Indonesia

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”.

At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people

Standing amidst the wreckage of Balaroa, one of the worst hit areas of Palu, Indonesia, on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it was “impossible not to feel heart-broken” at the destruction caused by the huge earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi two weeks ago.

Do all you can to resolve climate change ‘sticking points’ UN chief urges South-East Asian leaders, in Bali

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change.

Indonesia earthquake: death toll rises beyond 2,000, UN targets nearly 200,000, supporting Government-led response

Following the series of devastating earthquakes, tsunami and landslides on 28 September in Indonesia, the death toll has risen to 2,010, with around 10,700 seriously injured and nearly 700 still reported missing, according to United Nations agencies on Tuesday.

News In Brief 05 October 2018

  • UN Goodwill Ambassador and Congolese surgeon joint winners of Nobel Peace Prize 2018
  • Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island
  • WFP scales up emergency school lunch campaign in Central African Republic
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Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesian island: UN agencies

Aid is getting through to victims of last Friday’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, which struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, but stricken communities are still in dire need, UN aid agencies said on Friday.

News in Brief 04 October 2018

  • Security Council heads to DR Congo as Ebola threatens regional stability
  • Shortages and infrastructure collapse, hampers Indonesia relief effort
  • Global food prices drop more than 7 per cent year-on-year: FAO
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