Ministry of Social Affairs Provides LDP for Persons with Disabilities Affected by the Flash Flood Disaster in East Sumba

Ministry of Social Affairs Provides LDP for Persons with Disabilities Affected by the Flash Flood Disaster in East Sumba

WAINGAPU (13 April 2021) - Directorate of Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs along with Vocational Center "Inten Soeweno" Cibinong, Disability Center "Ciungwanara" Bogor, Disability Center "Phala Martha" Sukabumi, Disability Center “Melati” Jakarta, Disability Center “Tan Miyat" Bekasi, and Disability Center "Efata" Kupang conducted Psychosocial Support Services (LDP) for Persons with Disabilities affected by flash floods in East Sumba Regency.


Due to heavy rains and strong winds that resulted in floods and landslides which caused people's houses to be flooded, damage to land, roads, dams, bridges, and so on.


As many as 20,000 refugees have gradually returned to their respective families. The East Sumba region is included in the red zone of the Covid-19 pandemic and some refugees have been detected as positive for Covid-19 and it is finally decided that there will be no more refugee posts. Handling of victims of the subsequent disaster impacts through Social Welfare Institutions (LKS) for Persons with Disabilities.


A total of 18,855 households were affected by floods and strong winds. The total damage to residential houses was 8,416 units, with details of heavy damage to 2,123 units, moderate damage to 1,642 units, and minor damage to 4,651 units.  About 16 broken bridges, 23 roads, and 45 schools were also damaged.


Besides, community members also experienced the loss of household appliances, agricultural equipment, carpentry tools, electronic equipment, and motorized vehicles.


Social Worker from the Directorate of Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, Sri Nursanti said that for victims affected by the flash flood disaster in East Sumba Regency, it is necessary to provide Psychosocial Support Services in two LKS for Persons with Disabilities.


The first location, LKS for Persons with Disabilities Bhakti Luhur in Kambajawa, Waingapu City, East Sumba. "The beneficiaries in institutional care are 12 children, aged 7 to 16 years, 4 boys, 8 girls with various disabilities," said Sri Nursanti.


"2 children with physical disabilities, 3 children with sensory disabilities, 5 children with intellectual disabilities and 2 orphans. Besides, there are also 28 beneficiaries outside of institutional care, ranging in age from 4 to 30 years," he added.


The second location is the Kanatang Waingapu Special School (SLB) with 26 beneficiaries. Intellectual disabilities are 13 children, sensory disabilities are 10 children, and physical disabilities are 3 children.

Nursanti added, in addition to LDP, assistance for Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) for Persons with Disabilities is also distributed in the form of fulfilling basic needs. The Center for Vocational Disability "Inten Soeweno" Cibinong handed over 28 basic food packages for LKS Bhakti Luhur and 22 basic food packages for SLB Kanatang. The basic food packages consist of 10 kg of rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, 1 box of instant noodles, 1 kg of sugar, and 1 shelf of eggs.

Subsequently, Disability Center “Ciungwanara” in Bogor assisted necessities in the form of cash amounting to 300 thousand rupiahs each for 10 children at LKS Bhakti Luhur and 10 children at SLB Kanatang.

After the implementation of the LDP and the distribution of aid was completed, the assessment of the beneficiaries and visiting several families was continued.

Writer :
Humas Dit. Penyandang Disabilitas
Editor :
Intan Qonita N
Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

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