Humanitarian Solidarity Reaches Indonesia-Malaysia Border

Humanitarian aid distributed by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) funded by the community’s generosity reaches not only communities in urban areas but also those in remote areas. With the support from Indonesian Armed Forces near the Malaysian border, ACT delivered aid packages to the needy in isolated neighborhoods.

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Symbolic handover of aid to residents in East Kalimantan. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAHAKAM ULU – During the pandemic, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to deliver humanitarian aid across Indonesia with the help of the community. The aid is delivered not only to communities in big cities but also to those in remote areas.

Recently, ACT delivered aid packages with the help of the Indonesian Armed Forces from Battalion 614 Raider Raja Pandhita near the Indonesia-Malaysia border. The aid packages were distributed to residents in an isolated village of Batu Majang in Mahakam Ulu Regency in East Kalimantan in early August. The aid delivery aimed to assist those living in an unreachable area during the pandemic.

The journey was arduous. The team had to take a road that is full of holes and mud. In addition, they also had to sail by boat.

"Although the journey was quite long and difficult, it did not stop us from delivering the assistance to the people living in Indonesia’s peripheral region,” said Khidir Ali from ACT East Kalimantan.

The villagers were grateful for the assistance that reached their neighborhood. Jamjuri, a Muslim preacher working in Batu Majang said that aid distribution rarely reached the village because it is quite remote. He prayed that God will bless the team and the aid that they brought.

"We hope that ACT can continue helping Indonesians living near the Indonesia-Malaysia border in Kalimantan," Jamjuri hoped. []