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The legacy of Aceh's emergency economy

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Kyle Knight

BANDAH ACEH (IRIN) - What happens when you suddenly inject billions of dollars, hundreds of jobs and 500 aid agencies into to an isolated corner of th...

The tsunami that helped stop a war

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Kyle Knight

BANDA ACEH (IRIN) - When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison b...

Aceh at 10 - A look back at the response

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Kyle Knight

BANDA ACEH, (IRIN) - A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated Aceh, the isolated tip of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on the morning of 24 Dece...

10 Years After the Tsunami: What We Lost and What We Learned

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We won't be able to stop disasters from happening. On the contrary, climate change may increase the frequency and severity of floods, droughts and storms. But we are better equipped today to prepare for them and reduce their impact.

Independence for Papua a Futile Goal

William J. Furney | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
William J. Furney

Why does the Indonesian government protect Papua?: it is where the largest gold mine in the world is located, the Grasberg mine operated by the American firm Freeport-McRoRan, an annual billion-dollar generator of income for the state coffers.

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

Second Sumatran Elephant Found Poisoned In Indonesia

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An official says a second endangered Sumatran elephant has been poisoned in western Indonesia, apparently by villagers ...

Relief In Indonesia As Residents Survey Quake Damage

AP | By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Residents surveying damage from two powerful earthquakes that reignited memories of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami...

Reports: 7 Years After Tsunami, Girl That Was Thought Lost Finds Home

Posted 12.22.2011 | World

For nearly seven years, Wati's parents believed their daughter had died when a tsunami hit Indonesia's Aceh in December 2004. Yet on Wednesday, the 15...

PHOTOS: Hard-Line Police Shave Punkers' Mohawks, Remove Piercings

AP | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Police in Indonesia's most conservative province raided a punk-rock concert and detained 65 fans, buzzing off their spik...

Long After Tsunami, Rotary's Youth Centre Continues in Aceh, Indonesia

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I arrived in Aceh a few weeks after the catastrophic Tsunami of December 2004. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), I wanted to use ...

Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women's maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-...

Orphans International Worldwide Unveils New Website for Sponsoring Kids - Including Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) unveiled its new website, the third since its founding in 1999. I created the first, which was indeed primitiv...

Obama's Bad Prescription for Indonesia

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

We should spend time focusing on Obama's plans for Indonesia, and the possibility that he may restore funding and training for one of the world's most notorious, human-rights-abusing military forces, the Indonesian Kopassus.

Finding Meaning In Inescapable Suffering: From Aceh To Haiti

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Although it may be difficult to comprehend, such suffering also provides us with an opportunity to find meaning in the situation, even if it sometimes must come long after the event we are forced to endure.

Life in Aceh, Indonesia

Antony Loewenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Antony Loewenstein

Acehnese identity is intimately related to Indonesia's wish for integration into the world and historical desires for independence. Many there crave true freedom, but know it's long off.

Indonesia's Aceh Passes Law On Stoning To Death

AP | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stonin...

Interview with the Red Cross Secretary General in Geneva

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Bekele Geleta grew up in Ethiopia where he developed a strong understanding of the critical role of Red Cross Red Crescent principles, such as neutrality in matters of politics and religion.

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.

2004 Tsunami Victims Remembered From Indonesia To India

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand — Southeast Asia's tsunami-ravaged coral reefs have bounced back with surprising speed, according to a study released Friday, ...