Generosity Continues to Flow for Flood Victims in Aceh

Floodwaters in three Aceh districts have begun to recede. However, the residents' activities have not fully recovered and are still waiting for generosity.

Aid for flood victims
Handover Aid for flood victims in Aceh. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LHOKSEUMAWE – The floods that engulfed three districts: North Aceh, East Aceh, and Aceh Tamiang for a week have finally receded. However, the survivors' activities have not fully recovered. They are still waiting for generosity to resurface in the aftermath of the disaster.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to assist survivors in collaboration with volunteers of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI). The team distributed food aid to victims on Wednesday (1/12/2022). The food was a donation from benefactors throughout Indonesia.

"Now, we are distributing food aid. Hopefully, it will lessen the burden on the flood victims. We also thank those who have shown concern for others," said Zulfurqan, Branch Manager of ACT Lhokseumawe.

A warm welcome came from the residents. Razali, Head of Tanah Mirah Hamlet, Leubok Pusaka, Langkahan District, North Aceh, on behalf of the residents, expressed his gratitude. Razali also explained that there are around 121 families in his hamlet. Most of them work as farmers and have odd jobs. When the flood came suddenly, many residents were trapped and survived in their respective homes with makeshift conditions.

"On behalf of the residents, I thank you for your concern," said Razali, who was relieved that the ACT and MRI teams had arrived, especially since it had taken three hours to travel from Lhokseumawe to Tanah Mirah.[]