MoSA Collaborates with HWDI and DIFAGANA in Technical Guidance of Disability Inclusion Disaster Management

  • MoSA Collaborates with HWDI and DIFAGANA in Technical Guidance of Disability Inclusion Disaster Management
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JAKARTA (July 29, 2021) - The Directorate of Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs, held a Technical Guidance activity for the Assistants for Persons with Disabilities (PPD) and Social Welfare Workers for Persons with Disabilities (TKSPD) throughout Indonesia regarding Disaster Management of Disability Inclusion.


This activity follows up on the Social Rehabilitation Assistance Technical Guidance activity which was carried out on July 21, 2021, and following the direction of the Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Tri Rismaharini to provide guidance related to disaster management.


Director of Social Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities, Eva Rahmi Kasim said that this activity and direction could be enlightenment for all, especially companions. Not only understanding about terminology but also how to interact with Persons with Disabilities.


"This is a valuable lesson for all of us to continue to understand what Persons with Disabilities are, how to interact with Persons with Disabilities, then how to behave or deal with disaster situations. a more inclusive understanding of disability," said Eva.


In this activity, Maulani Rotinsulu as the General Chair of the Indonesian Women with Disabilities Association (HWDI) had the opportunity to be a speaker to provide guidance regarding Inclusive and Responsive Disaster Management.


Maulani Rotinsulu directs PPD and TKSPD to pay attention to the Functional Needs of Persons with Disabilities, namely how to communicate directly and maintain the safety of persons with disabilities or services that can support the safety of persons with disabilities, handling transportation, and facilities and infrastructure. It needs to be considered in disaster situations, said Maulani.


The role of facilitator in disasters is protected in Regulation Number 14 of 2014 on Handling the Protection and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Management. Article 10 states that Persons with Disabilities, Assistants for Persons with Disabilities, Families of Persons with Disabilities and the general public are required to participate and obtain capacity enhancements to be able to assist or provide assistance to Persons with Disabilities in disasters.

Maulani also conveyed that related to the teams that work in disasters, namely the Health Cluster, Search and Rescue Cluster, Logistics Cluster, Protection and Evacuation Cluster, Education Cluster, Facilities and Early Recovery Cluster, and Economic Cluster.

"In these clusters all matters of Persons with Disabilities exist. Therefore, I hope that you all also learn about what is being done and how to broaden the understanding of stakeholders, in this case, clusters that work for all communities in disasters have the correct information related to Persons with Disabilities," explained Maulani.

The Head of DIY Disaster Preparedness Difabel (DIFAGANA), Doddy Kaliri conveyed the experience of DIFAGANA's work during humanitarian activities after the Palu, Sigi, Donggala (Pasigala) Central Sulawesi disaster, namely Assessment and Data Collection for those who have obstacles, disturbances, and problems in which movement functions and systems appear before, after, and during the disaster, provide dissemination to respondents, the respondent's family, or the community, assist in the implementation of physiotherapy services carried out by the Indonesian Physiotherapy Association (IFI) team, including Home Visit services and the distribution of Mobile Aids.

Besides that, another important thing that is done by DIFAGANA in this task is to become Peer to Peer Support, which is given with the aim is that people with disabilities and disaster victims can be stronger in facing difficult post-disaster situations and increase psychological resilience to rise from the conditions experienced by victims such as adversity, sadness because of the loss of family members as well as their property and livelihoods due to disasters.

This technical guidance involves 183 participants who are Assistants for Persons with Disabilities (PPD) and 808 people who are Social Welfare Workers for Persons with Disabilities (TKSPD).

Writer :
Humas Ditjen Rehabilitasi Sosial
Editor :
Annisa YH
Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

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