Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution

by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution
Emergency Response: Coronavirus Aid Distribution

Our respected donors

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not ended yet, and the impact to the global resession especially in developing countries such as Indonesia which millions of people pushed into poverty. 

The latest Indonesian government policy, will tighten mobility restrictions in some areas for two weeks starting from Tuesday (June 22) after a rise in Covid-19 cases, including limiting the number of workers in offices and barring religious activities at houses of worship, a minister said.The curbs will apply to ‘red zones’ where cases have been rising sharply this month, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto told a streamed news conference on Monday. The tightened regulations will mean that offices, restaurants, cafes and malls in such areas will only be permitted to operate at 25 per cent capacity.

The ACT Foundation keep continue to distribute the Covid-19 aid distribution especially on the economic empowernemnt program for the backbone families in Bogor - West Java. There were nine backbone families who received the "market stalls" to continue their owned-business. 

Some of the beneficiaries called Dewi is a back-bone mother who has been struggling to support her family for daily-income. She has a small-owned-business called "mie-ayam", Mie ayam, mi ayam or bakmi ayam (Indonesian for 'chicken bakmi', literally chicken noodles) is a common Indonesian dish of seasoned yellow wheat noodles topped with diced chicken meat (ayam). Mie-Ayam served from simple travelling vendor carts frequenting residential areas, humble street-side warung to restaurants, and her income is about 50USD per day.

Moreover, Hanafi the family backbone who sells D’Raja Pempek or empek-empek is a savoury Indonesian fishcake delicacy, made of fish and tapioca, from Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia. Pempek is served with rich sweet and sour sauce called kuah cuka or kuah cuko (lit. vinegar sauce), or just "cuko". Sometimes local people also eat the dish with yellow noodles and diced up cucumber to balance out the vinegar's sourness. He got the laid off from the company previously and now he has been selling the traditional food and earn about 70USD per day.

All the beneficiaries hope that by having the market-stalls utilities could improve their daily-economic-income. They were so gratefull to receive the Covid-19 aid from the GlobalGiving donors. Please stay safe and healthy.

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It has been more than one year, every country across the globe face the Covid-19 and millions of live have been passed away, and there are million unemployment numbers and face the difficulty in "new-life". Indonesia is one of the country in the world which is struggling hard to stop, to localize the outbreak because the Covid-19 has been affected to all sectors in Indonesia and the new variant of virus also exist in Indonesia. ACT Foundation as a non profit organization must not stop to distribute the humanitarian aid for the affected community in Indonesia.  

In Indonesia, natural disasters occured frequently during the outbreak and the situation more difficult for vulnerable families to face daily life. The latest earthquake occured last January 15th, 2021 and ACT Foundation have been involved to distriubute the Covid-19 aid program for survivors. 

The program that ACT  Foundation distributed was the hygyne kits for survivors. The main reason is that the hygyne kits distribution is essential need for the survivors who lost their houses that damaged by the earthquake. There were 100 beneficiaries and the location called Kalubibing-Mamunyu, Sub-District Mamuju, District Mamuju, West Sulawesi. 

The beneficiaries highly thank to GlobalGiving donors across the globe who generously support them at difficult time (natural disasters and the Covid-19).  Finally, all of your contribution really direct for the Indonesian community and we hope that the Covid-19 could end soon. Stay safe and healhty....

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Our respected donors across the globe,

I am reaching you again to deliver the updates on Covid-19 aid distribution in Indonesia. The ground team have been delivered 400 food packages for Palu's earthquake-tsunami-liquefaction's survivors.

Just to remind that, it was on 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 70 km (43 mi) away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia.[5] This event was preceded by a sequence of foreshocks, the largest of which was a magnitude 6.1 tremor that occurred earlier that day.

Following the mainshock, a tsunami alert was issued for the nearby Makassar Strait. A localised tsunami struck Palu, sweeping shore-lying houses and buildings on its way. The combined effects of the earthquake and tsunami led to the deaths of an estimated 4,340 people.This makes it the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake, as well as the deadliest earthquake worldwide in 2018, surpassing the previous earthquake that struck Lombok a few months earlier, killing more than 500. The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) confirmed that a tsunami had been triggered, with its height reaching an estimated maximum of 4 to 7 metres (13 to 23 ft), striking the settlements of Palu, Donggala and Mamuju along its path. 

