Tens of Tons of Rice Delivered to South Kalimantan Flood Victims

In addition to dispatching rescue teams, Aksi Cepat Tanggap immediately responded to the needs of flood survivors in South Kalimantan by delivering food assistance. A total of 70 tons of rice aid has been prepared for flood survivors in 11 municipalities and regencies in South Kalimantan.

Aid trucks for flood survivors in South Kalimantan, Wednesday (1/20/2021). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANJARMASIN - Ten trucks carrying 70 tons of rice for flood survivors in South Kalimantan arrived at Aksi Cepat Tanggap South Kalimantan’s Humanitarian Post for South Kalimantan Flood, Wednesday (1/20/2021). The rice packages will be delivered to flood survivors in 11 regencies and municipalities.

"As an initial response, Aksi Cepat Tanggap is provides rice packages. We are also preparing other kinds of assistance such as hygiene kits and medical care. ACT South Kalimantan’s Humanitarian Post has been receiving aid from the generous donors,” said ACT South Kalimantan Branch Manager Zainal Arifin. The aid packages will be distributed through ACT’s humanitarian posts in nine regencies and municipalities.

The first rice distribution started immediately on Wednesday afternoon in the Bati-Bati area, Tanah Laut , and Landasan Ulin Utara districts, Banjarbaru City. ACT’s public kitchens have also been established in these areas.

ACT's Humanity Food Truck and double-cabin pickup truck were dispatched from Wakaf Distribution Center in Gunung Sindur, on Wednesday (1/20/2021) afternoon. The Humanity Food Truck, which can cook up to 1,000 meal packages a day, will provide the flood survivors with nutritious meal packages.

According to South Kalimantan Provincial Government’s Public Relations and Information Center, as of Thursday (1/21/2021) at 6 p.m. local time, 20 casualties had been recorded. Over 490 thousand people were affected by the flood, and 101,816 houses were submerged. []