Programs are targeted towards poor communities, evacuees, and victims of disasters.
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PKPU Human Initiative was born from the multidimensional crisis that hit Indonesia from the years 1997 to 1999. These crises were exacerbated by various natural and humanitarian disasters. On these conditions, the PKPU Foundation was founded through a Notary Deed on December 10th, 1999, as a social agency that provides aid from the community through its 3 main programs: the handling of aids for disasters, rehabilitation, and community empowerment.
PKPU’s work is channelled to nearly all of the provinces of Indonesia through its 15 regional branches and work partners. These programs are targeted towards poor communities, evacuees, and victims of disasters.
The Poor Condition of the Survivors, the Human Initiative responds to the 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Majene, West Sulawesi
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake re-occurred in Majene, West Sulawesi. The earthquake was reported not to have the potential of tsunami, but it was quite large. A number of multi-storey buildings in the city of Mamuju, West Sulawesi Province, collapsed due to the earthquake. The tremors were felt in Mamuju, Makassar and Palu. This was the several time earthquake occured in the areas of West Sulawesi.
The Human Initiative has deployed a rescue team from Makassar to Majene, West Sulawesi by land. The distance covered is about five hours by a 4WD car. The number of personnel deployed was 10 personnel consisisting of one coordinator, two assessment teams, three evacuation teams, one medical team, and three distribution teams to provide the needs of the affected residents. The team has arrived at the disaster site since Friday, January 15, 2021 until today.
Before leaving, the team had prepared the necessary equipment and tools, such as personal protective equipment, food, logistics, fuels, generator engines, and water supply equipment.
An assessment on the people’s needs is very important to determine the assistance to be provided. It aims to make the assistance more useful and right on target.
After conducting the assessment, the team gained data on the current needs of the residents, namely lighting (electricity). The volunteer team assisted by local residents had managed to turn on the lights in the evacuation tents. In addition, mobile charges are also available to help the needs of the affected residents to charge their gadgets.
Still on the same occasion, to meet the urgent needs of the affected residents, the team has distributed a number of aids directly to the residents. One of them is establishing a water supply post for survivors of West Sulawesi.
Health is very important for survivors as the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet even in the current disaster situation. The team conducted door-to-door health checks at the evacuation camp and this has been carried out at several points, including the Lemoa evacuation camp, Bambangan Village, Malunda sub-District, West Sulawesi.
Human Initiative together with Give2Asia collaborated to ease the burden of the survivors in West Sulawesi. Let’s support our brothers affected by disasters by sending the best donations to meet their needs at the evacuation shelters.
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