Indonesia

UN chief expresses solidarity with Indonesian authorities after flash floods kill dozens in Papua

More than 70 have died and dozens are missing in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, which was hit by flash floods and landslides on Sunday, and more than 4,000 have reportedly been displaced.

News in Brief 27 December 2018

  • UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive poll’ in Bangladesh
  • World Food Programme prepares to aid Indonesia tsunami survivors
  • WHO condemns armed attacks in Libyan hospital
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News in Brief 26 December 2018

  • UN mission condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
  • Indonesia tsunami response
  • UN mission condemns terrorist attack in Libya
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Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs over 400 as Government-led relief efforts are stepped up

Government-led relief efforts are being stepped up at the tip of the Indonesia’s two main islands of Sumatra and Java after a tsunami slammed into densely-populated coastal areas along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

Indonesia tsunami: Many still missing as death toll rises

Indonesians are being warned to stay away from beaches along the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java, following this weekend’s devastating tsunami in the area, which government and humanitarian agency reports indicate has claimed hundreds of lives, with the total likely to rise.

UN ready to support tsunami-hit parts of Indonesia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” at the loss of life, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the Indonesian coast late Saturday, local time.

Papua demonstrators must be allowed freedom to assert their rights: OHCHR

The mass arrest of demonstrators in Indonesia who were attempting to mark a national day for indigenous people in the east of the archipelago, has been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR. Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani explained to UN News on Friday, what’s behind these latest developments.

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FROM THE FIELD: 10,000 Indonesia quake survivors to receive UN tents

More than 2,000 emergency tents have been delivered by the UN to the people worst affected by the devastating earquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi in Indonesia in September, 2018. 

News in Brief 19 October 2018

  • Aid continues to arrive in quake-hit Indonesia, devastation ‘beyond imagination’
  • Mass migrant march from Honduras may overwhelm authorities, warns UNHCR
  • Yemen cyclone kills three as UN food agency calls for US$117 million for next six months
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Sulawesi devastation ‘beyond imagination’ as massive aid operation continues: UN relief agencies

More emergency shelter supplies and relief for thousands of victims of Indonesia’s recent earthquake and tsunami is set to arrive on the island of Sulawesi in the coming days, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, amid reports from staff that the devastation is “beyond imagination”.