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Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten JAKARTA - This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.


Traffic in Jakarta has nearly returned to normal as the flood waters recede and roads are cleared, yet piled waste at the side of streets and on some roads continue to block lanes. Sanitary workers have now started to burn some waste piles. Throughout the weekend, communities worked to clear mud and debris from their flood-damaged homes after days of relatively dry weather, but many expect further delays before returning home. Health officials continue to urge vigilance about water-borne diseases as the floodwaters subside. BMG warns that heavy rains are expected through to the end of the rainy season in March.

Local media have cited the DKI Jakarta Health Office reports on the escalating number of dengue patients, as well as an increased number of flood affected patients suffering from diarrhoea. From 1 January to 11 February 2007, 3,066 patients have been treated for dengue and 8 have died. Several people have been treated for leptospirosis. The condition of four leptospirosis patients has shown positive development. The Ministry of Health (MoH) reports the following number of patients seeking currently seeking treatment for flood related ailments:

a. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI): 637 people
b. Diarrhoea: 400 people
c. Eyes diseases: 21 people
d. Leptospirosis: 4 people
e. Others: 364 people

The Bekasi City Social Affairs Office data shows that 32 houses have been totally destroyed, 67 have been heavily damaged and another 9,525 have been slightly damaged as a consequence of the floods.

The total number of IDPs is 217,086. The total number of deaths is 74. The following table provides data, as of 11 February, on casualties, affected districts and IDPs, as reported by BAKORNAS PB as of 11 February in JABODETABEK areas.

National response

BAKORNAS PB reports that DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has mobilized 154 trucks and some 6,000 personnel to clean up affected areas.

PMI has distributed 100 units of house cleaning kits to affected areas in Jakarta. PMI is also conducting disinfectant spraying with Vircon and coordinated with health services inside flooded houses. PMI has so far made available food items, NFIs, and health services for 150,000 people (30,000 households) in DKI Jakarta, West Java and Banten Provinces. PMI has also delivered 66,000 litres of clean water to affected communities in these provinces.

Local media reported that the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has promised to provide IDR 1 billion (85,100 euro) for each kelurahan (sub-sub-district) affected by the floods. For this purpose, a total IDR 267 billion (22,723,400 euro) will be disbursed. The use and management of the funds will be determined by each kelurahan based on recommendations from each respective neighborhood association.

Local media further report that the Indonesian Medical Doctor Association (Ikatan Dokter Indonesia or IDI) have provided medical assistance and clean water to affected communities through its 26 posko across DKI Jakarta, Banten and West Java provinces. IDI has received support from various organizations (e.g. medical students associations, private sectors, local NGOs) to provide health assistance and deliver food items, NFIs, clean water and medicine to affected areas. IDI has also received support from Singapore Technologies Telemedia and Singapore Medical Council in the form of cash, medicine and NFIs.

International response

In response to the Jakarta floods, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has offered SGD 50,000 as support to PMI for immediate rescue and evacuation efforts.

Mercy Corps has provided oil to public kitchens in South Jakarta as well as kitchen supplies to 3 public kitchens in Bendungan Hilir and Karet Tengsin, Central Jakarta. These kitchens currently serve two meals for an estimated 2,400 people every. In Kapuk Muara, North Jakarta, Mercy Corps has also provided three 500 liter water storage containers. Mercy Corps will distribute 600 baby kits in Cengkareng Timur, West Jakarta.

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland E.V. (ASB) has received EUR 100,000 from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for flood assistance in Jakarta. The assistance is provided in the form of NFIs and will be distributed in Jati Padang, Pasar Minggu, and Tebet areas in South Jakarta.

International Medical Corps (IMC) is operating four mobile clinics in the Periuk Sub-district, Tangerang District, and in Pekayon and Kalibaru areas, Bekasi District. It also supports one clinic in the Periuk sub-district, Gebang Raya district.

Plan International has distributed 3,000 emergency packages to 3,000 families in Kebon Pala, Kebon Melati, Karet Tengsin and Petamburan areas of Central Jakarta, Cipinang Besar Selatan and Kebon Pala of East Jakarta, and Rawa Malang of North Jakarta. Plan International has also distributed safe-drinking water to 4,000 people in Rawa Malang, North Jakarta, and 8,000 liters of safe drinking water in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta. Plan International is considering providing family clean-up kits to help the flood victims clean their houses and may establish health posts in five locations in association with Indonesian Red Crescent. Plan International initial assistance funding totals USD 70,000.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has distributed 143 sets of family kits through a local NGO, Lembaga Daya Dharma. In addition, CRS has pledged USD 50,000 for Caritas Indonesia, member of the Indonesia Bishop Conference (Konperensi Wali Gereja Indonesia), for the purchase of rice, instant food and clothing.

Save the Children UK (SC-UK) has received USD 500,000 in support of its flood response. SC-UK is supporting a mobile clinic working in Pedongkalan, East Jakarta, which has been treating an average of 200 patients a day. SC-UK will be working on additional distribution of food, clean up kits, hygiene kits, household kits and school supplies, the establishment of Safe Play Areas as well as targeted nutritional support for children under five years old. The agency will focus its interventions on Pedongkelan, Pengarengan, Capinang Besar Selatan, Tugum Tanah Merah Atas and Tananh Bawah in East Jakarta.

WFP has received a donation from Australia of AUD100,000 for flood relief. Further donations are needed to reach the additional 150,000 flood affected people. To date, 7,066 boxes of micro-nutrient-enriched noodles and 2,355 boxes of high energy biscuits have been dispatched to beneficiary locations in East Jakarta, Tangerang, Kerawang, Bekasi and North Jakarta. WFP assistance has now reached over 20,000 of the neediest people, totalling 55.3 tonnes of noodles and 16.6 tonnes of biscuits. Field monitors continue to assess further needs and provide ready-to-eat food. WFP estimates that around 150,000 people, mostly women and children, should receive a sustained two-week ration of food for which WFP would require USD 1.1 million.

Assistance required

DKI Jakarta SATKORLAK PB requires heavy equipments to clean up areas covered by mud and debris.

Tangerang SATLAK PB requires disinfectant, water pumps, pushcarts, mattocks, writing books and medicine.

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Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink

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