ACT’s Humanitarian Vehicles Serve Mount Merapi Evacuees

ACT’s Humanity Food Truck, Pre-Hospital Ambulance, four units of rescue cars, Humanity Water Tank, and 3 units of trail motorbikes were deployed to help provide assistance for evacuees in Mount Merapi.

The humanitarian vehicles were on standby at Al Furqon mosque courtyard before departing for the Mount Merapi evacuees in Sleman. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, YOGYAKARTA – ACT’s Humanitarian vehicles were in standby at ACT Yogyakarta Branch Office, Wednesday (11/11). The Humanity Food Truck, Pre-Hospital Ambulance, 4 units of rescue cars, Humanity Water Tank, and 3 units of trail motorbikes were ready to be deployed to evacuate and provide assistance to evacuees in Mount Merapi.

The Humanity Food Truck will provide free meals to the evacuees, and the Pre-Hospital Ambulance will provide first aid and medical assistance.

Rescue vehicles will be used to evacuate the locals to the barracks. The Humanity Water Tank will be used to supply clean water to the evacuees.

ACT Yogyakarta Branch Manager Bagus Suryanto revealed that these humanitarian vehicles would simultaneously be deployed to the Global Volunteer Academy (GVA) in Hargobinangun, Pakem, Sleman.

GVA is a compound that was built in 2010 to accommodate thousands of evacuees during 2010 Merapi Eruption. The buildings are also used as a training center for volunteers.

ACT plans to re-use the building as an evacuation site should the number of evacuees increases.

"The evacuees currently need basic supplies like personal hygiene kits, mats, blankets, and clean water," said Bagus.

Thousands of Sleman and Magelang Residents have evacuated to the barracks as the alert level of Mount Merapi had been raised to level III in the previous week. []