Papua to donate cash, medicines for quake victims

October 6, 2009

Nethy Darma Somba , The Jakarta Post , Jayapura, Papua | Tue, 06 October 2009 3:56 PM | National

The Papua administration will send Rp 1 billion (US$ 100,000) in cash, and medicines worth Rp 200 million for earthquake victims in Padang and Jambi.

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INDONESIA : Earthquake in West Papua, initial tally is 4 dead, 34 injured

January 5, 2009

by Mathias Hariyadi
Thousands of refugees have abandoned their homes out of fear of more collapses. The area is isolated, making the situation difficult for teams of aid workers. A government delegation has gone to the spot of the tragedy, one of the most poor and backward in the country.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A series of strong tremors yesterday shook the province of West Papua, killing 4 and injuring 34. In order to address the emergency, the Indonesian government has sent a delegation of ministers and high officials to the area of the tragedy, but aid operations seem difficult because the area is isolated and difficult to reach. The main earthquake, of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale, struck 150 kilometers northwest of Manokwari, the capital of the province, 35 kilometers below the surface. Read the rest of this entry »


Yudhoyono sends ministers to West Papua

January 5, 2009

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has assigned three ministers to go to Manokwari, West Papua to take necessary steps to help manage the disaster in the earthquake-hit area.

Yudhoyono told a press conference in Jakarta that Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Jamal, and Social Affairs Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah would leave for Manokwari on Sunday.

“The (disaster management) system has been working, but to make certain I have sent three ministers to depart immediately,” he said as quoted by Kompas.com. Read the rest of this entry »