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Indonesia: Emergency Response on Batu, Malang, East Java Floods - 08–09 November 2021 - SITREP #2

OVERVIEW

  1. Heavy rainfalls on Thursday, November 4, 2021, caused 8 villages to be hit by the flash floods in Batu, Malang, East Java. Until now, the rescue and evacuation effort to the affected communities is still being carried out.
  2. Local Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) stated that 8 villages were affected by the flash flood, namely: Sidomulyo, Bulukerto, Sumberbrantas, Bumiaji, Tulungrejo, Punten, Sumbergondo and Giripurno. The BPBD also informed that the flash flood had caused 7 people dead, 6 injured, and 124 affected HHs. Damaged buildings 75, damaged vehicles 57 and dead livestock 128, including 10 cattle farms and 8 damaged farming area.
  3. The Mayor of Batu instructed to stop the logistic assistance to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Post as currently it is sufficient to meet the needs of the affected residents.

CARITAS RESPONSE

  1. Based on the situation and condition, the emergency response status is on the YELLOW scale which demands attention from the Caritas diocese with possible support from Caritas Indonesia.
  2. The ER team of the Malang Diocese continues the assessment process on affected residents who have not received assistance from the government. Focused of this assessment is the damaged houses.
  3. The Batu Parish Team has temporarily closed the Post in receiving assistance to adjust the Instructions from the Mayor of Batu. The rest of the aid that is still in the post will be directly distributed to the affected residents.

URGENT NEEDS

  •             Food (rice, cooking oil, sardines, instant noodles, red/white onions, salt), and toiletries.

COORDINATION

  •              The ER Team of Caritas Indonesia keeps communicating with the Diocesan Caritas of Malang (TSKKM) and                       monitoring the situation since the date of the flood occurred.
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Organization(s): 
Caritas Indonesia
Original Publication Date: 
08 Nov 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Jakarta