Jakarta, IO – This is in response to the devastating flood that hit the port city of Derna, northeastern Libya, in early September. The aid packages was sent via Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Banten, on Monday (2/10) in the early hours.
Coordinating Human Development and Culture Ministry acting deputy for equitable regional development and disaster management Sorni Easter Daeli said that the aid showed Indonesia’s sympathy and concern as a friendly country with the people of Libya, per bnpb.go.id, Monday (2/10).
“The government sent 27 types of logistical assistance weighing more than 46 tons worth more than 13.9 billion,” said Sorni.
Sorni explained that this assistance is a commitment from the Indonesian government through humanitarian solidarity in disaster management, which requires multi-party collaboration. In addition, the flood disaster is also a reminder for all to always increase disaster preparedness.
“The disaster in Libya should act as a lesson for us to continue increasing capacity to be ready to face increasingly real impacts of climate change,” said Sorni.
The aid logistics include five refugee tents, 100 family tents, 50 generator units, 1,000 velbeds, 500 mattresses, 1,250 packages of cleaning equipment, 5,000 pieces of children’s clothes, 2,500 pieces of adult clothes, 2,000 underwear, 100 tools, 1,000 shrouds, 1,000 body bags, 30 units of solar-powered lamps, 5,000 packages of rendang beef, 5,000 pieces of protein milk, 5,000 ready-to-eat foods, 146 packages of hygiene equipment for children, pregnant women and babies, 60 packages of disinfectant, 24 units of water purifiers, 1 ton of complementary food for breastfeeding, 1 ton of additional food for pregnant women, and 1 package of emergency birth kit. (bp)