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.

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

Waspada Ancaman Karhutla Sumsel Jelang Asian Games 2018

Indonesia akan menjadi tuan rumah pagelaran akbar olah raga Asian Games 2018 pada Agustus nanti. Kota Jakarta dan Palembang telah bersiap sebagai ajang penyelenggaran Continue reading

The Deadly Fuego Eruption

When reading an article in the mass media about the eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala, it was crossed in mind that the disaster was so terrifying. We can imagine Continue reading

Erupsi Fuego yang Mematikan

Ketika membaca artikel di media massa mengenai erupsi Gunung Fuego di Guatemala, terlintas kengerian yang luar biasa. Terbayang bagaimana besarnya letusan yang Continue reading

Indonesia Disaster Data and Information (DIBI)

Indonesia is a laboratory of disaster. We acknowledge that every year Indonesia experiences different types of disasters, such as hydrometeorological and geological Continue reading