LOMBOK. The children’s cheerful laughter welcomed the arrival of Rumah Zakat volunteers, while distributing aid to Kayangan Pos 1 Camp, Lokorangan Village, Kayangan Village / District, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Saturday (1/9). They ran around happily when Nyoto, one of the volunteers carrying a child to play and take a photo in the camp.
Hot and dusty air does not cover the smiles on their faces, even though the health of these children can be threatened. “I am very concerned about the condition of the children in the evacuation, the environment is very filled with dust and the air is hot”, said Nyoto.
The existence of children in refugee camps becomes their own entertainment, even though in appalling conditions but they can still cheerfully live their daily lives in that place. Nyoto felt the closeness of volunteers with earthquake victims, especially the children in the refugee camp, getting closer and closer. “It’s a pity if they see volunteers left behind, like to cry”, he added.
The impact of the earthquake that occurred on Sunday (5/8) around 19.46 WITA in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is still visible. Besides the physical impact, the psychological impact is still felt.
Residents are still reluctant to stay at home, they prefer to indulge in tents because the shocks of 7.0 richer scale of earthquake also break down the strength of their hearts.
Almost in all regions of Lombok, especially North Lombok and East Lombok, there are piles of ruined buildings. Not a few residents are assisted by volunteers and officers collect the remaining precious things that can comfort a little grief.
“Now people are slowly rising, starting to build their homes and lives. Little by little, all lines of life begin to be organized, even though the memory of the shock has not been completely forgotten, but they have to survive, “Nyoto added.