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Indonesia: Wild Fire: 2015/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 2015/01
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Wild Fire
Outline Indonesian officials have begun evacuating infants and their mothers from Riau province in Indonesia as levels of air pollution from peat and forest fires on Sumatra remain hazardous across the region.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies 2015/11/04
Forest and land fires which occurred in some of the islands of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra resulted in a very dense haze, with conditions on the round getting more and more serious.

CNN 2015/10/01
More than 35,000 people have fallen ill from the air pollution in the three months up to the end of September, according to the Riau province health agency. Most of those were suffering from respiratory ailments, although eye infections and skin irritation have also been reported.

Geographycal Data

German Aerospace Center 2015/10/30
Peering through smoke - DLR satellite TET-1 delivers detailed images of the fires in Indonesia (30 October 2015)

European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office 2015/11/11
Indonesia - Forest fires - ECHO Daily Map | 11/11/2015