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Social Affairs Ministry Supports Psychosocial Recovery of Earthquake Survivors

Social Affairs Ministry Supports Psychosocial Recovery of Earthquake Survivors (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - An earthquake measuring M6.2 in West Sulawesi Province not only caused material loss and casualties, but also caused concern and trauma for the affected communities.

In order to recover the psychological and social conditions of the survivors after the earthquake, the Ministry of Social Affairs also supports psychosocial recovery for the refugees.

This statement was conveyed by the Ministry of Social Affairs Indonesian Young Social Worker Dika Yudhistira Rizqy. The Ministry of Social Affairs ensures that the needs of refugees or survivors can be met, one of which is the need for psychosocial recovery.

 "The Ministry of Social Affairs ensures that the needs of survivors can be met, especially the need for psychosocial recovery," said Dika during the West Sulawesi Disaster Management Press Conference on Wednesday (01/20/2021).

Dika explained that the Ministry of Social Affairs has deployed a team of Psychosocial Support Services (LDP) for survivors to help recover from the trauma felt by the people affected by the earthquake.

"The Ministry of Social Affairs' LDP team comprises of teams in the Disaster Preparedness Cadets (Tagana), District Social Welfare Workers (TKSK), and Human Resources for the Keluarga Harapan Program. As many as 30 volunteers who participated in the event were scattered in Majene and Mamuju Districts for social service activities," explained Dika. .

"As of today, as many as 201 Tagana are dispatched from West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, and Central Sulawesi have joined forces to support the fulfillment of social needs as well as psychological recovery for the refugees," he continued.

The Ministry of Social Affairs also distributed logistics for the basic needs of the refugees such as ready-to-eat food, children's food, roll tents, mattresses, blankets, family kitchen utensils, multi-purpose tents and COVID-19 tents, kids wear, food wear, velbeds, mattresses, clothing, disaster preparedness equipment for evacuation, and medical masks for prevention of transmission of COVID-19.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Affairs also provides field public kitchen services using 10 public kitchen cars at several points, including:

 - West Sulawesi Province Social Service by Tagana South Sulawesi and East Sulawesi as much as 4,600 per day

- Marakara Stadium by Tagana Central Sulawesi, as many as 6,000 per day

- Takandean Village, Kapalang District by Tagana Sidrab South Sulawesi as many as 2,000 per day

- Tagana Pare-Pare's Mamuju shooting range is 2500 per day

- Bukit Tinggi Village, Majene Regency by Tagana Tinram, Palu City as many as 1,000 per day

- The village of Partidi Mamuju Tagana Takar, 1,500 per day

- Salupangi Village by Tagana Mamuju Tengah and Utara as many as 2,000 per day

The Ministry of Social Affairs also conducts examinations of the feasibility of refugee camps so that affected refugees can live properly.

In collaboration with the local Social Service and Tagana, the Ministry of Social Affairs re-established two refugee camps in Circle 2 of Mamuju Regency and STN in Mekata Village, Majene Regency for refugees who occupy inadequate tents so that they get a more comfortable and safer place.