Emergency Response to Flood Victims by Muslim Aid Indonesia
Heavy rain on 17th January 2013 caused flooding in almost all areas in the DKI Jakarta Province. Around 37,799 people became internally displaced and were evacuated to areas on higher ground and 34 casualties were reported by Jakarta Disaster Management Committee (BPBD).
Muslim Aid Indonesia, in collaboration with the local community and organisations, provided emergency support to the affected people. The response spanned across the three most affected areas, namely Jatipulo and Kota Bambu Utara village-Palmerah Sub District-Jakarta Barat District, Kapuk Muara village-Penjaringan Sub District-Jakarta Utara District and Kapuk village-Cengkareng Sub District-Jakarta Barat District. Muslim Aid Indonesia distributed life jackets, hygiene kits, food aid, clean water via water trucks, water pump machines and medicines.
During rapid response, the Muslim Aid team remained focused on IDP’s across the three areas, despite facing difficulties due to lack of electricity.
Once the flood water had receded, Muslim Aid Indonesia also assisted the community to clean up the debris in the affected areas. They provided two mini truck units, cleaning equipment, which included gloves, boots, masks, soaps and drinking water for the community.