Humanity Food Truck Serves Food for Survivors of Balongan Oil Refinery Explosion

ACT’s Humanity Food Truck served nutritious food to the survivors of the Balongan oil refinery explosion. Each day, thousands of food packages are served, so it is necessary to cooperate with all parties in providing food.

Children who are survivors of Balongan oil refinery explosion receive ready-to-eat-meals from Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, INDRAMAYU — Support for survivors of Balongan oil refinery explosion continues to flow. After providing psychosocial assistance, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) deployed Humanity Food Truck for the survivors on Wednesday (3/31/2021). A total of 400 servings were prepared for the survivors’ lunch.

Muhammad Tawwaba from ACT Cirebon team explained that the distribution of ready-to-eat meals was carried out in two locations, namely Bumi Patra Singajaya Sports Hall and Bumi Patra Futsal Hall. Apart from the survivors who evacuated, ready-to-eat meals were also distributed to people who had returned to their homes.

“After coordinating with stakeholders, Social Offers, and Pertamina, the food assistance must be distributed to people who stay at their homes and people who evacuated,” he said, Wednesday (3/31/2021).

Tawwaba continued that based on his discussion with Pertamina, they found out that the food need that must be fulfilled per day reaches 3,000 to 3,500 portions. This number includes survivors and residents within a radius of one kilometer from the location. “Mutual cooperation in an effort to help the survivors of oil refinery explosion is urgently needed,” he continued.

Chairman of ACT’s Supervisory Board Ahyudin directly conveyed his concern. According to Ahyudin, this tragedy had greatly saddened this nation, not only because Pertamina is a strategic asset of this nation, but also due to the magnitude of the impact felt by local residents around the oil refinery.

“Working together is the key to overcoming the impact of this disaster. For that, ACT invites all Indonesian people to take part in handling the impact of the fires at the Pertamina refinery in Balongan,” he said.[]