30 June 2010
A successful operation to bolster Indonesian ports after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami wraps up in July with a hand-off of means and supplies to local authorities. The WFP Logistics Support Unit trained over 232 port managers and set the ball rolling on a new degree programme at a local university.
25 May 2010
A new Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas drawn up by the Indonesian government and WFP provides a precise map of food insecurity across the Asian nation, enabling better targeting of interventions against hunger.
8 October 2009
Despite huge logistics challenges, WFP has started distributing food to people affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Sumatra last week.
10 July 2007
Cargill has announced that it has committed US$3 million over three years in its global partnership with WFP to fund programmes to improve education and health and nutritional levels among school-age children in Bogor (West Java) and Madura (East Java).
5 September 2006
Primary school children in Aceh and Nias suffer from insufficient nutrition, inadequate health care and poor hygiene, provoking widespread parasitic infections and resulting in stunted physical growth and retarded intellectual development.
2 August 2006
It is two weeks since a tsunami hit Java's southern coast, but, some 10,000 people sheltering in IDP camps are still refusing to go back to their fully intact houses. As WFP's Barry Came discovered, after Indonesia's series of natural disasters, they are simply too scared to go home.
18 July 2006
With an estimated 35,000 people displaced by the six metre tsunami waves that crashed into the south coast of West Java on Monday, WFP has immediately dispatched 15 metric tons of food assistance to the worst-hit area.
13 July 2006
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will donate US$5 million to support the earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Indonesia.
6 July 2006
A new "nutrition map" for Indonesia identifies local areas in the archipelago where hunger and malnutrition pose the most serious problems.
26 June 2006
Dodging stinging jellyfish and tackling choppy seas, marathon swimmer Monte Monfore has set a new world record off the coast of Central Java to highlight WFP’s efforts to help last month’s earthquake survivors.
- INDONESIA: From drought to floods Source: IRIN
- Soaring Food Costs Hit Indonesian Families' Budgets Source: PBS NewsHour
- Food price hikes: an ill wind or windfall? Source: The Guardian
- INDONESIA: Lots of food - and malnutrition - in the east Source: IRIN
- UN upgrades ports in post-tsunami Indonesia Source: UN News Centre