ACTNews, LUMAJANG — In response to the Mount Semeru eruption, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) opened humanitarian command posts in areas affected by the disaster in Lumajang, Jember and Malang.
“We opened these humanitarian command posts to ensure that the aid delivery, storage, and distribution to the evacuees can be done quickly and optimally,” said Coordinator of Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Emergency Response team Lukman Solehuddin, Tuesday (12/7/2021).
Candipuro Command Post
ACT's main humanitarian command post is located on Jalan Raya Dampit-Lumajang, RT 04 RW 01, Central Sumberwuluh, Sumberwuluh, Candipuro, Lumajang Regency, East Java.
Pronojiwo Main Command Post
The humanitarian command post in Pronojiwo Village is located on Jalan Raya Dampit Number 1, Kalibening, Sidomulyo, Pronojiwo, Lumajang.
Malang Command Post
The humanitarian command post in Malang City is located at ACT Malang Branch Office on Jalan Ciliwung, No. 10, Purwantoro, Blimbing District, Malang. This post can be reached at +62 821-4343-2212.
Jember Command Post
The humanitarian command post in Jember is located on Jalan Letjen Panjaitan No. 152, Sadengan Hamlet, Sumbersari Village, Sumbersari District, Jember Regency, East Java.
If you wish to donate, you can deliver to ACT's humanitarian command posts. The assistance that the evacuees currently need includes meal packages, medical masks, tarpaulins, sleeping mats, medicines, baby supplies, and sanitary napkins.
"They urgently need some items, including masks. After the eruption, it’s been too dangerous for the locals to inhale the air because it’s been filled with volcanic ash,” explained Lukman.
In the eruption, 22 fatalities have been reported while dozens were seriously injured. The eruption also damaged 2,970 houses, forcing 5,700 residents to evacuate.