The ministry’s donation post in Jakarta to help victims of the Cianjur earthquake

The roads were jammed as many people wanted to donate themselves. In particular, it was difficult to move ambulances. That’s why I took the initiative to open a donation post on Saturday to help transport relief supplies.we

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos) has opened a post to collect aid for the victims of the Cianjur earthquake, which will go into operation on November 26 at the ministry’s office on Salemba 28 Street, Jakarta To do.

Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini said on Friday the decision to open the post was made based on traffic jams on Cianjur’s roads that hampered the movement of ambulances. The roads were filled with vehicles providing social assistance to the community.

“The roads were congested because many people tried to bring in donations themselves. It was especially difficult for ambulances to move around. We will receive support in the form of money and other necessary items,” the minister said.

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She expressed hope that the donation post opened by her ministry will ease the burden of road congestion in Cianjur. She noted that Cianjur’s access road narrows as it approaches more remote areas.

“The roads leading to the remote areas on top of the mountains were getting narrower and narrower. The higher you go, the narrower the roads,” she pointed out.

Apart from money, ministry donation posts accept food, clothing, diapers, toiletries, or personal hygiene items.

“People can also send food. But requests from refugees start with Pampers, clothes and toiletries. Yesterday we also provided toiletries, personal hygiene kits and underwear,” she said. rice field.

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Those wishing to distribute donations in the form of money can do so through BNI account number 0461457520 in the name of RPL182 DIT PSDBS KEMENSOS HIBAH 2LLSHDT2.

The ministry will later issue regular reports on the assistance provided by the community. The distribution of donations to the affected areas will take place two to three times a day, Rismaharini said.

According to the Meteorological, Climate and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred on November 21, 2022 at 1:21 pm local time. 10km, not likely to cause a tsunami.

On Thursday, the National Disaster Reduction Agency (BNPB) announced that 272 people were killed in the earthquake. About 165 of them have been identified, and 107 have not yet been identified.

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