Timor-Leste and Indonesia
Emergency Response to Tropical Cyclone Seroja
Japanese

Helping Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

26th August 2021

  • Village women discussing the restoration of agriculture ©PARCICVillage women discussing the restoration of agriculture ©PARCIC

PARCIC, a JPF member NGO, is implementing a project to support the reconstruction of livelihoods of the victims in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia, which was hit by Cyclone Seroja. Together with the people of the affected villages and government officials, we are providing opportunities to discuss the restoration of agriculture, fishery, and livestock farming.

CWS Provides Aid to those affected by Cyclone Seroja

23rd July 2021 20:00

CWS, a JPF member NGO, has started its support in Indonesia.

In East Nusa Tenggara Province, one of the most severely affected areas, CWS is going to distribute hygiene products, emergency shelter kits, and repaired wells that had been contaminated by the disaster. In addition, through the creation of hazard maps, they are working to deepen residents' understanding of where damage from water-related disasters is likely to occur and where the safest places to evacuate are.

JPF Member NGOs Providing Support to people affected by Seroja

22nd June 2021 21:00

In early April, many people in East Timor and eastern Indonesia were killed by floods and landslides caused by Cyclone Seroja.

JPF member NGOs, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and PARCIC, are providing support as a JPF program. They are supporting the lives of the people in the affected areas by distributing necessary supplies, repairing infrastructure, and repairing houses to meet their needs.

Decision to Launch

10th May 2021 22:39

On April 30, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch a program to assist those affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which hit Timor-Leste and eastern Indonesia in early April.

Timor-Leste saw the worst flooding and landslides in 40 years, killing 41 people and affecting 33,177 households across the nation. In Indonesia, East Nusa Tenggara was hit the hardest, with 179 deaths and 472,765 people affected.

JPF and its member NGOs will thoroughly implement coronavirus infection prevention measures when providing assistance that the local communities need such as food, water and sanitation, shelter and so on. We will be posting regular updates on this program on this website and Facebook page.

On April 30, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch a program to assist those affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which hit Timor-Leste and eastern Indonesia in early April.

<Overview>

  • Tropical Cyclone Seroja formed on April 4, and caused flooding and landslides in Timor-Leste and eastern Indonesia that killed many people*1.
  • Timor-Leste saw the worst flooding and landslides in 40 years*2, killing 41 people and affecting 33,177 households across the nation. Approximately 80% of those households are in the capital Dili, where 3,012 people remain displaced (as of May 6)*3. From April 7 to 20, JPF member NGOs Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and PARC Interpeoples' Cooperation (PARCIC) assessed the damages and needs in Timor-Leste, and also delivered emergency relief goods to those affected. They found there is a need for repairing collapsed roads and damaged homes, providing access to clean and safe water, delivering daily essentials and rebuilding lives.
  • In Indonesia, East Nusa Tenggara was hit the hardest, with 179 deaths and 472,765 people affected, of which 11,406 have been displaced (as of April 13)*4. Many of those affected are taking shelter in tents shared with others, and there is a need for hygiene kits and shelters to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Agricultural land has been affected as well, creating a need for livelihood support and daily essentials. In addition, a lack of disaster prevention education and system has been identified, indicating a need for support in disaster risk reduction.
  • Currently, relief efforts are being coordinated by the local governments, UN agencies, and NGOs in both countries. JPF and its member NGOs will thoroughly implement coronavirus infection prevention measures when providing assistance that the local communities need. We will be posting regular updates on this program on JPF's website and Facebook page.

Map of Timor-Leste ©2021 GoogleMap of Timor-Leste ©2021 Google

Map of East Nusa Tenggara ©2021 GoogleMap of East Nusa Tenggara ©2021 Google

*1: European Civil Protection And Humanitarian Aid Operations, ECHO Daily Flash (6 April 2021)
*2: WFP, Aerial Assessments help Timor-Leste recover following the worst floods in 40 years (23 April 2021)
*3: UNICEF, Timor-Leste Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 (Flood) (6 May 2021)
*4: AHA Centre, Tropical Cyclone 26S (Seroja) Nusa Tenggara Islands, Indonesia Flash Update #3 (13 April 2021)

Program Overview

Term 6 months, Initial Response Period
Budget 120 million yen (government funding)
Location Timor-Leste and Indonesia
Content of program Assistance in food, WASH, shelters and NFI, rebuilding livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, repairing houses and local roads