INDONESIA – According to BNPB up to January 20 there were 63 flood and 45 landslide disasters throughout Indonesia, Rumah Zakat Action as a disaster management and humanitarian unit immediately deployed volunteers and carried out disaster management actions.

Until today (21 / 01), Rumah Zakat carry out disaster response actions in 11 provinces namely DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Central Java, NTB, South Sumatra, Lampung, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, and Central Sulawesi.

Nationally, Rumah Zakat Action has dispatched 215 Humanitarian Volunteers to respond to disaster care, 46 medical personnel, 6 ambulance drivers, rescue cars, mobile food trucks, 6 ambulances, and 6 operational cars.

A total of 38,392 people received assistance from Rumah Zakat action through actions taken starting from evacuation in 13 points, health services, psychosocial services, food packages, mineral water, Superqurban, food packages to packages additional food for toddlers.

Looking at the current conditions, the impact of the disaster has not subsided and there are still residents who are displaced and need help, Rumah Zakat will continue to take action and respond to the disaster.

“We will continue to respond to disasters at several points that are still affected, helping the impacted until the situation improves again,” said Andri Murdianto, Crisis Center of Rumah Zakat.

The next step in disaster management today is meeting the needs of affected residents such as medical services, medicines, school equipment, logistics, clean water, school equipment, cookware, equipment prayer, emergency MCK, and psychosocial support.

“The next plan for post-disaster action that is currently being pursued is the improvement of infrastructure such as schools, bridges and normalization of economic activities affected by disaster residents” added Andri.


Lailatul Istikhomah / Hanaa Afifah

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