PALU. Deep grief is still felt due to the disaster that occurred in Central Sulawesi. In this case, Rumah Zakat continues to take care of disasters to help restore the deterioration experienced. After the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, thousands of houses were damaged and 82,775 people were forced to flee due to losing their homes (BNPB data per October 10).

Temporary shelter is the most important thing that must be considered in this emergency Transition period.

“Temporary shelters needed in Central Sulawesi can be more than 5000 units,” said Head of the Center for Data, Information and Public Relations National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Shelter built by Rumah Zakat was designed like a barrack measuring 3.6 M X 6 M, with a lightweight steel frame and Kalsibor wall also equipped with air vents, window and door. In addition, in this shelter complex there will also be supporting facilities such as communal toilets, mosques and playgrounds.

To provide temporary shelter for earthquake-affected residents and in Rumah Zakat Central Sulawesi are currently building 2 temporary housing complexes in Palu and Sigi precisely on Jl dayo dara II blok F Kel talise kec mantikulore city of Palu and Jalan Lasoso, Kel. Jono Oge, Kec. Sgi Biromaru, Kab. Sigi, Central Sulawesi province.

Temporary shelter is very important so that refugees can get temporary housing that is more feasible than refugee tents, even more so when the conditions have entered the rainy season. Among 82,775 were displaced, many children and infants who fled with their parents.


Silvia Zakiah Itsnaini

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