The Indonesian government has made a concrete step by holding an emergency response to natural disaster which happened 2 weeks ago. Government institutions and private companies including Dompet Duafa and Zakat Forum or FOZ moved directly to Palu, Donggala and other areas affected by the disaster to provide temporary house and medical assistance. It was reported that until Thursday (11/10) there have been more than 2000 people died. Director of ZIS Mobilization, Bambang Suherman said that at this moment the zakat Forum or FOZ still is carrying emergency response in several areas that has been affected by liquefaction such as Bararoa, Donggala and its surroundings. Bambang also said that FOZ will build a temporary house in Central Sulawesi just like Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
“Today FOZ still concerns in emergency and like in Lombok, FOZ will provide assistance until economic recovery process. So, today the information from FOZ delivered to the media is on several activities that FOZ has done. So there’s food, cluster water, sanitation, health and trauma healing they have all already undergone. So after that we will enter recovery model for reconstruction and continue the trauma healing with psychological first aid or PFA then after the process is running like in Lombok, we will slowly recover the economy. FOZ builds temporary house on behalf of all FOZ members. In Lombok all entities and members of FOZ build almost 4000 temporary houses and if Dompet Duafa is included it will bigger,” said Bambang Suherman.
Besides temporary house initiated by FOZ, Dompet Duafa also has designed earthquake friendly homes. This design is prepared for the transition phase from response to recovery while waiting for the government instruction. Dompet Duafa and members including CSR, State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN ) and government through National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) and Minister of Public Works and People’s Housing (PUPR) plan to build 15 thousand earthquake friendly houses. (VOI/NK /AHM)