The earthquake caused major soil liquefaction in areas in and around Palu. In two locations this led to mudflows in which many buildings became submerged causing hundreds of deaths with many more missing. The liquefaction was considered to be the largest in the world and was deemed as rare. 

It has been 2 (two) years the disasters has been passed, and there are still unsolved problems for survivors especially on the development of economy, the numbers of unemployment are raising, damages-schools, etc. and the Covid-19 make more difficult for survivors.    

The aid ditribution take place in Sigi Regency and Donggala Regency, Palu, Central Sulawesi on November 13th, 2020. 
Iqbal one of beneficiaries said that we are very happy to receive the aid from GlobalGiving donors and we hope that the aid could lighten up for us to face the uncertain time. The other beneficiaries who is a widow so grateful to receive the aid, she said that as a widow felt so difficult to get informal daily labour and so impressed to GlobalGiving donors and ACT Foundation which always deliver the aid at any condition that face by the earthquake-tsunami-liquefaction's survivors. 

Indonesian community across provinces in Indonesia huge thanks to all of you. Your geneousity and sincere help directly benefit for vulnerable families across Indonesia. Please stay safe and healthy. 

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I am reaching you again to deliver the update on our Covid-19 aid distribution. 
The ground team move forward to Central Java to deliver 205 food aid packages for vulnerable families who live in  Semarang, Purwoketo and Solo. 

Central Java is a province on the Indonesian island of Java, with a strong Buddhist and Hindu heritage. It's home to the 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, a national icon carved with thousands of relief panels and Buddha images. The Prambanan Hindu complex, erected about a half-century after Borobudur on the border with Yogyakarta, contains more than 200 temples featuring stone spires, sculptures and carvings.

Semarang is the capital and largest city of Central Java province in Indonesia. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional center and port today. The city has been named as the cleanest tourist destination in Southeast Asia by the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) for 2020–2022

Purwokerto is located in the mid of Java Island within the province of Jawa Tengah (Central Java) near the base of Mount Slamet, the second-tallest volcano in Central Java. The city is bisected by the Kali Kranji (Kranji River).

Surakarta (also known as Solo) is a city and historic royal capital on the Indonesian island of Java. The 18th-century Keraton Kasunanan was the royal family’s residence and today is a museum of heirlooms, while Mangkunegaran palace has an elaborately painted pavilion. Surakarta is also a major center for dyed batik fabric, which is displayed at the Danar Hadi museum

The aid packages as a special gift for the vulnerable famlies who still living at uncertain time. Most beneficiaries are daily labour who just earn under $1 per day and the Covid-19 outbreak is making the vulnerable families more difficult to survive.  One of beneficiaries said that:"I highly thank you so much for the aid package, I am very happy to receive it and you may get reward for your good deed" 

Suparno who used to sell "kids-snack-seller" in front of school said that It has been 7 months did not sell "kids-snack" in front of school because the school is closed until further notice. I just sell kids-snack in front of my house and sell around the villagers unfortunately lack of buyers, and he is very happy to receive the aid from GlobalGiving donors.

Furthermore, another 400 food aid packages distributed in Riau and Pekanbaru Island. Riau is an Indonesian province on the central eastern coast of Sumatra, facing the Strait of Malacca. Hilly Pelalawan regency is a vast area that's home to rivers, forests and palm oil plantations. Sumatran tigers and elephants roam the rainforest-covered Tesso Nilo National Park. To its northwest, the ancient ruins of the Buddhist Muara Takus brick temple complex sit in a jungle clearing by the Kampar Kanan River

Pekanbaru is the capital of Indonesian province of Riau, and a major economic center on the eastern part of Sumatra Island. Its name is derived from the Malay words for 'new market' ('pekan' is market and 'baru' is new). It has an area of 32.26 km2 (12.46 sq mi) with a population of 1,035,834 at the 2010 Census, and 1,121,562 according to the latest official estimate for mid 2019.Located on the banks of the Siak River, which flows into the Strait of Malacca, Pekanbaru has direct access to the busy strait and long known as a trading port. Pekanbaru was originally built as a market by Minangkabau merchants during the 18th century.

