The Governor of South Sulawesi, Syahrul Syahriar Limpo officially unveiled the new Emergency Operation Centre facility to the public in a handover ceremony on Monday, 1 June 2015. Designed to be a permanent support facilities on disaster emergency operation, the facility was constructed in cooperation by several agencies,including IOM Indonesia, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), the Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) and the South Sulawesi government, with the generous support from the Australian government through the Australia Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade( DFAT).
Geneva - IOM has welcomed the commitment by Indonesia and Malaysia to allow thousands of migrants – currently abandoned at sea by smugglers – to come ashore and receive life-saving assistance.
Indonesia’s future prosperity is at stake as it prepares to implement the new president’s vision to establish the country as a “global maritime axis,” an IOM-supported meeting of maritime security experts, academics, private sector and civil society actors heard on Thursday, 23 April 2015.
IOM Indonesia organized two back-to-back Public Outreach activities, in Batanghardjo subdistrict at 6 March 2015, and in Blambangan Umpu sub-district at 7 March 2015, both in the Lampung province. The two events are part of IOM campaign to raise public awareness on safe migration and the dangers of human trafficking. The Lampung province is one of the biggest contributor to the number of Migrant labours from Indonesia. Latest data from the BNP2TKI (National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers) shows that up to February 2015, Lampung is the fifth largest sending provinces of Indonesian overseas workers.
Conviction rates of perpetrators have remained low in Indonesia.