ACT Opens Humanitarian Post to Help Flood Victims in North Aceh

Thousands of people have been affected by the widespread flooding in North Aceh. To help the flood-affected residents, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) opened a humanitarian post in Lhoksukon, North Aceh.

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The ACT Emergency Response Team distributed aid to flood-affected residents in North Aceh. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, NORTH ACEH – Flooding in Aceh affected three regions, namely North Aceh Regency, East Aceh Regency, and Langsa City as of Tuesday (1/4/2022).

Hidayatullah of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Lhokseumawe Branch said the flooding in Aceh had not subsided. In North Aceh, the water level varied from 30 to 80 centimeters. Twelve districts were submerged, and the road that connects Aceh to North Sumatra was blocked.

“Reports from North Aceh Social Service mentioned that about 36,000 people in North Aceh were affected. In Langsa City, 19,361 were affected, and in East Aceh, 4,481 were affected,” added Hidayatullah, Tuesday (1/4/2022).

To ensure that the distribution of aid will run effectively, the ACT emergency response team opened a humanitarian post in Lhoksukon District, Tuesday (1/4/2022).

ACT's Humanitarian Command Post in Lhoksukon. (ACTNews)

The day before, Monday (1/3/2022), ACT Lhokseumawe Branch and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) of Lhokseumawe City and North Aceh volunteers distributed rice, eggs, drinking water, and cooking oil to flood victims in North Aceh at Meunasah Blang, Meunasah Ceubrek and Kampung Baru.

“These three points are the worst affected areas. On Sunday (1/2/2022), the ACT Emergency Response team evacuated residents in North Aceh," he concluded. []