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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.


The number of in and outpatients in affected areas has increased significantly, who are mostly receiving diarrhoea and dengue treatment. According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), as of 14 February inpatients in hospitals in Jakarta and the two affected provinces total 1,011. Out of that number, 644 patients suffer from diarrhoea and 100 from dengue. It is also reported that outpatient services have been provided to 207,981 persons in 113 health posts. Leptospirosis patients have increased to eight and one patient is being treated for tetanus.

BAKORNAS PB informed that, as of the afternoon of 14 February, three sub-districts (Jatinegara, Kramat Jati and Cakung) in East Jakarta remain flooded with water levels ranging from 10 to 100 cm. Water levels in other parts of DKI Jakarta have been receding, leaving behind black mud and debris. Meanwhile in Tangerang city, only Priuk sub-district remains flooded.

The total number of dead, according to BAKORNAS PB as of 14 February, is 80 and displaced stand at 16,030. A total of 451 houses in East and Central Jakarta have also been totally destroyed, while 15,793 houses have been moderately to slightly damaged. The West Java SATKORLAK PB has reported five deaths in Subang and one in Cirebon districts as a consequence of the flooding.

National response

The MoH is operating three field hospitals in North Jakarta, in response to the surge in the number of patients. Additional doctors and nurses have been deployed to cover two shifts (afternoon and evening) and remain on standby for additional needs. The MoH has also delivered 150 additional foldaway beds to hospitals in affected areas to accommodate diarrhoea and dengue patients. Another 50 foldaway beds have been sent to Tarakan hospitals, 200 to the DKI Jakarta Health Office, and 200 to the West Java Health Office.

BAKORNAS PB reported that PMI has delivered 1,000 school kits, 165 boxes of snack, 300 boxes of biscuits, 5,000 hygiene kits and 1.5 tonnes of rice to affected areas in West Jakarta; 7,000 litres of clean water to Sukaparna hospital; conducted spraying in the Karet sub-district; and provided health services. In West Java, PMI has distributed 1,000 school kits and 200 boxes of biscuits in Bekasi city; and 10,000 litres of clean water in Bekasi district.

Clean up activities continue, with a total of 248,000 m3 of garbage already collected in DKI Jakarta. Local authorities, communities, police, military and other organizations are working together to clean up the flood-affected areas across Tangerang. 151 trucks have been mobilized, and a third of the total garbage across Tangerang (8,000 m3) has been picked up. Tangerang District Public Works Department will send one water pump with 250 ltr/second capacity to pump water in the Priuk sub-district. Shovels will also be dispatched to help clean up the garbage in Tangerang areas. BAKORNAS PB has sent five teams to monitor and evaluate the current conditions in post flood affected areas in DKI Jakarta, two teams to Bekasi, and another two teams to Tangerang.

The emergency unit of YAKKUM (YEU), a national NGO, is operating mobile clinics in various areas, including Cildeuk, Cipinang, Kapuk, and Cengkareng Timur areas. YEU is also providing supplementary food, such as milk for children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. Biscuits have been also provided for children. For the provision of clean water, YEU operates two water purification units in cooperation with David McAntony Gibson Foundation/Global Medic Canada. It also distributes clean water to communities in Gembor sub-district of Tangerang, and in Kebon Baru sub-district of South Jakarta. While many people have water, they do not have sufficient equipment to provide clean water for drinking or cooking. YEU plans to provide medical service in the Kapuk area, where some 4,000 households are living with insufficient access to health services. Other areas to be considered for this operation include Lebak and Pandeglang in the Banten province.

Internatioal response

The Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, SembCorp Parks Holdings Ltd. and the Singapore Association in Indonesia (SAI) made a contribution today of medical aid and other essential supplies to Muhammadiyah to support their relief efforts. The contribution is valued at about IDR 200 million (USD 22,026). The Singapore community in Jakarta is also working with other Indonesian organisations to provide assistance.

Caritas Austria has contributed EUR 20,000 (USD 26,284) for emergency aid. KARINA (Caritas Indonesia) is planning to provide food items (in particular baby food), clean water and medicine for 100,000 people, as well as emergency shelters and inflatable boats, over the coming weeks.

