Esai Beasiswa UNHAN: Disaster Management for National Defence


By: Novia Faradila, 2014

Flash floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, smog, and other disasters occur in various regions in Indonesia in recent months. People not only sustain material loss, but also suffer prolonged trauma and the loss of hundreds of lives of the people of Indonesia affected by the disaster. Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Nasional (National Disaster Management Agency) in its report informs, from January to February 2014 alone there were 424 occurrences of disasters in various regions in Indonesia. Victims lost and died more than 254 people, as many as 1,447 people injured, and 1,587,219 people suffer and displaced, not to mention the damage as much as 27,790 residential units. Until recently, disasters hit Indonesia very often.

Indonesia geographically is an archipelago that lies at the confluence of three major tectonic plates of the world: the Eurasian Plate, Indo-Australian Plate, and the Pacific Plate. In the southern and eastern parts…

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