It was Friday, November 13th, 2020, the ACT-Duri team started our journey from Duri City to Dumai City. Our journey went through 86 km via the Duri-Dumai crossing to West Dumai Sub-district, it took one and half hours to get to our destination. The team departed to the location at 08.00 WIB (Western Indonesian Time) and arrived at the location at 09.30 local time, we distributed 50 food packages at the area that had been recorded by one of our volunteers in Dumai City. One of the beneficiaries stated that he is pleaseful for the food aid from GlobalGiving donors.

On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, the ACT-MRI Duri Team continued their journey to Pangkalan Pinang Village in Rupat Sub-district to distribute 50 food packages. Rupat is one of the islands located in Bengkalis District. The journey started from the city of Duri at 06.00 am local time and reached Dumai at 09.00 am, then continued to cross by ferryboat to Rupat Island that took time in around 50 minutes. Once they arrived at Rupat Island, the team continued the journey to the village of Pangkalan Pinang to the distribution location point that took about 2 hours by car. After reaching at the location, ACT-Duri Team was welcomed by the surrounding community. 

The distribution continued  on November 15th, 2020, we went on the journey to Panipahan Village that took approximately 7 hours through the land and sea by using a speedboat. At that location, we distributed 50 food packages to the widows, the elderly, and other pre-prosperous communities.

One of beneficiaries is 60 years of age, she is a resident of Panipahan Village, Pasir Limau Sub-district, Rokan Hilir District. a widow who has 4 children. She has history of skin disease and is now in paralyzed and powerless condition to carry out her daily activities. She lives unaccompanied in an old hut, where its condition is unsafe to age. Sometimes when it rains the roof is leaking because it is already rotten. Her children are currently working as fishermen, occasionally just enough for their daily needs. Other beneficiaries from Dumai City, he cannot do any kind of heavy activities due to his aging. He survives by only receiving assistance from the surrounding community for his daily needs.

Finally, it is incredible support from GlobalGiving donors who always support Indonesian community at any condition, we hope that the Covid-19 could be end as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy.


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Our respected donors across the globe, 

I hope this letter finds you, your family are doing very well. 
I am reaching you today to kindly update on the aid distribution in Indonesia. After the ground team have been completed the 412 food packages aid distribution in Surabaya and Malang, East Java Province, then the ground team move forward to Special Region of Yogyakarta to deliver 205 food aid packages. 

Yogyakarta is a central region on the Indonesian island of Java. Its capital, also called Yogyakarta, is a cultural hub known for its traditional crafts and performing arts. The city is home to the 18th-century royal complex, or kraton, known for its still-inhabited Sultan’s Palace as well as open-air pavilions that host events like gamelan concerts and Javanese dance performances

The Special Region of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Istimewa (D.I.) Yogyakarta, is a provincial-level autonomous region of Indonesia in the southern Java. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the south, as well as sharing all the land borders to the province of Central Java. Ruled by the Yogyakarta Sultanate, the region is the only officially recognised monarchy within the government of Indonesia. The city of Yogyakarta is a popular tourist destination and cultural centre of the region.

The Yogyakarta Sultanate has been established since 1755 and provided an unwavering support for Indonesia's independence during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945–1949). As a first-level division in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is governed by Sultan Hamengkubuwono as the governor and Prince Paku Alam as the vice governor. With a land area of 3,185.8 km², it is the second-smallest province of Indonesia after Jakarta.

As of today, total cases Covid-19 in Special Region of Yogyakarta 6.384 positive, 4.573 recovered, 148 deaths and affected for vulnerable families.  Then, it was Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 7am, the ground team started drive to Kulonprogo city which is 30 kilometers away from the downtown to deliver the aid distribution for vulnerable families, widows and senior citizen. It takes about 1 hour to drive to the location, then the team distribute the food aid and one of beneficiaries who 85 years of age cried while receive the aid from GlobalGiving donors, and the ground team visited her house that made by woods, no floors, and the roofs are leaking during the rainy. 

After completed at Kulonprogo city, the team drove the car on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 7 am in the morning to deliver the aid to several villages called Ngawen and Tepus south-mountain (gunung kidul) villages which are 40 kilometers away from the city or two hours driving by car.  The beneficiaries are vulnerable families and senior citizen who are living in rural areas and who can not afford for their daily life. For daily life, most of them are hoping the aid from the neigbourhood where their live in. 

Finally, all the benefiaciries huge thanks to GlobalGiving donors across the globe. Your generousity is very helpful for Indonesian people and please stay safe and healthy. 

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Location: Tangerang Selatan, Banten - Indonesia
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