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Social Affairs Ministry Collaborates with SOEs and Businesses on Disaster Handling

Thursday, 17-June-2021 09:47

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini visits a temporary shelter at a natural disaster location.
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Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini visits a temporary shelter at a natural disaster location.
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs cannot work alone in disaster management, and needs to synergize with various related institutions and organizations.

"Our ability to handle natural and social disasters is very limited," said Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma, in Jakarta, on Wednesday (06/16/2021).

To accelerate disaster management, the Ministry of Social Affairs cooperates with SOEs, NGOs, political parties, social pillars, as well as other ministries and institutions.

"We collaborate with national media, multinational companies, digital fundraising platforms, and various well-known hobby communities," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

For victims of child disasters, the Ministry of Social Affairs provides trauma healing services, one of which is by building libraries equipped with free wifi facilities.

The free wifi facility is the result of collaboration between the Ministry of Social Affairs and PT Telkom, as well as donations from IndiHome. "With free wifi in the library, children can continue to study comfortably," Risma said.

The library is also equipped with reading books that are useful not only to support lessons at school, but also to increase knowledge.

"The procurement of books in the library is conducted through collaboration with Kompas. The books are still being inventoried, and what other needs can be donated," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

Given that Indonesia is in an archipelago surrounded by seas and rivers, it is necessary to have personnel who can provide assistance in the water.

"The condition of the islands is a challenge to have personnel who are able to provide assistance to disaster victims in the water," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

"In order to have this capability, personnel will be specially trained with instructors from the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas)," she added.

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