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A volunteer checks out the UNICEF coming truck at the posko (the center of distribution aid) at magelang, Central java, Indonesia on October 29, 2010. Mount Merapi, on the outskirts of the city of Yogyakarta on Java island, first erupted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, killing 33 peoples. Authorities have been trying to evacuate more than 11,000 villagers living on the slopes of the volcano, where many houses have been destroyed, the ruins lying covered in white ash. UNICEF responses to the disaster by distributing 4500 Hygiene kits, 4500 jerycans, 21 water bladders to the people of the affected areas.

Photo by Edy Purnomo/UNICEF

Situation report 2

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Volcano eruption at Mount Merapi As of 28 October, the eruption has resulted in 30,000 displaced people.   UNICEF-supplied water storage bladders are off-loaded from a truck at the at the government’s central distribution point in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The truck is part of a first convoy of emergency supplies being provided to assist […]

Situation report 1

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Two destructive disasters, a volcano eruption and a 7.2-magnitute earthquake struck Indonesia on 26 and 25 October respectively, affecting tens of thousands of people. UNICEF’s emergency preparedness measures have swung into action to provide necessary emergency assistance and relief. Volcano eruption at Mount Merapi A volcano at Mount Merapi in Central Java province erupted on […]

Situation report 3

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10 November 2010 Volcano eruption at Mount Merapi Over 320,000 displaced people are currently located in Central Java. With the continuing eruptions, there is a need to continue to monitor and assess the situation to avoid possible food security problems in the near future as volcanic ashes will likely damage agricultural crops. UNICEF’s response In […]

Situation report 3

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10 November 2010 Volcano eruption at Mount Merapi Over 320,000 displaced people are currently located in Central Java. With the continuing eruptions, there is a need to continue to monitor and assess the situation to avoid possible food security problems in the near future as volcanic ashes will likely damage agricultural crops. UNICEF’s response In […]