Monthly Archives: November 2010

Psychological Problems at Merapi Evacuation Camp

A natural disaster not only causes physical damage to lives and properties, it also leaves a mark in the mental stage of the affected. Due to less obvious nature of the psychological symptoms, many of these go unnoticed, in great … Continue reading

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You can HELP, I am SURE!

Currently there are about 45,000 Merapi Eruption victims staying in the evacuation camp, and 6000 of them are concentrated in the Main Evacuation Camp, Posko Maguwoharjo. Due to the prolonged period of disaster and slow recovery process, much of the … Continue reading

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To Give is to Care

When I visited the evacuation camp (Posko Maguwoharjo) , I noticed there is large excess of adult cloths. But there weren’t enough cloths for the younger ones. The logistic-in-charge there have informed us of their needs, which are commonly overlooked … Continue reading

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I can’t Breathe!

My dear friends, do you still remember the situation when Jogja was covered by volcanic on 31 Oct 2010? The sulphur smell was so strong that I almost wanna puke. There was so much volcanic dust in the air that … Continue reading

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Visit to Posko Maguwoharjo

On the 27 Nov 2010, a group of students from UGM Medical Faculty has visited the main evacuation camp for the Merapi Eruption victims. It is located  to the north of Ring Road Utara. After passing Casa Grande, turn left … Continue reading

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Mt. Bromo ~ Another pending disaster?

When I read the news on Detik regarding the increasing activities of Mt. Bromo, I was wondering whether Indonesia will be ready to handle another slow-onset disaster. Located in the centre of Java Island, Mt. Merapi has just exploded on … Continue reading

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Mass Disaster Victim Identification

Yesterday I have received a lecture about the victim identification during the Merapi Eruption, 2010 and Garuda Plane crash, 2007. It was an eye-opening lecture as the lecturer revealed the details during the case management. The volcano eruption took away … Continue reading

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