Author Archives: Philouz

About Philouz

I was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At this time, I and my family live in Bogor, West Java. I once worked for the homeless, street children, sex workers, refugees, internally displaced people and victims of natural disasters. I worked with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia for several years in Kupang (West Timor), Namlea (Buru), and Yogyakarta (Java); also worked with Office of the United Nations Recovery Coordinator for Aceh (UNORC) in Bireuen. I have been dealing with humanitarian affairs since 1999 as I worked with Soegijapranata Social Foundation (YSS) in Yogyakarta. I met families who were homeless and poor in an urban area. Afterwards I had an opportunity to serve, to protect and to advocate refugees from East Timor by promoting durable solutions in case of repatriation, relocation and separated children cases. During the period, I have learnt a lot about man-made disaster such as social issues, violence conflict, and refuge. Currently, I work with a focus on disaster management in Indonesia. I have interest in crisis communication, incident command system, disaster response, and media relations. I invite all of you to share experiences and thoughts about various topics. It is a good opportunity to have your comments and critics on articles that I post in this media. Sharing news, experiences and thoughts is valuable in life.

Be More Alert and Prepared Towards Disaster in 2019


The number of disaster events in Indonesia in 2018 were smaller than in 2017. The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) recorded 2,572 disasters during 2018, while 2,372 in 2017. Continue reading

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Lebih Waspada dan Siap untuk Selamat di Tahun 2019


Kejadian bencana di tahun 2018 lalu lebih kecil dibandingkan pada tahun 2017. Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) mencatat 2.572 kejadian bencana sepanjang Continue reading

Status Gunung api di Indonesia


Wilayah Indonesia dilalui oleh rangkaian cincin api atau ring of fire. Sejumlah 127 gunung api aktif teridentifikasi dengan status berbeda. Sekitar 1,2 juta populasi Continue reading

Tsunami Akibat Aktivitas Vulkanik Gunung Anak Krakatau


Teringat kurang lebih 6 tahun yang lalu, seorang kolega dari negeri tetangga menanyakan mengenai Gunung Anak Krakatau. Waktu itu tidak terbayang sekalipun Continue reading

Gempa M 7,4 Sulawesi Tengah


Gempa bermagnitudo 7,4 di Sulawesi Tengah pada 28 September 2018 lalu mungkin di luar perkiraan kita semua. Magnitudo yang sangat kuat memicu tsunami yang Continue reading

Kajian Paleotsunami di Kepulauan Maluku Barat Daya


Ditarik garis tegak lurus ke arah selatan, sekitar 500 km dari Pulau Ambon, ada tiga Pulau Letti, Moa dan Lakor. Ketiga pulau ini menjadi bagian dari wilayah administrasi Continue reading

Komitmen Indonesia dalam AMCDRR 2018


Pemerintah Indonesia menyampaikan pernyataannya dalam Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2018 di Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia pekan Continue reading