Humanitarian Aid Arrives in West Pasaman from Jakarta and Banten

Residents of Jakarta and Banten provided assistance, which left the capital city on Friday (3/12/2022). Trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived in West Pasaman three days later. West Pesaman's community, local government, and leaders welcomed the humanitarian assistance.

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid
Trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrive in West Pasaman from Jakarta. (ACTNews)

ACTNews,  WEST PASAMAN – Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Jakarta for earthquake survivors arrived at the Regent's office in West Pasaman on Monday (3/14/2022) after a several-day journey. The truck brought donations from philanthropists in Jakarta and Banten, as well as many partners, including ASAR Humanity, Koperasi 212, Frisian Flag, JNE, PT Freeport Indonesia, Cimory, Ruang Baik, Kajian Musawarah, and others.

The local government and the community welcomed the arrival of the humanitarian vehicle. The Regent of West Pasaman Hamsuardi attended the handover of aid.

"We are grateful to ACT and the benefactors who have supported us from the beginning," Hamsuardi said.

Rajo Kabuntaran Talu Tuanku Bosa XV Jhonny ZA also attended the handover of aid from Jakarta. He also thanked everyone who contributed and wished them well.

"There are several villages in Talu that have also been affected. Landslide frequently hampers access to go there, and media rarely covers it," Rajo Kabuntaran Talu Tuanku Bosa XV Jhonny ZA.

This time, the arrived humanitarian aid in West Pasaman weighed 36 tons or the equivalent of IDR 1.5 billion. Benefactors provided food assistance, prayer kits, nutrition packages, and hygiene needs for disaster-affected residents.

"Our efforts, in collaboration with benefactors, to continue to assist earthquake survivors will always be present. Furthermore, because this post-disaster period coincides with Ramadan, we will always bring them joy," Ahmad Diar, Branch Manager of ACT West Pasaman, stated []