Nov 11, 2020

Covid-19 Aid Distribution Phase 5

Dear
Our respected donors across the globe,

I hope this letter finds you, your family members, your loves ones are doing very well at this uncertain time. 

It was almost four months ago when our last updates on the Covid-19 aid distribution in Indonesia. I kindly inform you that, since July, 2020 Indonesia has been facing the second wave of Covid-19 and put the country on 21st place (Nov 10th) and shows that total cases 444,348, new cases  3,779, deaths 14,761, recovered 375,741. This uncertain time is affecting us on the aid distribution as well, semi lock-down, social distance have been applied in Indonesia and the humanitarian assistance for the needy can not be stopped.  

The Covid-19 is really affecting on the economic sector in Indoenesia as developing countries in South East Asia. The poverty rate in Indonesia increased in March 2020 to 9.78% from 9.41% in September 2019, primarily in urban areas. An additional 1.63 million people fell into poverty, returning the poverty rate close to the September 2018 level (9.82%). The Government predicts the poverty rate to reach around 10.6% in 2020 with an estimated additional 4 million people falling below the poverty line. The World Bank projected the poverty rate to increase to 10.7% (mild scenario) or increase to 11.6% (severe scenario).

Rising unemployment among formal and informal workers has led reduced purchasing power. A World Bank mobile survey in May 2020 reported that 38% of respondent households consumed less than previously due to lack of financial resources.

Moreover, East Java, Indonesia's second most populous province, surpassed Jakarta as the nation's COVID-19 epicenter on June 26th, 2020  with the highest record of confirmed cases and deaths. The province has a cumulative total of 11,482 cases, 866 deaths and 3,891 recovered cases as of Monday morning. It also has the second highest case-fatality rate (CFR) – the percentage of deaths among confirmed cases -- at 7.5 percent, higher than the national CFR of 5.1 percent. 

To continue on the Covid-19 aid distribution in Indonesia. ACT Foundation has been delivered food package into several cities in Indonesia and for the first round the aid distribution is for families who can not fulfill their basic need (food package) in Surabaya, East Java Province that surpassed Jakarta as the nation's Covid-19 epicenter. The beneficiaries are (a) families who are living under "the highway road bridge" which is very common place in Indonesia for unfortunate families to live in, their daily activities are pick the recyle-garbages up from the trash bin; (b) dissable people  and (c) widows, the food package will last up to for two weeks, for 624 families members. The beneficiaries were very happy to receive the aid distribution from the GlobalGiving donors and the food package as basic need is very important for their daily life.

Thank you very much for your sincere help, continues support and please stay safe and healthy. 

  

Nov 11, 2020

Food Aid for Landslide and Flood Victims Jagakarsa South Jakarta

Dear 
Our respected donors across the globe,

I hope this letter finds you, your family members, your loves ones are doing very well at this uncertain time. 

It was almost four months ago when our last updates on the aid distribution in Indonesia. Indonesia has been facing the second wave of the spread of Covid-19 since July, 2020. While the situation in Jakarta at uncertain time due to Covid-19, the floods is occured again in Jakarta early October 2020 and the humanitarian mission must continue to support vulnerable families who affected by flood in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. 

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has prepared logistical assistance for flood victims on Jalan Damai RT 04/02 Ciganjur, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, Sunday (11/10). The emergency assistance was distributed to flood victims in RW 02, Ciganjur Administrative Village, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, Sunday (10/11). The assistance included ready-to-eat food, groceries, baby supplies, cleaning supplies and clothing.

Meanwhile, ACT Foundation also opened a humanitarian post and simultaneously alerted a humanitarian fleet in the form of a pre-hospital ambulance, cabin car, and a logistic truck at the As Syifa Mosque, Ciganjur, South Jakarta. The rain that continued to flush Jakarta on Saturday afternoon triggered a landslide disaster that befell residents of RT 04/02 Kelurahan Ciganjur. At least 300 households or the equivalent of around 1,200 people were affected, one person died. Based on data that ACT Foundation received on Saturday night, the refugee centers are in three postal posts, one of which is the RT 04/02 pavilion.  Albar from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Jakarta Program Team reported that aid was distributed to the evacuees in the hall of RW 02 Ciganjur. 

The beneficiaries deliver warm message to all donors across the globe, your donation was incredible and direct benefit to the community in Indonesia. All of you will be remembered by the beneficiaries, please stay safe and healthy. 


Oct 14, 2020

Delivering Food to Rohingyas During Rainy Season

Dear 
Our respected donors across the globe

The Rohingyas have to face multiple problems during the rainy season. Apart from the food shortage, they also have to face an unpleasant condition when their shelters are flooded. As the rainy season approaches, the life of the Rohingyas in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, has been increasingly difficult. In late August, the torrential rain and flood damage some of the refugee shelters.

In September, apart from having to deal with heavy rains and flood, the Rohingyas, who have been solely dependent on humanitarian aid, are getting short of basic supplies. Firdaus of Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Global Humanity Response reported, to support the Rohingyas in this rainy season, ACT has delivered staple food packages. Hundreds of food packages were gradually delivered from September 10th-13rd, 2020 to refugees at Camp 5 Kutupalong.

He further mentioned the Rohingyas in Kutupalong are facing a dire situation because of the heavy rains that often lead to flooding that submerged the shelters of thousands of Rohingya families. “They are highly dependent on humanitarian assistance. We will continue to deliver our assistance to the Rohingyas in need," Firdaus concluded.

Finally, thank you very much for your kindness and generous support that benefit directly to Rohingya refugees. 

 
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