45 Houses Burned in Koja; ACT Sends Aid

In mid-November, residents in Koja were hit by fires that burned their houses down. Now, they are waiting for assistance to recover their lives.

Koja fire.
Remnants of fire in Koja. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, NORTH JAKARTA – A total of 45 houses were reportedly burnt due to fires in Jalan Fort Timur-Lorong L, Koja Village, North Jakarta, Tuesday (11/16/2021) afternoon. Rudi, head of RT 11 in the surrounding location said that there is no casualty in the disaster. However, residents suffer from a huge amount of losses including their belongings and houses that are scorched by the fire.

Responding to the fires, Aksi Cepat Tanggap gave a quick response by sending emergency aid to the evacuation post in Al Mukarromah Mosque. Harun Basalamah from ACT North Jakarta Program team explained the assistance was consisting of food materials, soaps, detergents, clothes, diapers, and hand sanitizers.

“North Jakarta is an area that is prone to fire. Therefore, we are always ready to deliver the best assistance to survivors. It was all thanks to the benefactors who have shared their donations not only in emergency situations but also the recovery processes,” said Harun.

Now, the fire survivors have been evacuated to the emergency post in Al Mukarromah Mosque and the community hall. They are in dire need of food aid, clothes, and construction materials to recover their lives.[]