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Sinabung emergency response extended until January 4 The emergency response to the eruption of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra has been extended until January 4, 2014 as the volcano still shows signs of increased activity, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson said on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 December 2013 21:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia ranks second in poor sanitation Based on the data published by the United Nations (UN), Indonesia ranks second in poor sanitation, said Johan Mantik, Assistant Brand Manager for Vixal & Domestos at PT Unilever Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 03 October 2013 14:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Better sanitation awareness needed in Indonesia Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono has called for a better public awareness concerning sanitation in Indonesia. "The President and I have paid a lot of attention to the sanitation development. This is serious problem facing many nations in the world," the First Lady said when receiving participants of the National Sanitation Jamboree at the State Palace, here, on Friday.

Posted in General @ 28 June 2013 13:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate some residential areas in Denpasar A number of residential areas in Denpasar, Bali, are inundated by flood waters after Denpasar City was showered with rain since Thursday night until Friday morning.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 June 2013 09:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi: 'MRT, monorail, then deep tunnel' Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated that he will implement development projects in the city one by one, starting from Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT), followed by Monorail, and then finally the deep tunnel.

Posted in General @ 09 January 2013 16:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi inaugurates East Jakarta mayor in slum area Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated East Jakarta Mayor H.R. Krisdianto and his deputy Husein Murad in the slum area of Kampung Pulo Jahe in Cakung on Thursday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 December 2012 02:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Youths aware of waste management Many Indonesian youth are now aware of importance of waste management in preserving the national resources.

Posted in Environment @ 03 December 2012 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7% of Indonesians have no access to good sanitation About seven percent of Indonesians have no access to adequate sanitation, Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 10 September 2012 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


USAID provides US$33.7 million for sanitation The United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) has provided assistance worth US$33.7 million for sanitation program over the past five years in Indonesia.

Posted in Health @ 04 June 2012 00:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia issues grant for health and water needs Indonesia The government of Australia has issued a 5 trillion Rupiah (U.S.$555 million) grant to Indonesia to assist regions in need of health facilities and clean water, officials said on Saturday.

Posted in Health @ 28 January 2012 14:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Amnesty Int'l urges Indonesia to protect Shiite minority Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian government to provide protection for hundreds of Shiites who have been forced to return to their village in East Java after being evicted from their homes in Madura by an anti-Shiite mob.

Posted in Religion @ 16 January 2012 07:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami survivors still lack adequate shelter One month after a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia's southern Mentawai islands, shelter for the more than 11,000 people affected remains a critical challenge, aid workers and officials say. "The most urgent need for people affected by the tsunami is housing and restoring their livelihoods," Andi Hanindito, head of emergency response with the Ministry of Social Affairs, told IRIN.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 November 2010 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU provides 1.5 million in aid for tsunami and volcano victims The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced that its Commission will be providing €1.5 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to survivors of the tsunami in Mentawai and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2010 02:12 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


Jakarta's slums struggle with sanitation In Jakarta's northern Muara Angke coastal area, a lack of access to piped water has forced people to bathe and wash clothes using murky grey water from fish ponds. "I don't feel disgusted at all. I’ve gotten used to it," Ibu Nunung, who shells mussels for a living, told IRIN outside her house in Muara Angke Blok Empang, a slum in the area.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Overcrowding fuels TB in prisons Serious overcrowding, a shortage of medical staff and a lack of funding are thwarting Indonesia's efforts to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in prisons, experts say. Indonesia's 422 prisons hold more than 140,000 inmates, even though they were designed for 80,000, according to the Justice Ministry.

Posted in Health @ 27 January 2010 05:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


West Sumatra quake survivors lack water and sanitation Thousands of survivors of an earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra Province are still grappling with a lack of clean water and adequate sanitation more than a month after the disaster, relief workers say.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 November 2009 01:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More aid for West Sumatra quake victims Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country's largest Muslim organization, and the Australian government agency AusAID have extended relief aid worth A$250,000 for victims of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that devastated much of West Sumatra last month.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 November 2009 00:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report Mount Kelut volcano; no. 3 The Team for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Observation in Blitar reported today that the temperature of water in the crater continues to increase, albeit slowly. The highest level of alert (level 4) is still in force.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 October 2007 09:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HFH Indonesia to start house rehabilitation for Jakarta flood victims Habitat for Humanity Indonesia has put its wheels into motion with a fast response to rehabilitate 1,000 flood-damaged homes in Jakarta in three months. HFH Indonesia kicked off the project on 17th February with the rehabilitation of five houses in Sukakarya, Bekasi, one of the most affected areas. This will involve mostly repairs of the houses' earth flooring. Come next week, Habitat will start rehabilitation works in Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 February 2007 04:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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


Jakarta flood victims face stinking garbage, mud Thousands of residents of the Indonesian capital began returning to their homes on Wednesday as flood waters receded, but they faced a huge task clearing up streets and homes caked in stinking garbage and mud. The death toll from the floods, the worst for at least five years, rose to 50 people, a health ministry official said.

