Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption

by IDEP Foundation
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption

Project Report | Jan 26, 2023
Final Report IDEP ER Semeru Eruption 2021

By Edward Angimoy | Resource Development Coordinator

Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Support the Families Affected by Semeru Eruption
Mobile clinic at community member's house
Mobile clinic at community member's house

Medical and Psychosocial Support for Semeru Eruption-affected Community

This is IDEP Final Report for Emergency Response work to Semeru eruption - affected communities in East Java, Indonesia.

 

Executive Summary

Ash clouds from the Mount Semeru eruption hit the Lumajang district and its area on Saturday, December 4, 2021. This disaster caused 51 deaths, dozens of people seriously injured and others injured (21/12). It also forced 10,400 people to evacuate at 406 evacuation points. Other than closed access, limited access to clean water, unstable telecommunication network, electricity failure, and limited PPE to apply COVID-19 protocol, the affected community also had limited support for healthy food, medical, and psychosocial services.

The community’s memories of Semeru’s ash clouds that rolled to their home still lingered. When ash clouds came out from that 3,676 m high mountain, some communities panicked and ran as ash clouds got closer. The sliding distance reaches 2.5 km from the center of Besuk Kobokan village. “ If we don’t run, we die,” said Mustaqim from Supiturang Village.

Due to its impact, the Government carried out the status of Emergency Response for 30 days starting from December 4, 2021. The worst impact of the eruption of Mount Semeru occurred in three villages and in two sub-districts, namely Supiturang and Curah Kobokan in Pronojiwo District, and Sumberwuluh in Candipuro District.

As part of our support, we partnered with KUN Humanity System + to provide healthy food packages, medical services, as well as mental health and psychosocial services. That support was delivered to the affected families in Supiturang village and its neighbor village, Oro-Oro Ombo. 

As for medical services, we established a satellite post tent in Oro-Oro Ombo as there were no maximum medical services around that area. The service begins five days after the eruption. Other than that, we also utilized a mobile clinic to provide the service as the survivors were not staying at the evacuation post from morning to evening. During one week, we reached 271 patients with four top morbidities such as respiratory tract infections (ARI), skin disease, and diarrhea. 

While delivering medical services using mobile clinics, we also provide mental health and psychosocial services at the same time. The services focused on psychosocial first aid, posture correction group coaching, as well as group and individual counseling based on medical referrals or community needs. During one week, we reached 53 people from six villages around Pronojiwo Sub-district through the services.

Outreach highlights:

  • 271 people received medical support through medical field posts and mobile clinics.
  • 53 people received psycho-social support.
  • 21 families (84 people estimated) received healthy food packages.
Mobile medical service received by PWD
Mobile medical service received by PWD
Mobile clinic and psychosocial services
Mobile clinic and psychosocial services

NARRATIVE REPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE SEMERU ERUPTION 

 

I.           BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Mount Semeru experienced an increase in volcanic activity as indicated by the occurrence of hot clouds falling towards Besuk Kobokan, Sapitarang Village, Pronojiwo District, Lumajang, Saturday(04/12/2021) at 15.20 local time.

The worst impact of the eruption of Mount Semeru occurred in three villages and in two sub-districts, namely in Supiturang Village and Curah Kobokan Village in Pronojiwo subdistrict, and Sumberwuluh Village in Candipuro subdistrict.

 

Mobile psychosocial services for elderly
Mobile psychosocial services for elderly
Psychosocial services for children
Psychosocial services for children
Food packages distribution for affected families
Food packages distribution for affected families
Mobile psychosocial services for children
Mobile psychosocial services for children

II.         PROGRAM PROGRESS DETAILS

  • Government announces an emergency response phase until 24 December 2021 and continues to transition phase for 90days.
  • Government prepares relocation for 2000 households living in the red zone area to safer areas. Relocation is planned in Perhutani Area. KUN decided to close the response in Pronojiwo on 26 December 2021 and start intervention in Candipuro on 29 December 2021 due to the government relocation plan area.
  • Government prepares the 82 hectares of land of Perhutani for the temporary and permanent shelter.
  • Government and NGO plan to build the temporary shelter with a total of 1500 in the first phase in January and the plan to finish in March 2022.
  • People impacted started to find their relatives and stay with their relatives.
  • IDP camp still operated with the support of the government and NGOs.
  • IDEP partner, KUN, continued the medical, MHPSS, and food distribution program in the Candipuro subdistrict.
  • KUN did collaborate with some NGOs to maximize the program.

 

Educational media kits in local language
Educational media kits in local language

III.         ACTIVITIES

Medical:

- Mobile clinic and medical aid post continue until 26 December 2021 in Pronojiwo and starting in 29 December 2022 in Candipuro.

- Medical aid post tent is established together with another Partner, the "Posko Bersama Gusdurian Peduli".

- Closing program in Pronojiwo with community meeting with community and sharing IEC material (poster) in a strategic place.

- Coordination with the Lumajang government for the team and program transfer.

Food distribution:

- Since there is an excess of aid due to solidarity from all around, we decided not to distribute logistics to people impacted.

- We have identified around 478 Households with indirect impact from the relocation. 82 hectares of land which is used by the government for the relocation is crops and people agriculture before.

- About 478 households lost their farming area after land preparation.

- There is only a little conflict due to the land being owned by Perhutani (Govt Forest Department) and the community only has the right to use it as a farming area.

- We decided to distribute 200 packages of food aid for the family.

- Beneficiaries' selection is based on the most vulnerable family.

 

Medical services at medical field post
Medical services at medical field post
Mobile medical services at community
Mobile medical services at community

 

 IV. Total Number of Beneficiaries Reached(Individuals):

386 person medical

153 person psychosocial support

615 person food aid distribution

In details:

Establish Medical Field Post: 103 person

Mobile Medical Unit Service: 283 person

Mental Health and Psychosocial Service: 153 person

Food aid distribution: 200 family / 615 person

 

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