Indonesia - OCHA Consolidated Situation Report No. 60
18 - 25 January 2002
One Muslim male was found dead on 18 January in a river in the city apparently from
injuries inflicted by a Christian gang.
The provincial Government has been busy preparing for the Central Government's
ministerial delegation to Ambon scheduled to take place on 25-26 January. The team
will include the Coordinating Ministers for Political and Security Affairs, Investment
and the Economy and People's Welfare. They will meet with Muslim and Christian
leaders, local politicians, military and police commanders and will visit the IDP camp
in the Halong Naval Base in Ambon.
Mercy Corps monitored the return of 75 displaced families in North Buru this week, in
addition to last week's return of 786 families.
WFP is conducting an assessment of their food distribution projects in Tual from 23-
MSF-B completed an assessment this week in South Buru for their hygiene
SC UK conducted an assessment on 22-25 January for their education projects in
Galunggung, Batu Merah, Karang Panjang, Belakang Soya and Kayu Putih Villages
in Ambon Island.
IMC doctors went to Wamsisi, Buru this week where they found and treated 12 cases
of measles. They also visited Ambalau Island (South East Buru) where they found
another 11 cases of measles with one death reported.
MSF-B conducted their Mobile Clinic consultation this week in Ambon Island and
found eight cases of bloody diarrhoea in three IDP camps. They are monitoring the
Water and Sanitation
MSF-B completed the construction of latrines in Vitas IDP camp in Passo this week
and is completing the construction of rain catchments in Pulau Tiga, Ambon.
Mercy Corps sent a team to monitor their water and sanitation project in Alang,
Ambon Island on 23 January.
Shelter and non-food items
MSF-B distributed 300 leaflets about diarrhoea and malaria along with 900 food covers
to IDPs in Suli TNI camp in Ambon this week. They also completed window
constructions in the Cement Warehouse camp in Waihaong.
SC UK chaired the first education-working group meeting this year on Friday (18 Jan.)
which was attended by local government officials, UNICEF, Mercy Corps and CARDI.
The meeting agreed to establish a taskforce to ensure that minimum standards were
uphold in IDP camps as well as in areas where IDPs would be returned. The taskforce
held the first meeting on 23 January.
Economic recovery and Infrastructure
Mercy Corps sent a monitoring team on Wednesday (23 Jan.) for their economic
development projects in agriculture and farming in Latuhalat and Liliboi in Ambon
Mercy Corps in cooperation with Collaborative for Development Action (CDA)
conducted a workshop on peace building from 17-18 January for local NGOs and
government officials in Ambon.
ICMC opened an office in Ambon this week. The organisation's programmes will focus
on provision of services to the vulnerable and IDP returns
According to a senior security official in Ternate, seven passengers (believed to
belong to an Islamic organisation), coming from North Sulawesi were deported on
Tuesday (22 Jan.) due to lack of clarity concerning the purpose of their visit to
Lintas Gamalama reported on Monday (21 Jan.) that 77 out of 80 displaced families
who had left Ternate on 22 December 2001, for Sahu sub-district, have returned to the
camp location in Ternate on last Sunday (20 Jan.) due to lack of housing in the Sahu.
AcF team this week left Ternate for Gane Timur sub-district to conduct assessment
on Income Generating Program (IGP) and water and sanitation needs.
WVI (19-24 January 2001) continues identification of projects for rehabilitation of
public facilities and identification of potential beneficiaries in Galela, Tobelo, Kao and
Malifut sub-districts for distribution of fishing kits to support their livelihood.
MDM carried out refresher training for 8 traditional birth attendants from two villages of
Jailolo sub-district from 19-23 January. On Thursday, (24 Jan.) certificates were
distributed to 84 successful trainees in nursing; midwifery; traditional birth attendants
and health cadres from Ibu, Sahu and Jailolo sub-districts who attended the trainings
during the past three to five months. During the week, 786 hygiene kits were also
distributed in six villages of Jailolo and Ibu sub-districts.
IMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the local health office in Ternate to
provide mobile clinic service to IDPs in the camps. The organisation will provide
support and health services in the health centres and villages of Kao, Malifut, Tobelo,
Galela and Morotai sub-districts. Common diseases seen during this week include
malaria, respiratory tract infection, diarrhoea and skin infections.
WVI held a health education training this week involving 520 mothers and 271 children
from 34 IDP camps in Ternate City covering information on common health problems,
hygiene and breast-feeding.
Water and Sanitation
WVI supported the cleaning of 15 wells in Luari village of Tobelo sub-district during
from 20-23 January 2002.
Shelter and Non-food Items
ICRC team distributed construction kits to 1,000 targeted families in 14 villages of Obi
sub-district on 15-22 January.
This week, ACF is also distributing seeds and tools in villages of Jailolo, Sahu and Ibu
sub-districts. Total number of beneficiaries will only be known after the end of the
WVI provided building materials to support the rehabilitation of a health post in Malifut
and build Combined Bathing, Washing and Latrine facilities (MCKs) in Galela, Kao
and Malifut sub-district.
MDM distributed materials for construction of PUSTU and PUSKESMAS in Ibu
sud-district during the week.
Economic Recovery and Infrastructure
PMI-ICRC conducted a one-day seminar on "Health care in conflict situation" on
Sunday (23 Jan.) in Ternate, involving Government officials and community leaders. A
similar seminar will be held in Kao on 26 January for government officials and
community leaders from Kao, Malifut, Tobelo, and Galela.
Supported by the government of North Maluku Province, a "Reconciliation team of
North Maluku province" consisting of religious figures, community leaders and youths
from 20 conflict affected sub-districts attended a two-days coordination meeting on 19
to 20 January 2002 in Ternate. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the latest
development of reconciliation efforts in the province, including progress on discussions
to facilitate return, distribution of assistance and present state of emergency.
This report and all previous ones can be found on OCHA's website at
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UN Building 4th Floor
Jl. MH. Thamrin 14
P.O. Box 2238, Indonesia
FAX: (62-21) 319-0003
PHONE: ( 62-21) 314-1308, Ext. 215, 151, 125