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Medair Closes Indonesia Programme

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
By nias

Indonesia – After three years of rehabilitation work to provide access to health services, and clean water and sanitation to thousands of people in Aceh Jaya and Nias Island, Medair has now successfully completed its Indonesian programme. »

4 Nias Men to Get Aussie Bravery Medals for Chopper Crash Help

Saturday, May 23, 2009
By nias

Four villagers from the island of Nias will receive Australia’s third-highest bravery award for providing assistance to the dying and injured aboard a downed Royal Australian Navy helicopter in 2005, the Australian Embassy in Jakarta said on Friday. Nine Australians aboard the Sea King helicopter were killed and two others seriously injured when it... »

UNICEF’s 4th year support in Nias, Indonesia

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
By borokoa
UNICEF’s 4th year support in Nias, Indonesia

* marked by an inauguration of new child-friendly school The inauguration of the newest and largest child-friendly school marked the fourth year of UNICEF support after Indonesia's Nias earthquake. »

President calls for continuation of BRR`s unfinished work

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
By nias

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked that unfinished jobs left behind by the Nias-Aceh Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) should be continued. »

Four Years After the Tsunami, BRR’s Task Is Done. Well, Almost

Friday, April 17, 2009
By nias

Banda Aceh. A number of homes still remain unfinished, but at 10 a.m. on Thursday, the nameplate of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency, or BRR, was taken down from its office in Lueng Bata, as scheduled. »

Quake-Damaged Hospital Reopens on Nias Island

Friday, April 3, 2009
By nias

State-run Gunungsitoli Hospital on Nias Island in North Sumatra Province, which was heavily damaged in a 2005 earthquake, reopened on Thursday after a major reconstruction project. »

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes Aceh

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
By nias

Banda Aceh (ANTARA News) – An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Banda Aceh at 11:35 on Tuesday morning, prompting the local people to scramble out of their homes and office buildings for fear of an ensuing tsunami. »

Lion Air To Commence Flight to Nias

Thursday, March 19, 2009
By nias

JAKARTA (Nias Online) – Lion Air air carrier through its subsidiary company Wings Air will commence flight to Nias this year. The plan will be realised through the assigment of two of the 5 ATR 72-500 type turboprop planes to be received and which will commence flight in May 2009. »

Chief of Nias post-tsunami body tasked to help Myanmar

Sunday, December 7, 2008
By nias

A top official at the post-tsunami reconstruction agency in Aceh and Nias has been assigned to assist in the rebuilding of cyclone-devastated Myanmar, the Foreign Ministry announced Friday. »

BBR Nias prepares to hand over the reins

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
By nias

The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency on Nias Island (BRR Nias) has said more projects will continue after its tenure expires next month, including those aimed at alleviating poverty and sustaining the local economy. »

Indonesia, Nias community learns how to prepare for future disasters

Sunday, June 1, 2008
By nias
Indonesia, Nias community learns how to prepare for future disasters

30 May 2008 Dozens of children crowd excitedly around Juwita Kristina Zebua, a 24-year-old Indonesian Red Cross volunteer in Nias. They watch with fascination as she demonstrates cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid using mannequins. “What will you do if you see somebody is injured?” asks Juwita. “Help him!” yell the primary school students in... »

Indonesia: From zero to heroes

Monday, February 4, 2008
By nias

By Ahmad Husein, International Federation’s communications coordinator in Indonesia On Nias Island, an Indonesian Red Cross initiative has mobilized and trained more than 800 new volunteers in just ten months. »

Indonesia’s tsunami reconstruction chief lauds progress

Sunday, December 23, 2007
By nias

By Aubrey Belford – Agence France-Presse JAKARTA–When Kuntoro Mangkusubroto dashed in to lead reconstruction of Indonesia’s Aceh in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, it was with little immediate help from his own government. »

Indonesia: Asian Development Bank, UN-HABITAT hand over new homes to disaster survivors

Friday, November 30, 2007
By nias

Nias, Indonesia, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN-HABITAT this week handed over 486 new homes to survivors of two disasters that left a trail of destruction in the region. »

More than 100.000 houses were built in Aceh & Nias

Saturday, November 3, 2007
By nias

*total 102.063 houses for Tsunami and Earthquake victims in Aceh dan Nias Banda Aceh, 31 October 2007- Director of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Executing Agency for Aceh and (BRR) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto announced today that more than 100.000 houses have been built till the end of October 2007 for the victims of Tsunami and earthquake... »

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