LOMBOK. An earthquake with a magnitude 7 SR that occurred on August 5, 2018 and then in North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB) has claimed the lives of 560 people, 1,469 people injured, and 396,032 people displaced. Physical damage includes 83,392 houses damaged, and 3,540 public facilities and social facilities damaged.

Responding to the situation, Majelis Taklim Telkomsel (MTT) in collaboration with Rumah Zakat provided assistance in the form of the establishment of a Public Kitchen in Kandang Kaoq Hamlet, Tanjung Village, Kec, Tanjung, North Lombok for 5 days. This public kitchen assistance operates from 9-11 August 2018. Every day as many as 2,100 packaged of food are produced in a public kitchen managed by volunteers and residents. The foods are distributed to people who are displaced near kandang kaoq.

“Thank you for your help, Alhamdulillah, it was very helpful once we were affected by the disaster. Hopefully this kindness will be rewarded by Allah SWT, “said Mrs. Roudhatul, one of the refugees.

In addition to General Kitchen assistance, other assistance provided in the form of water container to meet the needs of clean water storage in the location of emergency mosque and public kitchens, hygiene kits, as well as assistance to Masjid Baiturahim, in Lokok Sutrang Hamlet, Sesait Village, Kec. Kayangan, North Lombok. The assistance for the mosque provided was in the form of cash assistance for renovations which were given directly to the Head of the Kandang Kaoq Hamlet, Mr. Riadi.

“Thank you MTT and Rumah Zakat, hopefully with the help we receive, Baiturahim Mosque can stand again to make it easier for Kandang Kandang residents to worship in the mosque,” said Pak Riadi.


Dea Rahma / Lailatul Istikhomah

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