Thousands of Meal Packages Delivered to Merapi Evacuees in Magelang

A total of 1,500 meal packages were distributed to residents living within a five kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Merapi. The Free Meal Operation was initiated by Aksi Cepat Tanggap in collaboration with Telkomsel. The meal packages were distributed to four evacuation sites in Magelang.

The handover of meal packages to evacuees in Magelang. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAGELANG - The mandate of the benefactors is again being fulfilled for the survivors of the volcanic activity of Mount Merapi in Magelang Regency. A total of 1,500 portions of meal packages were distributed to residents in a five kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Merapi.

The Free Meal Operation was initiated by Aksi Cepat Tanggap Central Java in collaboration with Telkomsel. The beneficiaries were villagers living in evacuation sites in Ngrajek Village, Mungkid District, Banyurojo Village and Deyangan Village, Mertoyudan District, Tamanagung Village, Muntilan District. The Free Meal Operation took place from December 7 to 13 December 2020



Volunteers preparing the meal packages for evacuees in Magelang. (ACTNews)

The meal preparation and distribution were done in compliance with the health protocol. Hamas Rausyanfikr from the ACT Central Java Program Department said that volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia comply to the health protocol by wearing masks, keeping a safe distance, and washing their hands.

"This is also a way for volunteers to educate the evacuees to be more aware of the health protocol to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said Hamas.

Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Magelang Regency reported that Emergency Period was extended until December 30, 2020. Hamas appealed to the volunteer team to remain on standby to assist the community.

“Some of the residents have returned home to tend to their livestock and rice field that have been long abandoned. However, the teams of volunteers are still on standby,” he added.

The evacuees are still in need of assistance. For those who want to participate in helping them can do so by visiting Indonesia Dermawan website of transferring directly to BNI Syariah at 55 0000 7772. []