Mercy Corps received an additional USD 25,000 from the US Government and another contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Work has continued in addition to previous relief assistance, and in partnership with the water company, PALYJA, Mercy Corps currently provides potable water to Pejagalan and Kapuk Muara, benefiting 4,500 households or 22,500 people. In other areas including North, Central, West and South Jakarta, more relief items such as cleaning kits and school kits are planned for distribution throughout the week. It is expected that the cleaning kits will benefit approximately 44,000 people.

OXFAM has started providing emergency assistance to 30,000 affected people in East Jakarta (Makasar and Kramat Jati) and South Jakarta (Tebet) through its local partner network, following the emergency assessment conducted with its partners Bahari, LPTP and other organisations. For NFIs distribution, OXFAM is working with Global Rescue Network to deliver 7,800 family hygiene kits, 16,000 sarongs, 30,000 pairs of sandals, and 7,800 buckets (20 litres). OXFAM is also working with De Jarup to provide 130 water tanks (3,000 litres) and generators. The aim is to establish emergency water supply points at existing boreholes in targeted neighbourhood associations to ensure household cleaning. One wheel loader and trucks have been deployed to remove street garbage in targeted areas. OXFAM will also monitor the situation regarding dengue, malaria and other water-related diseases and continue coordinating with local authorities and other stakeholders.

PLAN International has distributed 5,147 emergency packages to flood affected children and mothers in areas of Central, East and North Jakarta. Since 13 February, in collaboration with the Indonesian Red Crescent, Plan has set up and operated three health service posts in three areas (Karet Tengsin, Kebon Melati). Most commonly treated diseases have been upper respiratory tract infections, skin rashes, and diarrhoea. Two doctors, two nurses and two pharmacists are assigned in each post. PLAN is undergoing an assessment on education needs in 10 most flood-affected schools (mostly elementary schools) and is considering to provide school/education materials for students and books for libraries, as well as supporting school clean up activities. The education initiatives will be conducted in areas where PLAN has already distributed emergency packages.

Cordaid has made EUR 90,000 (USD 118,253) available for national NGOs Perdhaki, AMAN, and Karina KWI. Cordaid is also supporting two mobile clinics working in Jatinegara, Kalibata and 35 satellite clinics in Jakarta, Bekasi, and Tangerang. Cordaid also supplies medicines to Nahdlatul Ulama, JRK, and several churches. Cordaid will distribute additional food items, hygiene kits, household kits and school supplies, as well as establish trauma-healing services and provide general health check-ups to 400 HHs in Kalaibata and Pondok Labu. Main areas of intervention include Bukit Duri, Kampung Melayu, Cakung Cilincing, Penas, Bekasi, and Tangerang.

At the request of BAKORNAS PB, IOM has distributed 112 rubber boats and 35 engines for immediate deployment to flood affected areas in JABODETABEK. The equipment has been distributed to BAKORNAS PB (52 boats and five engines), the National Search and Rescue Committee/BASARNAS (five boats and five engines), MoH (10 boats and six engines), and the Indonesian National Police (45 boats and 19 engines). Considering that post flooding efforts are now focused on clean up of mud and debris, and at the explicit request of BAKORNAS PB, IOM is currently preparing and distributing NFIs (blankets, mats and clothes) and clean-up kits (shovel, wheelbarrow, hose, mop, rubber scrapper, disinfectant) through local partners.

Assistance required

Bekasi City SATLAK PB requires water purifiers, blankets, plaited mats, disinfectants and personal hygiene kits.

DKI Jakarta SATKORLAK PB requires food and non-food items for infants; shovels and trucks to clean up garbage; as well as disinfectants and personal hygiene kits.

Banten SATKORLAK PB requires cleaning equipment, water pumps, disinfectants, fogging tools and liquids, school materials (uniform, stationary, and writing books), disinfectants, and personal hygiene kits. Trucks for pumping out septic tanks are also required.

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