Ministry of Social Affairs Provides ATENSI Program for Flood Victims in NTT
ALOR (15 April 2021) - The Ministry of Social Affairs through the "Mulya Jaya" Work Center in Jakarta continues to provide attention through direct assistance for flood victims in the province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). This is following the direction of the Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, so that all Balai Besar / Balai / Loka (Center) within the Ministry of Social Affairs provide comprehensive services when and after a disaster occurs.
Since 12 April, Training Center "Mulya Jaya" deployed a Psychosocial Support Service (LDP) team in Waisaka Village, Alor Timur Laut District, Alor Regency, NTT. Together with the Directorate of Social Rehabilitation for the Persons with Social Deviance Issues and Trafficking Victims (Dit. RSTS and KPO), the Center "Mulya Jaya" conducted an assessment of 70 people who fled at the Yakobus Church Command Post. This assessment is carried out to determine the needs of victims while in the evacuation. Not only conducting assessments, but the LDP team also provided psychosocial support during their time in refugee camps for children.
The activities provided were in the form of inviting children to play through games, music therapy, and also quizzes with prizes for school equipment. The children affected by the floods looked so happy and enjoyed the games they were participating in.
"I am happy to get school equipment, thank you, sir", said one of the children while holding his gift.
Director of RSTS and KPO, Waskito Budi Kusumo, and Head of the Sub-Directorate for Persons with Social Deviance Issues and HIV / AIDS, Cecep Sutriatman also provided this psychosocial support which lasted from April 12 to April 15, 2021.
"This is a form of the Ministry of Social's commitment to providing disaster response services for victims. From the first day, we have coordinated with the Alor Regency Social Service, building a collaborative network so that synergy in the field can run well", said Budi.
The Head of the Social Rehabilitation Section of the "Mulya Jaya" Center, Edy Santoso and the Social Counselor Officer, Bambang Suwignyo, explained that apart from providing LDP, the victims also received ATENSI assistance in the form of fulfilling basic needs.