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Indonesia to consider climate in disaster mitigation after natural disaster surge

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Residents look for their belongings in the ruins of their house that has been destroyed by a landslide in Oebufu subdistrict, Oebobo district, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara on April 17, 2021. Hundreds of people were killed after flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja swept through East Nusa Tenggara on April 5.(Antara/Kornalis Kaha)
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
Jakarta   ●   Tue, April 20, 2021

The government will include climate crisis adaptation in every effort to mitigate disasters across the country as the archipelago is projected to see an increase in the number of climate-related natural disasters in the coming years.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) prevention division deputy head Lilik Kurniawan said authorities were looking more into the effect of the climate crisis on natural disasters, especially following a series of disasters in East Nusa Tenggara presumably caused by Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded Seroja as the strongest tropical cyclone Indonesia had seen since 2008. Agency head Dwikorita Karnawati said the cyclone was an “unusual&rdquo...

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