UN-OCHA, 06 June 2006
OCHA Field Situation Report No. 10. Indonesia - Earthquake -
Central Java and Yogyakarta Provinces
This report is developed by the HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information
provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster
(BAKORNAS PB), Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster of
Central Java, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, UN agencies, NGOs,
Donors and media reports.
1. The Government is revising earthquake statistics. The new death toll ranges from
5,536 to 5,782, injury estimates range from 36,457 to 57,790 and number of displaced
people ranges from 200,000 to 650,000.
2. The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) reports that aftershocks are still
occurring, but their frequency and intensity declines.
3. According to the Indonesian Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard
Mitigation eruptions at Mount Merapi, adjacent to the earthquake's epicentre, continue
with the partial collapse of the lava dome at the summit. These eruptions are
producing avalanches of hot gas and volcanic material. Merapi continues to grow in
height because it is gaining mass. Scientists believe that a major eruption is still
possible, but cannot predict when it may happen. Merapi is still classified at the
highest level of danger.
4. The Government of Japan announced a grant of almost USD 4 million to the
Government of Indonesia and another USD 1 million grant to the International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This is part of the
USD10 million contribution that was previously announced. Japan is also providing
Indonesia with in-kind assistance (tents and other materials) equivalent to USD
5. BAPPENAS is carrying out an earthquake damage and loss assessment. The
assessment report will be completed by 14 June and will be followed by the
preparation of a Government action plan.
1. The Ministry of Health and local government continue to provide free medical
treatment in state-owned and private hospitals. Claims can be submitted to the
state-owned medical insurance company, PT ASKES.
2. The Provincial Office is encountering difficulties in the monitoring of
psychosocial/mental health interventions by organizations. Mental hospitals in Klaten
and Solo, together with the Department of Psychiatry of the Universitas Sebelas
Maret will start a rapid assessment of mental health needs on Monday (5 June). An
unconfirmed number of quake-related suicides have been reported. The Provincial
Health Office and the District Health Office will monitor suicide trends in
3. A measles vaccination and Vitamin A supplement campaign will take place this
week. The campaign is targeted at 300,000 children among the displaced population.
Tetanus vaccinations will also be given to evacuation workers and all individuals
between 15 to 60 years of age in the displaced population.
4. One tetanus case has been reported by WHO. Food poisoning has affected a
cluster of 70 people and its causes are being investigated. An early warning system
for disease surveillance has been established.
5. A cluster of diarrhea cases in Bantul attributed to poor sanitation conditions has
been reported. Latrines, washing and bathing units are needed. WHO confirms that
preliminary Provincial Health Office data show a slight increase in the number of
cases of diarrhea. Concerns have also been raised about living conditions and
overcrowding at IDP sites. This could possibly lead to outbreaks of other
6. Bird flu outbreaks in poultry have been reported in the area, without human cases
to date. There has been no significant poultry die-off in the affected areas to date
Water & Sanitation
1. Eight agencies are working on a water and sanitation assessment. PDAM
(municipal water authorities) assessments have been completed, but collecting the
overall picture of water and sanitation needs in villages will take considerable time.
2. PMI is installing a water plant in Gatiwarno (Klaten district) with the capacity to
supply 20,000 people with clean water.
3. CARDI plans to construct 100 communal latrines and organize community-based
hygiene campaigns to address immediate needs and help prevent the outbreak of
disease. CARDI will also distribute 400 shelter recovery kits to assist communities in
salvaging and recycling shelter materials. 1000 household kits will be distributed
together with essential non-food items to help families re-establish their households,
maintain hygiene, and prevent the outbreak of disease. Seven child friendly spaces
will also be established to mitigate the effect of the traumatic experiences on children.
4. A major constraint remains the problem in identifying the numbers and locations of
the affected populations to allow for efficient water delivery, as well as targeting other
1. UNICEF has distributed 5,000 plastic sheets, 20 school tents, 30 water bladders,
6,000 hygiene kits and 3,000 jerry cans. 23 water tankers are operating in
2. PMI has provided emergency shelter support to more than 10,000 families (in
Bantul, Klaten, Sleman, Kln. Progo, Jogja, Gunung Kidul, Magelang, and Boyolali),
together with food parcels, hygiene kits, baby kits (families with babies) and sleeping
3. The consensus of the cluster is that tarps are more appropriate, but there will still
be tents in the area (for example through bilateral donations).
1. WFP is using a football field in Bantul to erect mobile warehouses, which will be
open for Common Services usage. A second larger area located east of Yogyakarta at
Kalasan will be used to house other mobile warehouses for common use and an IOM
Map: Indonesia: Earthquake - Situation map No. 10
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