Semarang: The Central Java provincial administration has sent 100 volunteers to join the ongoing disaster recovery efforts in the flood-hit areas of West Java and Jakarta.
The deployment of these volunteers was witnessed by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo during a morning roll-call held at the yard of his office in Semarang on Monday, January 6, 2020.
The volunteers were recruited from various organizations, including disaster mitigation agencies, Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Tagana emergency response units, Muhammadiyah, and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).
According to Ganjar, the volunteers will be posted for a week in the flood-hit areas, but their assignment can be extended if the need arises.
On Friday, January 3, 2020, the Central Java provincial government had also sent three trucks loaded with humanitarian aid packages to assist the flood and landslide victims in Banten, Jakarta, and West Java.
The aid packages were sent to each of the three provinces' disaster mitigation agencies to be then distributed to those in need. This humanitarian aid was emblematic of the brotherhood and care of the people of Central Java for those affected by the deadly catastrophe. The humanitarian aid packages comprised 33 items, such as baby diapers, blankets, bottled water, school uniforms, tents, mattresses, sarongs, and mukenas (head-to-toe prayer gowns). (Antara)