduct a five-year program to improve the health of women, infants and children in Nagan Raya.
By Liz O'Neill
When the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, Aceh, Indonesia was hit first and hit hardest. Catholic Relief Services was on the ground quickly, distributing desperately needed items such as food, tents and essential hygiene kits to nearly 250,000 people.
PWS&D is responding the emergency situation in Malawi following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck in the northern end of the country beginning on 23 November and continuing for several weeks. The most powerful earthquake struck on 20 December and measured 6.0 on the Richter scale, causing widespread damage and leaving hundreds injured. Five thousand people have been displaced and over 1,100 houses destroyed by the earthquakes.
People in the affected areas have been forced into tents, lacking safe drinking water, food, sanitation facilities and medicines.
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history, the ICRC recounts the aftermath in one of the most devastated of the tsunami-affected areas, the regional province of Nangroe Aceh Darusalam in Indonesia, or Aceh, as it is commonly known.
On 26 December 2004, an undersea earthquake with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, triggered a devastating tsunami, inundating coastal communities with huge waves killing hundreds of thousands people.
December 23, 2009, SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - When the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami struck Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004, the results were horrific, the devastation complete. An estimated 1.69 million people were left homeless, close to 230,000 people were killed and over 45,000 are still missing.
By Val Wang
NEW YORK, USA, 22 December 2009 - 'Building back better' has been the mission of UNICEF's recovery work in the countries that were devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami five years ago.
Some 230,000 people perished in the tsunami on December 26, 2004, which also washed away homes, schools and communities - many of them already poor and remote.
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)
Amount Sent: US$ 40,500
Date: 22 December 2009
Details of Response
Emergency: Earthquake and Cyclone in Malawi
Date of Emergency: 20 December 2009
Churches Action in Relief and Development
Evangelical Development Service (ELDS)
Karonga is the northernmost district of Malawi, bordered by Lake Malawi on the East, by the Songwe River (border with Tanzania) on the North and the Nyika Plateau and highlands on the West and South. The District headquarters (the Boma) are approximately six hours drive from Lilongwe (Malawi's capital city and location of the closest international airport). Mzuzu, a major commercial city, is three hours drive away and has an airport which receives light aircraft flights most days from Lilongwe.
Since the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami five years ago we've been busy - spending £45 million in order to help hundreds of thousands of people rebuild their lives in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.
The British public responded with amazing generosity to the worst natural disaster in living memory, donating £400 million to the Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal.
Post-tsunami improvements in Indonesia
By Rob McBride
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, December 2009 - The distinctive voices of Misrina and Bunga can be heard singing above the din of other young children at the Psyandu Plus Centre. Now approaching their fifth birthdays, both were born within a few weeks of the tsunami. Misrina was delivered by a Russian doctor in a hospital tent.
Posyandu Plus is an integrated health and early childhood development centre.