ACTNews, BENGKALIS REGENCY – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Duri immediately responded to the earthquake's impact in West Pasaman. On Tuesday (3/1/2022), the ACT Duri Team distributed a variety of aids, including military tents, sleeping equipment, nutritious food packages, and necessities.
Until this news was published, many of them were still seeking refuge in various locations, including the regent's office, open fields, and in front of houses. They stay in a tent. Residents decided to stay in tents for fear of aftershocks.
ACT Duri will continue to prioritize urgent needs and will distribute them to residents who remain displaced to this day. For the time being, priorities include ready-to-eat meals, staple foods, electricity, toilets, and places of worship.
"We witnessed firsthand what occurred and how the residents felt. The victims are in dire conditions, especially for toddlers, the elderly, and pregnant women. Some begin to suffer from illnesses such as diarrhea, weak physical conditions, becoming cold, and so on," Syahru from the ACT Duri Team stated on Wednesday (3/9/2022).
The community's generosity is expected to be a cure for the disaster they are currently experiencing. As a result, ACT Duri encourages the community to express their concern for the affected residents in West Pasaman Regency, especially as Ramadan approaches this year.
"We can make the best efforts, one of which is alms aimed at our brothers and sisters in need, particularly our fellow countrymen in West Pasaman who require more time for post-disaster recovery. Let us assist them. Do not let them feel lonely because they have to welcome Ramadan in an emergency," Syahru said.