Saturday, 23 January 2021 | 20:01 WIB

Social Affairs Minister Visits Survivors of Landslide Disaster in Sumedang

Social Affairs Minister Visits Survivors of Landslide Disaster in Sumedang (kemsos)

SUMEDANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini has asked the local governments to find a safe place for the residents who were affected by the landslide disaster in Sumedang, given the rainy situation.

"Tonight, I asked the regent, the sub-district heads and the village heads to move the residents to a safe location because rain continues to fall. I am very worried," said Social Affairs Minister Risma.

This statement was conveyed by Social Affairs Minister Risma when greeting residents affected by the landslide, as well as delivering logistical assistance near the Tagana Post of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Sumedang, on Sunday (01/10/2021) night.

Risma also expressed deep condolences for the residents and officers who were victims of the landslide disaster that killed 15 people and injured dozens.

"Please be patient with this disaster, ladies and gentlemen. We must believe in fate. This disaster has killed residents and officers, and injured dozens of others," she said while comforting a mother who was crying uncontrollably because she lost her family member.

Heavy rain continued to pour last night, making the tents risky as an alternative to evacuation. The emergency team would take advantage of three elementary school buildings (SD) located around the disaster site.

"The head of the sub-district and the village heads will prepare three elementary school buildings to serve as refugee camps for residents. They must also be prepared near the Tagana Command Post of the Ministry of Social Affairs tonight," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

In addition, the Social Affairs Minister said that for those who died, they would be given compensation as a form of the state being present in the midst of people who were affected by the disaster.

"We want to ensure that all residents who are victims and directly affected by the disaster are safe, and get enough logistics and other necessities," she said.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, through the Social Workers Services Unit (Sakti Peksos) has deployed a team to provide psychosocial services for residents since Saturday (01/09/2021), both adults and children and the elderly.