Jakarta Residents' Assistance for Semeru Eruption Victims Departed

ACT team officially departed assistance from the Jakarta residents for survivors of Mount Semeru eruptions. It was a form of concern from Indonesians to survivors of Mount Semeru eruptions.

ACT President (right)
ACT President (right) and Jakarta Regional Secretary Marullah Matali symbolically release the food trucks for survivors of Mount Semeru eruption from Jakarta residents. (ACTNews/M.Ubaidillah)

ACTNews, CENTRAL JAKARTA – Donations for survivors of Mount Semeru eruptions in East Java continue to flow. ACT departed ten food trucks from Jakarta residents and ACT’s partner from Jakarta City Hall, Friday (12/10/2021).

Marullah Matali, Jakarta Regional Secretary, said the assistance was a form of concern of Jakarta residents for survivors of the Mount Semeru eruption. Although Jakarta and the areas affected by the Mount Semeru eruption are hundreds of kilometers away, the Jakartans also felt the grief.

“Fellow Indonesian is like one body. If one eye hurts, all of the body also feels the pain,” said Marullah in his remarks at the Dispatch of Humanitarian Aid from Jakarta Residents for Victims of the Mount Semeru Eruption, Friday (12/10/2021).

Marullah continued the assistance could inspire other regions to do good actions because the Mount Semeru eruption is still happening, and survivors urgently need help.  

Ibnu Khajar, President of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), explained the assistance included frozen foods, baby meals, medicines, clothes, new blankets, and material infrastructure. Ten food trucks carried out a total of 50 tonnes of assistance.

“The assistance was a form of concern of Jakarta residents which channeled through ACT. Previously, ACT dispatched humanitarian vehicles such as Humanity Rice Truck, Humanity Food Truck, and Humanity Food Bus to help the survivors of the Mount Semeru eruption. The assistance was real support for humanitarian action in the field," said Ibnu.

Ibnu continued, ACT will continue to assist the survivors of the Mount Semeru eruption. The recovery process, such as infrastructure and economy, is running fast.

“Community’s support is important for the victims of Mount Semeru eruption. Hence, the post-disaster recovery process can run smoothly, and victims can carry out normal activities,” explained Ibnu.[]