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Indonesia: Earthquake: 2004/12/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2004/12/26
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Earthquake
Outline At least 94,081 people dead, 7,191 people missing, in the aftermath of a tsunami triggered by the most powerful earthquake (9.0-magnitude) since 1964.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 34 2005/04/02
Dead: 126,732
Missing: 93,652
Displaced: 533,770
OCHA Situation Report No. 33 2005/03/24
Dead: 126,602
Missing: 93,638
Displaced: 514,150
OCHA Situation Report No. 32 2005/03/18
Dead: 126,296
Missing: 93,837
Displaced: 400,062
OCHA Situation Report No. 31 2005/03/10
Dead: 125,736
Missing: 94,470
Displaced: 400,062
OCHA Situation Report No. 30 2005/03/01
Dead: 124,573
Missing: 111,745
Displaced: 400,376
OCHA Situation Report No. 29 2005/02/25
Dead: 123,598
Missing: 113,937
Displaced: 400,901
OCHA Situation Report No. 28 2005/02/22
Dead: 122,232
Missing: 113,937
Displaced: 406,156
OCHA Situation Report No. 27 2005/02/18
Dead: 120,514
Missing: 114,897
Displaced: 403,428
OCHA Situation Report No. 23 2005/02/02
Dead: 108,110
Missing: 127,749
OCHA Situation Report No. 25 2005/02/08
Dead: 114,573
Missing: 127,749
OCHA Situation Report No. 18 (2005/01/14)
Dead: 110,229
Missing: 12,132
Displaced: 703,518
CNN News 2004/01/03
Dead 94,000

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OCHA Situation Report No. 34 2005/04/02
Internally Displaced Persons continue to be highly mobile as they move from IDP camps to Temporary Living Centres (TLCs). In the past 4 weeks more than 100 TLCs have been gradually occupied and these movements will continue in the weeks ahead. The authorities foresee that almost all IDP camps will be closed by late April.

OCHA Situation Report No. 33 2005/03/24
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia (GoRI) issued a press release on 22 March confirming that it continues to hold open the door for foreign humanitarian organizations and agencies to participate in the reconstruction and rehabilitation process in NAD.

OCHA Situation Report No. 32 2005/03/18
Representatives of national and provincial government, local NGOs, international bodies, including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and UNDP gathered from 11-13 March to develop guidelines for the Master Plan (also referred to as the 'blueprint') on rehabilitation and reconstruction for the 2005-2009 period. The Master Plan will be released on 26 March 2005.

OCHA Situation Report No. 31 2005/03/10
The new UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Masood Hyder, arrived in Banda Aceh on 2 March. Mr. Hyder has been seconded from WFP for a three-month period.

OCHA Situation Report No. 30 2005/03/01
On 1 March, the Governor of NAD Province formally opened the public consultation process on the Government Blueprint, or Master Plan, on Reconstruction for Aceh.

OCHA Situation Report No. 29 2005/02/25
Concerns have been raised about the water and sanitation facilities at the Temporary Living Centres (TLCs) and spontaneous sites, both in terms of quality and quantity in Banda Aceh and along the west coast.

OCHA Situation Report No. 28 2005/02/22
WHO is collaborating with the provincial health office and other partners to support water and sanitation plans by providing technical advice. CARE is currently carrying out a water and sanitation assessment, the results of which will be available soon.

OCHA Situation Report No. 27 2005/02/18
The government has completed 33% of the planned 418 barracks for displaced persons. The voluntary movement of displaced people to the 139 completed barracks commenced early this week.

OCHA Situation Report No. 25 2005/02/08
The Provincial Government of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam has started its registration of displaced people who will be moved to relocation sites in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar District and will subsequently start in the other districts.

OCHA Situation Report No. 23 2005/02/02
BAKORNAS reported that the rehabilitation of the telephone system in Banda Aceh was completed by 1 February 2005 and that 50 percent of electricity supply in Banda Aceh and 30 percent in Meulaboh have been restored.

