forest fires in Indonesia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on forest fires in Indonesia


Indonesia hit with $5.2 billion in forest fire losses – World Bank

Dec 12, 2019 - 8:11 AM

The World Bank's cost estimate does not include longer-term effects of repeated exposure to haze, such acute respiratory illnesses, or lost school time after students and teachers were advised to stay home

FUTILITY. A young boy tries to extinguish a fire at a peatland area near their neighborhood in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia on October 4, 2019. Photo by Wahyudi/AFP

Singapore air quality now 'hazardous' over Indonesia fires

Sep 24, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Singapore orders emergency school closures as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says face masks will be distributed at community centers across the island on Friday for needy and elderly citizens

VERY UNHEALTHY. Singapore's air quality reached 'very unhealthy' levels on its third week of being covered in smog. Photo by EPA