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Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

Yes

Due to climate change, NTB has been experiencing periods of drought.

Earthquakes

Yes

An earthquake in 2009 was centred on Sumbawa Island.

Epidemics

Yes

Dengue fever and malaria are known issues throughout the province.

Extreme Temperatures

No

 

Flooding

Yes

Flooding occurs on a regular basis.

Insect Infestation

No

 

Mudslides

Yes

Landslides can occur during the rainy season.

Volcanic Eruptions

Yes

Volcanic activity is common.

High Waves / Surges

Yes

Adverse sea conditions (i.e. surging waves) may occur during the rainy season).

Wildfires

No

 n/a

High Winds

No

  n/a

Other Comments

  n/a  n/a

Man-Made Issues

  

Civil Strife

No

  n/a

International Conflict

No

  n/a

Internally Displaced Persons

No

  n/a

Refugees Present

No

  n/a

Landmines / UXO Present

No

  n/a

Other Comments

  n/a  n/a

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

EMDAT Website

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

Seasonal Affects on Transport

Transport

Comments

From (month) to (month)

Primary Road Transport

Delays may occur due to washaways, flooding or landslides during the rainy season.

October - April

Secondary Road Transport

Delays may occur due to washaways, flooding or landslides during the rainy season.

October - April

Rail Transport

N/A

 N/A

Air Transport

Adverse weather conditions may result in delays.

October – April

Waterway Transport

Adverse sea and weather conditions may impact ferry services.

October - April

Seasonal Affects on Storage and Handling (economic, social, climate…)

Activity

Comments

From <month> to <month>

Storage

NTB experiences high humidity so items in storage should be well ventilated.

All year round

Handling

The rainy season may impact the timely loading/off-loading of cargo.

October - April

Other

 n/a n/a

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

The Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) was created and has the functions of coordinator and commander during emergency responses.  BNPB is supported by ministers and other government authorities, meanwhile at local level it is supported by BPBD (Provincial Disaster Management Agency) and local government.  Currently all BPBD Offices have been established in 33 provinces within Indonesia.  National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) is a non-department governmental agency headed by a ministerial-level official. This institution is directly responsible to the President of Indonesia.

The BPBD has been established at the provincial level and is based in Mataram the capital of NTB.  Other BPBDs at district level have been established in :

  • Lombok Barat
  •  Lombok Tengah
  •  Lombok Utara
  •  Lombok Timur
  •  Sumbawa
  •  Sumbawa Barat
  •  Dompu district
  •  Bima district
  •  Bima city
  •  Mataram

 

Basarnas (Search and Rescue) is also present in NTB Province.  The main office is in Mataram and there are sub-offices in Kayangan and Bima districts.

Humanitarian Community

There are currently no UN organisations operating in NTB.  However, there are NGO’s such as PMI operating in the province.

For ocntact details, please see the following links: