Ministry of Social Affairs Distributes Rp. 1.7 Billion Aid for Earthquake Victims of West Sulawesi


Suara.com – The Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos) distributed aid amounting to Rp 1.7 billion for victims affected by the earthquake in West Sulawesi. The amount of aid is divided into logistical assistance and compensation for the heirs of victims who have died.

Director of Social Protection for Natural Disaster Victims M Safii Nasution explained that the assistance provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs consisted of central emergency response logistical assistance worth IDR9 79,819,710, logistical assistance for eastern regional warehouses worth IDR621,911,700 and beneficiary compensation for eight identified victims of IDR 120 million.

“Each heir is worth Rp. 15 million, then all the heirs of the victims of the disaster who die will be given compensation with the same value,” said Safii in a written statement, Friday (15/1/2021).

Meanwhile, the logistical assistance provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs is in the form of ready-to-eat food, children’s meals, roll tents, mattresses, family equipment, multipurpose tents and other necessities.

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Details of the assistance submitted by the Ministry of Social Affairs included 2500 packets of ready-to-eat food, 1200 packages of children’s food, 500 roll tents, 1000 mattresses, 700 blankets, 200 kitchen utensils, 10 multipurpose tents, 500 children’s equipment, 500 packages of ford ware. , 40 units of velbeds, 370 mattresses, 30 packages of clothes, and 20 packages of Tagana equipment.

In addition, the Ministry of Social Affairs also deployed 50 Disaster Preparedness Cadets (Tagana) personnel from South Sulawesi and 19 from Central Sulawesi to assist local Tagana to open public kitchens and provide Psychosocial Support Services (LDP).

“Since the disaster occurred, we, through Tagana, have coordinated with the Social Service in the earthquake-affected areas about handling activities and observing the current situation.”


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