Evacuation and Food Distribution Continues for Flood Survivors in Bima

On Saturday morning (4/3/2021), the flash floods in Bima had not completely receded. Aksi Cepat Tanggap and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia assigned rescue teams and distributed food assistance to the survivors.

Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia distributes food assistance for flood survivors in Leu Village, Bolo District, Saturday (4/3/2021). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BIMA — Aksi Cepat Tanggap continued to evacuate and distributed food assistance to flood survivors in Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. Head of ACT NTB, Juaini, reported that until Saturday (4/3/2021) morning, floods that hit four districts had not completely receded. The floods still closed access to certain villages.

“ACT’s emergency response team and volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia are still evacuating trapped victims. ACT NTB also continues to conduct assessments of a number of areas affected by flooding.” said Juaini.

ACT also distributed ready-to-eat meals for survivors. Food assistance was distributed to survivors in Leu and Rato Villages in Bolo District. Juaini explained that the food distribution was an early stage of the emergency response phase.

Juaini hoped that other assistance would come soon in line with the needs of survivors. Currently, based on the results of MRI-ACT NTB assessments, survivors need tarps to set up emergency tents, ready-to-eat meals, clean waters, hygiene kits, and baby and adult clothing. We hope to be able to help those in need with our best assistance,” he added

Flash floods hit 12 villages in Bolo, Madapangga, Woha and Monta Districts. The villages are Kananga, Rasabou, Rato, Sondosia, Leu, Ncandu, Dena, Pandai, Nisa, Simpasai, Pela, and Sakuru.[]