ACTNews, SOUTH LAMPUNG – The aid trucks sent from Humanity Distribution Center (HDC) in Gunung Sindur, Bogor, arrived at the headquarter humanitarian post in Lampung on Thursday (12/27). Until Thursday noon, the unloading process was still ongoing.
Adhi Ahdiansyah, Coordinator of the headquarter humanitarian post in Lampung, stated that the aid packages consist of groceries, clothes and drinking water. The aid packages were immediately distributed to tsunami victims in Kalianda and Rajabasa sub-districts.
“The aid packages will be distributed immediately to tsunami affected villages that we have listed: Kunjir, Way Muli, Way Panas, Sukaraja and Maja Villages,” explained Ahdiansyah, Thursday (12/27). The aid packages are to be distributed this Friday (12/28).
He added that the aid distribution will be done along with the activation of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s public kitchens.
Until the sixth day after tsunami smashed Kalianda, ACT’s public kitchens are still cooking. Around 700 packages of prepared meals are distributed to tsunami victims who evacuated to the area.
“We have three active public kitchens, two in Way Muli and one in Way Panas,” explained Ade Irawan, Coordinator of ACT Public Kitchens.
Locals advised to move away from the sea
Until Thursday (12/27), the people living along the coast of South Lampung were advised to move away around 500 meters to 1 kilometer from the beach, as warned by Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) on December 25.
Sutaman, Commander of ACT Humanitarian Post in Way Muli has instructed his personnel to be on standby and spend nights on the hills. “For the last two days, we have instructed the volunteers to climb uphill at night to anticipate tidal waves or Anak Krakatau eruption,” he explained when ACTNews met him in ACT Post in Way Muli, Thursday (12/27).
ACT invites all the people of Indonesia to donate to the tsunami victims during this emergency phase. At the moment, the tsunami victims are in need of medicines, prepared food, clean water, blankets, mattresses, tents or tarpaulins, hygiene kits, electrical generators, rescue equipment and cadaver bags.