CENTRAL SULAWESI DISASTER CARE ACTION, RUMAH ZAKAT SENDS VOLUNTEERS FROM 8 PROVINCES

BANDUNG. The 7.4 SR earthquake that occurred in Donggala, Central Sulawesi on Friday (28/9), raised the Tsunami in several Donggala coastal areas and Talise beach, Palu. As a result, based on BNPB data as of September 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. WIB, 832 people died, 580 people were seriously injured, thousands of houses were destroyed and 16,732 people were forced to evacuate in 24 locations.

“Responding to the disaster, Rumah Zakat started sending volunteers since Friday night. Volunteers were sent from 8 provinces; West Java, DKI Jakarta, East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, and West Sumatra, “said Chief Program Officer, Murni Alit Baginda in the Press Conference of Central Sulawesi Disaster Care Action in Rumah Zakat Representative office West Java on Monday (01/09).

“The volunteers sent consisted of the evacuation team, and the medical team” added Murni.

Rumah Zakat has sent 13 evacuation teams, 5 medical teams, 2 ambulance units, 1 mobile clinic car, logistical assistance to deliver 100,000 corned Superqurban and standby food. “The focus of our assistance in this emergency response period is evacuation, rapid assessment, medical services, logistical assistance, public kitchen services and cleaning services,” explained Murni.

To assist the government in handling disasters in Central Sulawesi from the emergency response to the recovery and rehabilitation period, Rumah Zakat made four stages of disaster management actions in Central Sulawesi, which were adapted to the conditions and phases of the Disaster in the field, “said Murni.

In this first period, Rumah Zakat sent volunteers to assist in evacuation, assessment, medical services, logistics distribution, and public kitchen services, as well as sending ambulances and clinic cars. In 2nd period, disaster management was supplemented by the provision of evacuation posts, emergency mosques, communal toilets and psychosocial services.

DISASTER HANDLING IS DONE UP TO REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

In 3rd period, which coincided with the recovery period, Rumah Zakat will start establishing temporary housing, preparing emergency schools and providing health services. And in 4th period or rehabilitation period, in addition to continuing to provide temporary shelter and emergency schools, we will also begin economic assistance for affected people.

“In the future, we plan to establish empowered villages with integrated empowerment programs in the fields of economics, education, health and the environment, so that affected people can return to their lives as before the disaster,” explained Murni.

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