Posted in Flooding @ 07 February 2007 09:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia floods begin to recede amid disease risk Flood waters receded in parts of Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, but huge areas remained submerged heightening the risk of disease amid questions over why more had not been done to prevent the disaster. Businesses were also trying to assess the economic impact of the floods, which have caused blackouts, cut telecommunications and made many key roads impassable.

Posted in Flooding @ 07 February 2007 02:36 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


Diarrhea sweeps Nusa Tenggara, 43 children die Forty-three children aged under five have died and thousands of people have been hospitalized because of suffering diarrhea since August in East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia, Kompas daily reported here Saturday. The cause of the disease was the poor water quality and sanitation during the long drought in the eastern part of the vast archipelago country, said the head of the health department of the Timor Tengah district Markus Righuwa.

Posted in Health @ 28 October 2006 14:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Tetanus kills 18 quake survivors in Java Tetanus has killed at least 18 earthquake survivors in Indonesia among more than 50 known cases of the infection spread through bacteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Indonesian health workers and the United Nations agency have been conducting vaccination campaigns against tetanus and measles after the May 27 quake around Yogyakarta that killed more than 5,700 people and left tens of thousands homeless.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lack of funds hits Java quake relief Aid organisations helping the survivors of last month's massive earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java have warned that emergency relief operations are being hampered by a shortage of funds from international donors.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2006 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Red Cross triples aid appeal for Indonesia quake The International Red Cross has tripled its emergency aid appeal to help survivors of the earthquake, which killed more than 5800 people in Indonesia last month. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was increasing its appeal to US$31 million ($49 million), after donors covered its initial May 27 request for US$10.4 million.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 June 2006 07:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sanitary conditions worsen in quake-hit area Many of Indonesia's 650,000 homeless earthquake survivors are living with deteriorating sanitary conditions, forced to wash with dirty water that infects wounds and spreads skin disease, doctors said Sunday. Another peril loomed from a nearby volcano, which spewed lava and hot gases dozens of times on Sunday. There was also concern about bird flu in the quake zone, as the number of Indonesia's human deaths from the virus mounted. Some of the homeless have taken shelter in chicken coops that aid workers fear could contain the disease.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 June 2006 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flimsy tents now home for Indonesia quake survivors Tens of thousands of Indonesians took refuge in flimsy tents in the earthquake-hit region of Java island on Thursday, as officials urged a stop to aid distribution by night to prevent theft and looting. Rescue workers were still pulling dead bodies from the rubble of the 6.3 magnitude quake, which struck at dawn on Saturday and levelled entire villages around the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, reducing homes to piles of wood, tiles and tin.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 June 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt fights to stop disease as quake toll rises to 4,983 Indonesian authorities rushed to provide survivors of the May 27 earthquake in Java with clean water and shelter to halt the spread of disease among 200,000 homeless people, as the death toll rose to 4,983. Aid agencies such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies supplied 2,000 tents for 10,000 people in areas south of Yogyakarta and are transporting tents used for survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Aceh. The World Food Program will start distributing 100 metric tons of fortified noodles and other food today, agency spokesman Barry Came said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 May 2006 06:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cholera claims 151 in Papua province A cholera outbreak in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua has killed 151 people in the last month and has made another 3 200 ill, says a health ministry spokesperson on Friday. Sumardi said: "The latest report we received today shows that the death toll has reached 151." He said at least 3 200 people have been affected by the disease since early last month.

Posted in Health @ 29 April 2006 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Is affordable, clean water for all just a dream? The number of Indonesian urban poor without access to running water, an estimated 50 million people, exceeds the combined populations of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Nearly half of all people currently living in Jakarta, the fourth most populous city in the world, lack a piped water connection; this number of unconnected is greater than the urban population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted in General @ 06 February 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta market vendor dies of bird flu A market vendor in Jakarta, who had a history of contact with sick poultry, died of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu Thursday. Officials at Jakarta's Infectious Diseases Hospital said local tests for the 22-year-old indicate he had the virus. If blood and swab samples sent to a World Health Organisation-approved laboratory in Hong Kong come back positive, Indonesia will raise its human death toll to 15.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 January 2006 09:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Markets a bird flu risk Ignorance, filthy conditions and lack of water risk making traditional Indonesian markets breeding grounds for bird flu in people and poultry, the World Health Organization said. The warning comes after the death of a 22-year-old Indonesian chicken seller, which local tests showed had been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 January 2006 12:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Three more die of malaria in Lombok Three more people in East Lombok regency have died of malaria since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the current outbreak to nine. Two of the three latest deaths occurred in the subdistricts of Sekarwangi and Ijobalit, while the other death was in neighboring Pijot subdistrict.

Posted in Health @ 22 November 2005 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Six die, 266 others hospitalized in Lombok malaria outbreak At least six people have died and 266 others have been treated at local hospitals and community health centers in East Lombok since a malaria outbreak was first detected in the regency at the end of October. The outbreak struck three subdistricts in the regency concentrating on the Ijobalit and Sekarwangi areas, with the six dead and 232 other people contracting the disease there. The 34 other cases were found in Pijot.

