ACT Provides Meals for Jayapura Flood Victims

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Papua Branch's Emergency Response Team distributed meals to flood victims in Jayapura City. The flooding has receded but residents' activities have not returned to normal.

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ACT volunteers distribute meals to flood victims in Jayapura City. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAYAPURA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Emergency Response team gave away meal packages to flood victims in Jayapura, Sunday (1/9/2022) night.  Muh. Nurfuad of ACT Papua said the meals were distributed at the humanitarian command post in Kota Baru Village, Abepura District, Jayapura. The humanitarian command post that was established in one of the most severely affected locales also serves as a public kitchen.

“The recipients of the meals were very happy. Besides giving away food, our team also played and sang with the children,” added Nurfuad, Monday (1/10/2022).

As of Monday morning, the flooding had receded, including the three-meter-high flooding that submerged the Youtefa Market. The locals have begun clearing their houses of mud and debris. “Alhamdulillah, the weather has been quite sunny. Though the flooding has receded, the locals have not resumed their normal activities

In addition to flooding, landslides also occurred in Jayapura. These events of disaster have caused eight fatalities, and six people were hospitalized. []