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Infant mortality rate remains high in Indonesia Indonesia's infant mortality rate remains high despite showing a downward trend during the past few years, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative for Indonesia Angela Kearney told the Antara news agency.

Posted in Health @ 07 October 2011 01:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia jails another 10 people linked to Aceh terror group Ten Indonesians linked to the terrorist paramilitary camp in the country's Aceh province were sentenced on Thursday from 8 to 10 years in a Jakarta court, prosecutors said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 December 2010 03:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven Indonesian men sentenced to prison for terrorism Seven Indonesians linked with the Aceh terror group have been sentenced for targeting foreigners and government leaders, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 December 2010 14:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt, religious leaders and UNICEF to promote breastfeeding As Indonesia commemorates national Mothers Day this week, influential leaders from the government and the country's religious community have come together with the support of UNICEF to promote the importance of breastfeeding.

Posted in Health @ 22 December 2010 20:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


UNICEF sends relief supplies to support Indonesia after disasters The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday announced that it is sending relief supplies to support the Indonesian Government's humanitarian efforts after the disasters that affected the nation.

Posted in General @ 31 October 2010 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-malaria efforts focus on pregnant women, children Health authorities are successfully battling malaria in remote eastern Indonesia by linking efforts to fight the mosquito-borne disease to maternal and child healthcare.

Posted in Health @ 21 May 2010 13:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Unregistered children at risk Satri Rama's youngest children do not have birth certificates, but that does not bother the 39-year-old mother of five. "We don't need birth certificates, we need to eat," she said, standing in a damp shack in the centre of Indonesia's capital.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trafficking fuels commercial sex work Among the alleyways of Dolly, in Indonesia's second-largest city, it is not difficult to find thousands of young women lured by the prospects of a better life working as commercial sex workers (CSWs). "I never chose to be a prostitute. It just happened," Isah, 19, told, describing her tenure in one of Southeast Asia's largest commercial sex venues.

Posted in Human rights @ 11 August 2009 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten 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 has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


United Nations ready to assist flood-stricken Indonesia The United Nations agencies stand ready to support the Government of Indonesia in response to the severe flooding that has affected the capital of Jakarta and surrounding areas in recent days.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 February 2007 00:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods force more than 50,000 from homes in Aceh Save the Children is moving quickly to provide food, water, medicines, blankets, household supplies, and temporary shelter to thousands of families forced to flee their homes due to torrential rains that have flooded villages in Aceh province and North Sumatra, Indonesia. The severe floods are the latest catastrophe to befall children and families in a region of Indonesia devastated by the tsunami of December 26, 2004, one of worst natural disasters in modern history.

Posted in Flooding @ 25 December 2006 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says targets $100 mln for bird flu fight Indonesia hopes to secure about $100 million to fight bird flu next year, the vice president said on Friday, after criticism the country is not doing enough to control the disease. Indonesia has the world's highest death toll from bird flu and scientists and even the World Bank have called on the government to step up the fight to control a disease that is endemic in almost all provinces.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 01 September 2006 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta calls in bird flu experts amid criticism An international team of experts will this week conduct an urgent study of measures to reduce bird flu in Indonesia, as the country's human death toll continues to rise. Indonesia and Vietnam have the highest number of cases of the deadly H5N1 virus – accounting for 81 of the 123 confirmed human deaths from the virus since 2003 – and the archipelago is soon expected to account for more human cases than anywhere in the world.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 19 June 2006 09:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia probably first to report human-spread bird flu The first instances of human-to-human bird flu transmission probably occurred in Indonesia, according to a minister of the archipelago nation. Aburizal Bakrie, coordinating minister for people's welfare, said yesterday that the seven cluster cases of H5N1 positive reported last month included the first cases of human-to-human transmission. The minister was speaking at a meeting to announce a nationwide campaign to prevent an outbreak and prepare for a pandemic.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 June 2006 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to take measures for preventing diseases in quake areas The Indonesian government vowed on Friday that it will take measures to prevent the outbreak of killing diseases in the areas devastated by the May 27 earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java, after four people died of tetanus in the quake zones recently. "Four people have died of tetanus recently, two in Yogyakarta and two in Central Java," Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari told reporters in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 June 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu campaign to start as human tally climbs A campaign to warn Indonesians about bird flu will start next week, a United Nations official said, almost a year after the virus infected the first of 49 people in the world's fourth-most-populous country. Thousands of government workers and members of social and religious groups will be involved in the nationwide effort to stem avian flu outbreaks in poultry, avoid human cases and help prepare for a pandemic, said John Budd, head of communications with the United Nations Children's Fund in Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 June 2006 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia quake death toll at 5,427 International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of a weekend earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, with over a score of countries now involved. Planes carrying vital supplies from abroad reached the stricken region, while the airport at the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta re-opened to commercial traffic despite a heavily damaged terminal.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Post-tsunami baby boom on the horizon Giggling women swarm outside a little gray tent in Block D of a sprawling refugee camp. The attraction is one tiny miracle — 2-month-old Asmaul Tzuchina, swaying peacefully in a cloth hammock. The baby simply known as Tzuchi, which means “pure” in Acehnese, represents new life and hope for the women who lost children to the earthquake-spawned tsunami nearly a year ago.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 December 2005 12:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UN health agency reports massive polio vaccination campaign With Indonesia's largest recorded polio epidemic now threatening a broad swath of countries across Asia, more than 750,000 vaccinators will fan out across the vast archipelago tomorrow on a two-day campaign to immunize more than 24 million children under the age of five, the United Nations health agency reported today. Indonesia had been polio-free since 1995, but since March, 225 children have been paralyzed, due to a poliovirus imported into the country earlier this year.

