Evacuees Grateful for Accommodation Provided by ACT South Kalimantan

The evacuees who stay at Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Central Humanitarian Post for South Kalimantan Flood include vulnerable groups such as the elderly, pregnant women, and toddlers. They are grateful to receive food and medical attention there.

ACT South Kalimantan’s Central Humanitarian Post has also served as an evacuation site for the flood survivors in Banjarmasin. (ACTNews / Ridho)

ACTNews, BANJARMASIN – The flooding that has inundated South Kalimantan, especially the city of Banjarmasin, forces the local residents to evacuate to safety. To accommodate the evacuees, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Kalimantan has opened a Central Humanitarian Post that also serves as an evacuation site for the flood-affected residents. Each of them has their own story about their experience there.

For instance, Rizky Maulana and Annisa are a couple who live in Pemutus Luar, Banjarmasin. They have stayed in ACT South Kalimantan’s Central Humanitarian Post since Sunday (1/17/2021) “We just want for our little ones to be safe because our house has been flooded, ”said Rizky.

He was grateful that his child felt comfortable in the Humanitarian Post. They are also grateful to have their needs met at the Humanitarian Post. “Our child has made new friends. Alhamdulillah, we have been provided with meals, even diapers and milk for our child. Alhamdulillah, ACT South Kalimantan is very helpful,” said Rizky.

Another evacuee, Sri Rahayu, also appreciated the assistance she receives from ACT in the Humanitarian Post. Her house in Sungai Lulut, Banjarmasin, has been flooded, forcing her to seek safety at the post five days ago. "I can eat three times a day here. Medicine, clean water, and electricity are all adequately available here,” said Sri.

Being pregnant, she was among the prioritized evacuees to stay in the Central Humanitarian Post. She is also grateful for the medical attention given to her there.

"I also received medical attention here. My fetus develops well without any conditions,” added Sri.

ACT South Kalimantan Branch Manager Zainal Arifin said that the evacuees had been greatly assisted thanks to the dedication of the volunteers. They always ensure the safety and comfort of the evacuees.

“Our team of volunteers are doing their best for the flood-affected residents who flee here. Alhamdulillah, their appreciation truly boosts the morale of the volunteers to provide the best service for the evacuees.

They always ensure that the evacuees' needs are met, including the needs for food, health facilities, and others. Hopefully, this will provide comfort to the evacuees," said Zainal. []