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04 June, 2006

Indonesia: Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 9

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Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0098
OCHA Situation Report No. 9
Indonesia – Earthquake – Update
Central Java and Yogyakarta Provinces

This report is developed by HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster of Central Java, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, UN agencies, NGOs, Donors and media reports.

I. SITUATION

1. Death toll estimates range from 4,992 to 6,234. Injury estimates range from 33,699 to 57,790. The number of people displaced ranges from 200,000 to 650,000.

2. The local media reports that after meeting with the Governor of Yogyakarta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated that the government is no longer accepting foreign medical volunteer teams. The life-saving and search and rescue phase are over, but medical treatment of surviving victims continues. The Minister of National Development Planning/Chairperson of the National Planning Agency said that the government will channel funds for housing reconstruction by group. Each group should consist of up to 30 families, and will receive IDR 900 million (USD 97,000). Each family will get IDR 30 million (USD 3,239). The funds will be channelled to the bank account of each group. The community will monitor and manage its own funds. Only local contractors will be used for housing reconstruction. Data collection should be finished by June 10 and reconstruction will start on 1 July.

II. NATIONAL RESPONSE

3. MENKOKESRA has issued guidelines on the emergency response for the earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java:

- The next of kin of victims who perished in the quake will receive IDR 2 million (USD 216). The compensation will be distributed through the head of village/area. The list of the recipients will be prepared by the head of village/area.

- Food assistance will be provided in the form of 10 kg of rice/month/person, and IDR 3,000 (USD 0.3) of emergency relief per person/day.

- IDR 100,000 (USD 11)/family will be provided for victims to buy kitchen utensils.

- Free medical treatment in state-owned and private hospitals.

- Temporary shelters in temporary camps/IDP areas will be established.

- The Central Government will provide assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction of affected communities. Details of implementation will be worked out once data compilation by the Department of Public Works is completed.

III. INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

4. At the request of BAKORNAS, IOM will provide 100 trucks for the distribution of rice to affected communities in Bantul and Klaten. IOM continues to provide extensive transport and logistics services to the Government of Indonesia and various donor shipments arriving at the airport. 209 tons of food and non-food items have been delivered to date. The IOM fleet currently consists of 58 trucks. As of 3 June, IOM has returned 727 patients and accompanying family members from hospitals in Yogjakarta, Bantul and Klaten to their home villages. The District Health Office in Yogyakarta has asked IOM to extend both these services to cover all government hospitals.

5. International Relief Development (IRD) has received and begun distribution of $45,820 worth of medical supplies and medicines from Direct Relief International to hospitals and provincial health centers throughout Bantul. In addition, noodles have been distributed to 36,220 people in the sub-districts of Bayat and Cawas in Klaten. IRD will continue to distribute noodles to survivors in sub-districts throughout Klaten and Bantul.

6. The Tunisian Government has sent a cargo plane of food, medicine, tents, and clothes for earthquake victims.

For detailed information, please contact:

Mr. Abdul Haq Amiri
UN HC/RC Office in Jakarta

Tel. 62 21 314 1308 ;
Fax. 62 21 319 00 003
Mobile 62 811 108 72 77

Laksmita Noviera
UN HC/RC Office in Jakarta
Tel. 62 21 314 1308,
Fax. 62 21 319 00 003
Mobile 62 811 840 820

Tel.: +41-22-917 1234
Fax: +41-22-917 0023
E-mail: ochagva@un.org

In case of emergency only:
Tel. +41-22-917 2010

Chief, Asia and Pacific Section CRD Geneva
Ms. Merete Johansson
Direct tel: +41 22 917 1694
Mobile: 079 217 30 53

Press contact:
(in GVA) Ms. Elizabeth. Byrs, direct Tel. +41-22-917 2653
(in N.Y.) Ms. Stephanie Bunker, direct Tel. + 1-917 367 5126


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