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Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea. Wikipedia

CapitalJakarta Trending

Regional languages: Over 700 languages

Population: 270.6 million (2019) World Bank

PresidentJoko Widodo

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

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Indonesia - Earthquake

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According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), the number of fatalities reached 271 people while 40 people are still missing, and more than 2,000 have been injured after the 5.6M earthquake event that occurred on 21 November in Cianjur Regency (West Java Province).

In addition, 61,908 people have been displaced, while 22,241 houses have been seriously damaged, 11,641 moderately damaged, and 22,090 slightly damaged. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

In the meanwhile, heavy rainfall and widespread floods have been affecting parts of Indonesia resulting in damage as reported by the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet). In North Sumatra Province, almost 12,800 people have been affected, and approximately 2,190 houses damaged. In South Kalimantan Province, more than 1,700 people have been affected as well as more than 600 houses.

On 24-25 November, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over North Sumatra and South Kalimantan Province while light rain is expected across Cianjur Regency (West Java Province).

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  242,000
      Affected Persons
62
        Families
  61,908
        Displaced Persons
    22090
          Damaged Homes
  75
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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