The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) estimates that the drought will be experienced by many regions in Indonesia lasts until October 2017.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head of BNPB Information and Public Relations Data Center, said BMKG released data, most of Java is currently experiencing the peak of the dry season and will enter the beginning of the rainy season in October-November 2017.
Currently, 105 districts/cities, 715 sub-districts, and 2,726 villages in Java and Nusa Tenggara are experiencing drought. As a result, about 3.9 million people are affected by drought and need clean water supplies.
According to BNPB, drought also caused 56,334 hectares of agricultural land to experience so that 18,516 hectares of agricultural land failed to harvest.
Following up on this condition, since August 2017 Rumah Zakat has distributed clean water aid to 14,015 beneficiaries in 17 cities / districts.
“The distribution of clean water aid will continue until October 2017. We focus on targeting remote villages that have difficulty getting clean water supplies, such as villages in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, located in the hills,” said Noor Yahya Muhammad, Chief Program Officer of Zakat House. “For the distribution of clean water we are working with local BPBD, especially in the procurement of water tank cars,” he added.