Emergency Relief Update

Lombok; August 8, 2018.

Posko Perempuan and team have successfully distributed help to 4 villages: Bayan (546) Sukadana & Sambik Elen (468), Tenige and Sokong (678). There are a total of 1.692 villagers. The last 2 villages only had help much later due to horrible and unreachable access. People yet to receive help are still sleeping in open fields. The help from donors include food (rice, eggs, milk, biscuits), cooking oil, clean water, pampers, home remedies (eucalyptus oil), and personal care (soap, toothbrush and toothpaste).

There were aftershocks happened while the team were giving out donations. People were panicking – some were crying and shouting, while some were immediately jumping into an open pick-up truck trying to run away as quickly as they can. As more and more people flee to higher grounds, North Lombok has become vacant.

Help distribution for Tenige and Sokong were located at the main road to Sokong as huge landslides were blocking access to the 2 villages. The help donations for Sokong were given to the village head and Suharni, a member of Posko Perempuan who is stationed there. They help to distribute donations to the people in the area.

Similarly, the team at Bayan and Sukadana had to take the donations at the main road because the road to the 2 villages was severely damaged and could only be accessible to motorbikes for the time being. The Posko Perempuan team leader at Sukadana, Sarakiyah, together with her team will distribute help not only to Sukadana and Bayan, but also to Sambik Elen. This village has not received help as of yet. The team focus is to distribute help to isolated villages.

Posko Perempuan and KAPAL Perempuan will continue to distribute help for the next 2 weeks. Thank you for your contribution and participation.

In Solidarity,
KAPAL Perempuan #prayforlombok
(http://www.kapalperempuan.org).

(Account number; Lembaga Pengembangan Sumber Daya Mitra (LPSDM). 161.00.0379500.7. Bank Mandiri, branch; Selong, Lombok. West Nusa Tenggara. Swift code: BMRIIDJA)