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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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Heavy rainfall has continued to affect several parts of Indonesia, causing flooding, displacements, and damage. The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) has provided data on the extent of the impact on different regions in Indonesia, including Luwu Regency, Gresik Regency, and East and South Kalimantan. The report below provides more details on the situation.

Impact on Luwu Regency:

In Luwu Regency, which is located in South Sulawesi, heavy rainfall has led to the displacement of 128 people, with almost 1,500 affected. The floods have caused damage to infrastructure, homes, and farmlands, leading to the displacement of families. The local authorities have provided assistance to the affected communities, including the provision of temporary shelter, food, and other basic necessities.

Impact on Gresik Regency:

In Gresik Regency, located in East Java Province, at least 50 people have been evacuated to two evacuation centres, with approximately 7,400 others affected. The flooding has caused damage to homes, infrastructure, and farmlands, disrupting the livelihoods of the affected families. The local authorities have been working to provide assistance to the affected communities, including the provision of temporary shelter, food, and other basic necessities.

Impact on East and South Kalimantan:

In East and South Kalimantan, more than 6,100 people have been affected by the heavy rainfall. The floods have caused damage to homes, infrastructure, and farmlands, leading to the displacement of families and disruption of livelihoods. The local authorities have provided assistance to the affected communities, including the provision of temporary shelter, food, and other basic necessities.

Forecast:

The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) has forecasted that on 17-18 March, light to moderate rain with localized thunderstorms are expected to occur over the affected provinces. The forecasted weather conditions could exacerbate the already dire situation, leading to further displacement and damage.

Conclusion:

The heavy rainfall in Indonesia has resulted in floods, displacement, and damage in several regions, including Luwu Regency, Gresik Regency, and East and South Kalimantan. The local authorities have been providing assistance to the affected communities, but the situation remains dire. The forecasted weather conditions could worsen the situation, and it is essential to provide additional support to the affected communities to mitigate the impact of the flooding.

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Humanitarian Impact
  8,383
      Affected Persons
1,848
        Families

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

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