Latest updates on country situation
05 September 2023
A combination of hailstorms, frost, and drought, attributable to the global El Niño phenomenon, has destroyed crops and caused food shortages in Indonesia’s Central Papua province, affecting Puncak Regency the most. Around 8,000 people urgently need food assistance. Other needs include blankets, cold weather clothes, and medicine. (STC 05/09/2023, FAO/OCHA 31/08/2023)
These crises have been identified through the INFORM Severity Index, a tool for measuring and comparing the severity of humanitarian crises globally.
IDN002 - Papua Conflict
Last updated 30/11/2023
25 November 2022
Indonesia: Earthquake in West Java province
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On 21 November 2022, an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Ritcher scale occurred at a depth of 10km in the West Java province of Indonesia. The earthquake has damaged at least 56,300 houses and has displaced around 61,000 people. At least 58,000 people are living in shelters.
10 January 2020
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Between 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, the Northeast monsoon brought rainfall to Indonesia leading to heavy flooding across the Greater Jakarta area.14,000 people were reportedly displaced on the 8 January, down from previous days' estimates. The displaced are spread across 60 emergency shelters.
10 October 2018
Indonesia: Earthquake and Tsunami Update
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Several earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi province from 28–29 September. Land liquefaction caused by the earthquake also had serious humanitarian consequences as the fate of two villages with approximately 5,000 residents remains uncertain. At least 74,000 people have been displaced and 2,010 people have died, and these numbers continue to rise. At least 616,000 people have been affected.
01 October 2018
Indonesia: Earthquake and Tsunami
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Several earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi province from 28–29 September. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 and triggered a tsunami that hit land at a speed of 800 kph with waves of up to 6m. Around 42,000 people have been displaced and 1,200 people killed, with these numbers expected to continue rising rapidly. At least, 300,000 people were exposed to category 5-8 shaking, while up to 1.5 million people who live in the area may be affected.
09 August 2018
Indonesia: Lombok Earthquake
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On 5 August, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia, with its epicentre located inland in North Lombok. The area had already been impacted by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on 29 July. On 9 August, the island was again hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, creating panic among the population and further hindering the rescue efforts.