ACT Humanitarian Post Assists Flood Victims in North Konawe

The locals are in need of basis supplies like meals, clothes, and hygiene kits

ACTNews, NORTH KONAWE – The volunteers of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) have been providing various assistance, including medical assistance, to the victims of the massive flood in North Konawe on Monday (6/10). The provision of the assistance is optimized with the establishment of ACT Humanitarian Post on Trans-Sulawesi Road, Mataiwoi Village, Andowia Sub-District.

“Today (6/10), the team activated the post and formed a structure. They also cleaned the locals’ houses, prepared the establishment of three public kitchens, and provided free medical services in two evacuation sites,” esplained Aswar Samalia, chairman of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Southeast Sulawesi.

Samalia explained that the humanitarian actions on Monday focused on four villages in Asera sub-district. According to him, Asera Sub-district is the worst-hit area. “The locals are in need of basis supplies such as prepared meals, clothes, hygiene kits, mattresses, vitamins, and medical assistance.

Additionally, the team reported that the children will also need school kits since their books and uniforms were damaged by the massive flood.

To this day, ACT and MRI have dispatched a number of volunteers from Jakarta, Konawe, Kendari and Kolaka.

The flood has submerged North Konawe for two weeks. High rain intensity has caused several rivers to overflow. “The rain that fell for two consecutive days has caused Lanlindu and Lasolo rivers to overflow, drowning 28 villages in six sub-districts,” added Samalia.

Until Tuesday (6/11), it was reported that 58 houses were washed away, forcing 5,000 residents to evacuate. The flood in North Konawe affected Andowia, Asera, Oheo, Langgikima, Wiwirano and Landawe Sub-Districts. To date, dozens of villages are still submerged, and two villages are isolated, according to MRI-ACT team’s report. The team is still doing their best to give the best assistance by evacuating and providing free medical services and basic aid for the flood victims. []