Ministry of Social Affairs Delivers 1.15 Billion Aid to Banyuwangi Flood Victims

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 04 2018 - 02:00 IWST

Harry Hidayat Linjamsos Kemensos Harry Hikmat (Foto Dok
Harry Hidayat Linjamsos Kemensos Harry Hikmat (Foto Dok - Banyuwangi - The Ministry of Social Affairs provides logistic and hygiene assistance to the flood victims in Alas Malang Village, Singojuruh Sub-district, Banyuwangi District, East Java.

"The order of the President and the Minister of Social Affairs must meet all the needs of the victims to be met One of the obstacles of disaster victims is the need for logistics and hygiene kits, therefore Ministry of Social Affairs provides assistance with side dishes, among which are ready-to-eat food," Director General of Protection and Social Security Ministry of Social Affairs RI Harry Hikmat when reviewing the victims of flood in the village of Alas Malang, Banyuwangi regency, Monday (2/7/2018)

The Ministry of Social Affairs handed over logistics assistance worth more than 1.15 billion rupiah consisting of logistics assistance of 488,988,775 and assistance for cleanliness of 663,432,000 for flood victims in Banyuwangi District, East Java.

The assistance consists of 1000 family hygiene kits, 50 unit strollers, water pumps and 20 units spiral hose, 10 unit saws.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Affairs has also established a public kitchen to meet the food needs of Alas Malang villagers affected by the flood.

"The public kitchen service will continue to open until July 6. This is to facilitate the community in fulfilling the daily food needs," added Harry.

To restore the trauma experienced by children due to floods, he said the Ministry of Social Affairs has also deployed a psychosocial team tasked with providing mental reinforcement and restoring the trauma of children.

"We have been plunged since the beginning after the flood, we also directly deploy Disaster Preparedness Tuna or TAGANA to help evacuate the people," he said.

Harry further explained the government will also help the contents of permanent residences to people affected by flood disaster of 3 million rupiah per home.

"After the verification of local government then we will help the residents for the contents of permanent occupancy of 3 million rupiah per house," continued Harry.

In addition, a number of State-Owned Enterprises incorporated in the State Bank Association have also provided assistance to residents of Alas Malang.

Meanwhile, Head of Singojuruh Sub-district Muhamad Lutfi stated that residents are now cleaning up their houses from mud.

"Afternoon they clean the house, their night to the evacuation," he said.

According to him, residents still need some assistance such as fast food, medicine, and clean water.

"The main food, because the stove residents are inundated so we cannot cook," he said.

When this disaster happened, the height of the puddle reached about two meters that hit 328 houses.

"The flash flood from Raung Mountain is the first time and so fast that people cannot save their property, we also thank TAGANA who immediately went to help the community and set up a public kitchen," said Lutfi.

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