OCHA Situation Report No. 18 2005/01/14
Latest figures as of 14 January 2005

OCHA Field Situation Report Update No. 14 2005/01/08
The Department of Social Affairs reported that the number of victims in Aceh and North Sumatra stands at 113,306 persons and 10,073 persons are missing.

OCHA Situation Report No. 12 2005/01/05
The report from the Department of Health mentions that the death toll in both Aceh and Northern Sumatra stands at 94,200.

OCHA Situation Report No. 13 2005/01/06
Today, the United Nations and its partners launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the urgent and immediate needs of the communities severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit coastal areas in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, as well as Myanmar, Seychelles, and Somalia, on 26 December 2004.

OCHA Situation Report No. 11 2005/01/04
According to the Department of Health, the death toll in both Aceh and Northern Sumatra has risen to 94,100. Around 387,607 people are sheltering in tents or scattered IDP camps.

OCHA Situation Report No. 10 2005/01/03
94,081 dead; 7,191 missing; more than a hundred thousand people living in temporary shelters and camps.

OCHA Situation Report No. 9 2005/01/01
The death toll in Aceh and North Sumatra from the massive earthquake and tsunami has risen up to 80,248 persons and 1,541 are missing.

OCHA Relief Web 2005/01/03
Indonesia's tsunami death toll passed 94,000 on Monday as desperate survivors in isolated areas of Aceh province remained without aid more than a week after the disaster, despite a huge global relief effort

OCHA Situation Report No. 8 2004/12/31
As of Dec. 31, the Government reported that the death toll stands at 80,000. Thousands of injured people are being treated at public and field hospitals. 108,000 persons are reported to be sheltering in emergency tents.

OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2004/12/28
The official death toll so far is 5,754.

Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/27
Asia earthquake, tsunami death toll 23,263

Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/27
Indonesian Vice- President Jusuf Kalla said on Monday the death toll from a tsunami that swept across the Indian ocean region could hit 10,000 in one area of his country alone.

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2004/12/27
The latest information from the Department of Social Affairs on 27 December 2004 said that 4,712 people were killed, 303 people have been missing and some 50,000 people displaced due to the earthquake/tsunami.

The Jakarta Post 2004/12/27
Terrifying walls of water up to 10 metres (33 feet) high were reported across the Indian Ocean, roaring ashore with bewildering speed, sweeping people off beaches, flattening hotels and homes, uprooting trees and overturning cars. In Indonesia at least 4,185 people were killed as the country took the full force of the earthquake and the ensuing waves.

The Jakarta Post 2004/12/27
The Ministry of Health put the death toll at 1,873 across the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra on the northern tip of Sumatra island.

WHO Situation Report No. 1 2004/12/26 (pdf file)
There are already reports of considerable numbers of deaths, Indonesia (2,200), Sri Lanka (3,225), Maldives (10), Thailand (257), Bangladesh(2), India (2,000), and Malaysia (28), and figures can be expected to rise in the coming days.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (2004/12/26)
The Government of Indonesia and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator have not yet been able to make contact with the authorities in Aceh. Electricity has been cut off, and it seems that the mobile phone system is either destroyed or overloaded.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (2004/12/26)
The quake claimed more than 500 lives. No report of number of people injured who are now being treated at hospitals. Severe damage caused to hundreds of houses, shops, bridges, and government buildings. Electricity and telecommunication lines out of the Aceh provincial capital of Banda Aceh were cut.

Reuters 2004/12/26
Up to 55 people, many of them children, were killed when the tsunami swept the coast around the Bireuen regency in Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island. Bireuen lies near the town of Lhokseumawe, which was also badly hit and where 23 people were killed.

OCHA Relief Web 2004/12/26
Almost 700 dead from quake, tidal wave in Indonesia

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Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/31
SAT MAP: Aceh heavily damaged by tsunami

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