Category Archives: Disaster Management

The Traumatic Experience of Merapi Eruption- A view from the Survivor

“When I was at the first evacuation camp, I could hear the rumble non-stop for 48 hours. I just couldn’t close my eyes at night!” “I was very lucky. If I left 10 minutes later, I would have been killed … Continue reading

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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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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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Dear Indonesia

Sometimes I ask, why does Indonesia has to suffer so much of natural disasters? The recent Mt. Merapi eruption has displaced 400,000 people into temporary shelter and killed nearly 300. The tsunami at Mentawai has killed thousands and the number … Continue reading

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