JAKARTA. (01/15) Rumah Zakat Convey annual empowerment in 2018 through a public expose at Sofyan Hotel, Jakarta on January 15, 2019. The event was attended by Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development and Transmigration, Anwar Sanusi, Head of Data for BNPB, Hermawan, and CEO of Zakat House, Nur Efendi.
Rumah Zakat also launched the Rumah Zakat Action as a follow-up to BNPB’s information on the prediction of 2.500 disasters in 2019. Rumah Zakat strengthens the role of humanity through Rumah Zakat Action that aims to participate in helping residents affected by disasters, both in Indonesia and in the world.
“It is this humanitarian team that will eventually spearhead the Rumah Zakat in humanitarian matters, especially in terms of disaster management. Rumah Zakat Action team will play a role starting from disaster mitigation through the establishment of resilient villages in Rumah Zakat empowered village (Desa Berdaya), handling emergency response, rehabilitation and reconstruction in a more structured and measurable manner for a disaster-affected area to be able to rise again, “said Nur Efendi.
Disaster Management Program based on the phase and time period determined by the local government. Starting from the emergency response phase, the transition phase, and the recovery phase which is a sustainable empowerment program. This has been implemented at the location of the Lombok earthquake-tsunami disaster and in Palu.
Rumah Zakat will also form a Disaster Preparedness Program in the Empowered Village that is potentially affected by the disaster. The community will be educated in training on disaster preparedness.
“With Rumah Zakat action that has a Disaster Preparedness Program in Empowered Village area, it is expected that the people in disaster-prone areas will be more alert. “This is one form of anticipation to save our self from disaster,” Nur continued.
During 2018, the total disaster management actions carried out are formation of 40 disaster-resilient villages, 4 disaster preparedness schools, and emergency response actions in 162 disaster points with 301,145 beneficiaries.
Throughout 2018 foreign humanitarian programs have been implemented in Palestine, Syria, Bangladesh and Myanmar, with 19 types of assistance that have helped beneficiaries, such as basic needs, medicines, blankets, solar cells, schools, and so on.