ACT Humanitarian Posts Established to Help Gowa Disaster Victims

ACT Humanitarian Posts Established to Help Gowa Disaster Victims

ACTNews, MAKASSAR – National Disaster Mitigation Board (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated that, by Friday (1/25), the number of evacuees after the flashfloods and landslides that hit South Sulawesi has reached 3,481 people from across 61 sub-districts in 13 regencies. The worst-hit area was Gowa Regency where Bili-Bili Dam is located.

At least 59 have been confirmed dead, and 25 others are still missing.

Responding to the natural disasters in South Sulawesi, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has established three regional humanitarian posts and one main post in Gowa, as well as one main post in Makassar since the first day of the flood.

Mustafa Mathar of ACT South Sulawesi explained that the posts serve as a place to store the humanitarian aid sent from various places. “The posts are located in Mangalli Mosque as well as in BTN Grha Kalegowa and the Sub-District office in Pallanga, Gowa,” he stated, Friday (1/25).

Mathar added that the ACT main post is located on Jalan Bakolu in Pangkabinanga Village in Pallanga Sub-District, Gowa. This location was chosen due to its close proximity to the evacuation sites. “The main post in Makassar is located in Alauddin Plaza, SSH building No. 8, Makassar. It is located in the same building as ACT South Sulawesi Branch office,” he added.

The aid from the people, Mathar said, can be sent through the posts. Currently, the evacuees are in need of medicines, prepared food, new clothes, blankets and drinking water. []

 

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