Posted in Health @ 19 November 2005 09:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever claims 80 lives in Semarang The spread of dengue in Central Java province has reached alarming proportions with 80 fatalities having been reported since January this year, a senior health official said on Tuesday. The 80 fatalities were out of a total of 3,531 dengue cases reported to health officials during the same period, said Central Java provincial health office director Budihardja.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 16 November 2005 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Mass poultry culling planned to halt bird flu Indonesia will slaughter poultry and pigs in areas most infected by bird flu, 10 days after a fourth person died from the disease, a minister said today. The government also plans to draft a law that will allow it to punish farmers who refuse to kill their poultry, Agriculture Minister Anton Apriantono told reporters after a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to discuss ways to halt the spread of the avian influenza virus.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 September 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Banda Aceh battles raging fire A lack of water is preventing firefighters in Indonesia's tsunami-devastated city of Banda Aceh from getting close to a raging blaze. Firefighters say the fire, spanning at least three kilometers (1.5 miles), was possibly caused by residents burning garbage. The Associated Press reports that while no one was living in the area, about 100 former residents were in the vicinity trying to salvage belongings and looking for missing loved ones.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia wary over debt freeze Tsunami-hit Indonesia was considering an offer of a debt repayment freeze from the Paris Club of donor nations, but was concerned the aid could damage its economy, foreign minister Hasan Wirayuda said yesterday. The Asian Development Bank said yesterday the disaster could throw nearly 2 million people into poverty, but most of the stricken nations would suffer limited economic damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 January 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia starts building refugee camps The United Nations said Wednesday that camps for up to 500,000 tsunami refugees will be built on devastated Sumatra island, while world leaders headed to Indonesia to discuss how to distribute billions of dollars in aid. Indonesia's government has started breaking ground on four camps around Banda Aceh, the main city in northern Sumatra, where an estimated 1 million people were left homeless by the tsunami. The United Nations plans to provide tents and equipment for up to 500,000, said Michael Elmquist, who heads the U.N. relief effort in Aceh.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 January 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami death toll in Indonesia approaching 100,000 Catastrophic is the only word that comes close to describing the impact of Sunday’s earthquake and tsunami on the impoverished Indonesian regions in northern Sumatra. As of yesterday, the official death toll had risen to more than 50,000. But government officials are warning that the figure will rise to at least 100,000 as relief teams reach more remote areas, particularly on the west coast.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 December 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia sends Navy ship, choppers to Indonesia Prime Minister John Howard has announced Australia is sending a Navy ship and helicopters to Indonesia and the Government has also offered to set up a field hospital in Aceh. Mr Howard says the Asian tsunami is a human tragedy of mammoth proportions and everything must be done to help the people of neighbouring nations.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


17 killed, thousands infected by dengue in Jakarta An outbreak of dengue fever has killed 17 people in the Indonesian capital and infected thousands more, health officials said on Monday. As of Monday, health officials in Jakarta said 2,518 people in the capital had been hospitalised for the mosquito-borne disease -- twice the rate of last year. "The number of dengue fever cases is extraordinarily high," Indonesia's Health Minister Achmad Suyudi said.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 16 February 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia mulls random blood tests for bird flu Indonesia's government will soon decide whether to take random blood samples from several regions to check for signs of bird flu infections, an official said on Sunday. Director General for Contagious Disease Control and Environmental Sanitation Umar Fahmi Achmadi said his office was considering sending teams to take the random blood samples in the cities of Jakarta and Surabaya, as well as the Riau islands south of Singapore.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel subsidies have long been a thorny problem for various Indonesian governments. Attempts to reduce the level of these subsidies by increasing domestic fuel prices have often been met by protests, forcing the price hike to be reversed. In January 2003, the government again tried to increase fuel prices, and was again forced to back down by public protests. In this article , Dr. Bachrawi Sanusi takes an indepth look at the issue:

Posted in General @ 15 July 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi erupts, but nearby residents unmoved The 2,968-meter high Mount Merapi erupted at dawn on Saturday and continued spewing hot clouds of steam and fine ash throughout the day, but residents were undeterred despite the high alert warning announced by the government. The latest discharge of hot cloud took place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 February 2001 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in C. Sulawesi earthquake reaches 39 The intensive search for victims of the strong tectonic earthquake which hit Central Sulawesi last Thursday continued on Monday with the discovery of one more body, bringing the total death toll to 39. The crisis center in Banggai regency said 36 of the victims were residents of the Banggai islands while four were residents of Luwuk Banggai regency on mainland Central Sulawesi. However, only 15 of the deceased had been identified, reports said. Assistant to the South Sulawesi provincial secretary Mahmud Dg Masikki told The Jakarta Post in Makassar that the local administration was trying to cope with the survivors, who are being sheltered in tents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2000 09:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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