Posted in Polio @ 30 August 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Polio vaccination campaign hampered by rumours, ignorance Holding her two-year-old son, Sari listens intently in a ramshackle health clinic as the medical staff assures her and other villagers about the safety of the vaccine being used to fight Indonesia's first polio outbreak in a decade. But the impoverished mother of two remains unconvinced. She hints she will not participate in Tuesday's countrywide immunization campaign because of unfounded rumours that a neighbour's child contracted polio after being given the oral vaccine earlier this year.

Posted in Polio @ 28 August 2005 11:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Muslim body supports polio vaccinations Indonesia's top Muslim body gave its seal of approval on Friday to next week's plan by the government to immunise more than 24 million children with polio vaccines next week. The support could dispel any doubts about the vaccines which may deter people from going to immunisation posts in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, following an outbreak of the crippling disease.

Posted in Polio @ 26 August 2005 18:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


U.N. warns of possible Indonesia polio epidemic Indonesia's polio outbreak could develop into an epidemic with the onset of the wet season, a U.N. official said on Tuesday, one week before the start of a campaign to vaccinate 24 million children nationwide. Polio returned in May to Indonesia, which had been free of the water-borne disease since 1995.

Posted in Polio @ 24 August 2005 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia polio outbreak nearly contained: officials Indonesia has nearly contained its first polio outbreak in a decade because of fast action in vaccinating children in affected areas and a willingness to seek international help, health officials said on Monday.

Posted in Polio @ 17 May 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Students in quake-hit Indonesia try to return to class Students on the quake-hit Indonesian island of Nias tried to return to their schools on Monday, only to find many destroyed and some teachers afraid to resume classes because of aftershocks. Local authorities on this island off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra had broadcast messages on radio, telling students to return to school on Monday, one week after the 8.7 magnitude quake estimated to have killed as many as 2,000 people in Nias and other affected areas.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 April 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaria threat emerges in tsunami stricken region Health officials geared up to go door to door with mosquito-killing spray guns Friday to head off a looming threat that one expert says could kill 100,000 more people around the tsunami disaster zone: malaria. Relief workers, meanwhile, warned that new rules requiring them to travel with armed escorts in Indonesia's devastated Aceh province could cause bottlenecks in aid delivery and harm their reputation for independence.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gives up counting its dead Indonesia has given up on trying to count the exact number of dead from Sunday's Indian Ocean tsunami so it can get on with the task of burying tens of thousands of disaster victims whose corpses lay rotting on the devastated island of Sumatra. As the sun set on Asia for the last time this year, millions were homeless, many of them with no clean water to drink and little or no food.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia struggles to aid stricken coast Military pilots struggled to drop food into cliff-rimmed villages Thursday along the ravaged coast of Sumatra, where towns strewn with bloating corpses remained isolated for a fifth day after a huge earthquake and tsunami devastated the region. UNICEF estimated 60 percent of this provincial capital was destroyed, along with severe damage across the northwest coast, a stretch of about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's shameful export It is not something any government likes to make public, but the figures say it all: Indonesia is one of the world's largest exporters of sex workers, mainly children. The Unicef says as many as 70,000 Indonesian children have been sold across the country's borders as sex commodities. They are employed in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Similarly, nearly half of the 400,000 estimated sex workers in Indonesia are children under 18 years old.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Food crisis looms in troubled Aceh region Soldiers guarded trucks carrying fuel and other staples into Indonesia's Aceh province Saturday as the military warned that food was running out in parts of the region. Prices have doubled in some areas because of the dangers of traveling since Jakarta launched an offensive Monday to crush a 27-year-old separatist rebellion. On Thursday, UNICEF warned of a "grave humanitarian crisis" in the province. It said basic health services and programs for assisting poor families and their children had collapsed.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 25 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A visit to a shopping mall always has the potential to become ugly for "Bill" and his wife, "Sita". There are the stares, the double-takes and, frequently, the hurtful comments, spoken in a stage whisper so the American and his younger Indonesian wife will be sure to hear.

Posted in General @ 05 November 2000 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More teachers strike for pay rise More teachers took to the streets across Indonesia on Monday, forcing some schools to close, as the government came close to approving a hefty increase in their allowances. The protests on Monday were conducted by teachers from the West Java town of Garut, who came by bus to Jakarta; there were similar, albeit smaller, protests in Semarang and Makassar.

Posted in General @ 17 April 2000 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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