RUMAH ZAKAT CONTINUES TO HELP REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THE AMBON, MALUKU EARTHQUAKE

MALUKU, Tuesday (10/15) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 07.02 local time. The aftershock occurred at 07.39 West Indonesia Time with a magnitude of 5.6 SR in the North East Ambon. The earthquake caused residents to panic and a number of buildings damaged. The number of victims and refugees is still in the data collection process. Residents are advised to remain calm and always follow the development of information from trusted parties, always be alert when aftershocks occur and avoid high-rise buildings or buildings that can easily collapse.

The Rumah Zakat Team continues to strive to provide assistance services and open medical services and Fresh Post for earthquake survivors at the Evacuation Post Tial Village, Kec. Salahutu, Kab. Central Maluku, Maluku.

A total of 10 volunteers were sent down and took turns serving in the field. A number of aid programs have been carried out in this village in the context of assisting the community in this refugee point.

The Rumah Zakat Action Team provided psychosocial assistance, opened a TPA, Fresh Post, and Warm Post services on Tuesday (10/15).

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