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Social Affairs Minister Reminds Local Gov't to be Aware of Peak Rainy Season in February

Wednesday, 24-November-2021 20:00

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (second from left)
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Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (second from left)
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PALANGKARAYA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini has visited the flood survivors who are now occupying temporary shelter at the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) sports hall in Palangkaraya City. The Minister of Social Affairs checked the condition of the flood survivors and asked what their needs were that they felt were lacking.

At the sports hall, the Minister of Social Affairs also distributed basic necessities, food and toys to children. The Minister of Social Affairs also seemed happy by playing and singing with the children to the accompaniment of songs.

The Minister of Social Affairs also gave prizes to children who could guess the questions given. To the children, the Minister of Social Affairs advised them to study hard and not forget to pray. "If you want to achieve high goals, you have to study and don't forget to pray," said the Minister of Social Affairs when visiting refugees (23/11/2021).

The Minister of Social Affairs was greeted by the Deputy Governor of Central Kalimantan Edy Pratowo and the Mayor of Palangkaraya Farid Naparin. To regional leaders, the Minister of Social Affairs advised not to be careless.

The Minister of Social Affairs reminded regional heads to be vigilant, even though the current flood in Central Kalimantan has receded, as it does not indicate that the disaster has passed.

Citing forecasts from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the Minister of Social Affairs said that the peak of the rainy season is expected to occur in February.

"Indeed, the flooding in several places has receded. But don't be careless. Because the peak of the rainy season is expected to occur in February," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

With such conditions, the Minister of Social Affairs invited regional heads in Central Kalimantan to take disaster mitigation measures. Including setting up a point to set up a social barn (bufferstock).

"We do not want further disasters. But we still need to be prepared to reduce disaster risk. I think it is necessary to establish bufferstocks in every sub-district," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

For this purpose, the Minister of Social Affairs asked regional heads to prepare regional mapping. Where is the most ideal location for the establishment of a social granary. "I will have a meeting with the regional head to map out the points that need a social granary tomorrow," he said.

From the KONI Sports Center, the Minister of Social Affairs and his entourage moved to one of the flood-affected locations in Palangkaraya City, namely Flamboyant Baru Village, Langkai Village, Pahandut District. The Minister of Social Affairs arrived in the afternoon and immediately met with the local community.

Here, the Minister of Social Affairs moves around to people's homes while greeting. If you pay attention, this location is in the lowlands and is in the form of a basin. At the far end of the road, directly opposite the Kahayan River.

Here, the Minister of Social Affairs seems to be studying every corner of the New Flamboyant Village. Sometimes the Minister of Social Affairs also discusses with regional heads, while distributing aid.

In a series of working visits to deal with the impact of floods, the Minister of Social Affairs also handed over compensation to the heirs of the deceased victims in the amount of Rp. 15,000,000, on behalf of Misdi (M/85), which was received by his son as Nur's heir (F/36).

In addition to death compensation, the Ministry of Social Affairs also provides other assistance, namely Psychosocial Support Services (LDP), logistical assistance, and attention assistance. LDP is given to flood survivors with the aim of reducing the psychological burden and recovering from trauma. A total of about 30 LDP personnel strengthen psychological services.

Logistics assistance was provided in the form of 210 packages of children's food, 200 packages of kids ware, 140 packages of family kits, 30 red rolled tents, 100 red mattresses, 20 blankets, 105 red mattresses, 50,000 kg of CBP rice, in-kind materials. / public kitchen 2 packages (in the form of: 200 kg of fresh chicken; 200 kg of chicken eggs; 2,400 pcs of 600 ml mineral water; 2 packages of ready-to-use oil and spices), and 1,000 packages of basic food assistance.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Affairs also provides attention assistance. Namely in the form of assistance for orphans, orphans & orphans as many as 31 people with a value of Rp. 16,400,000; Accessibility assistance (Wheelchairs, Smart Sticks, Crutches, etc.) for 26 people worth IDR 128,558,500 and basic needs assistance (Nutrition, Blankets and Pampers) for 325 people worth IDR 706,890,000. Thus the total attention assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs is Rp.851,848,500. which is a donation from Balai Budi Luhur Banjarbaru and Balai Gau Mabaji Gowa.

Thus, the total amount of all Ministry of Social assistance is IDR 1,852,457 810.

The Ministry of Social Affairs was present immediately after the flood disaster hit Palangkaraya City. Through the Taruna Siaga Disaster (Tagana), among others, the Ministry of Social Affairs has coordinated with local disaster management elements, identified/listed disaster victims, rescued victims from unsafe situations to safer places, provided temporary shelters, established public kitchens, assisted in logistics distribution. , and provide LDP assistance.

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