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NU Cares Semeru provides psychosocial support for eruption victims

NU Cares Semeru provides psychosocial support for eruption victims
NU Cares Semeru provides psychosocial support for eruption victims.(Photo: NU Online)
NU Cares Semeru provides psychosocial support for eruption victims.(Photo: NU Online)

Jakarta, NU Online

The eruption of Mount Semeru not only had an impact on infrastructure damage, but also the mental health of the affected victims. This has the potential to cause psychological disorders, especially children.


Therefore, the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Cares Semeru team provided psychosocial support to victims affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru.


"Today, Friday 10 December 2021, we will assign the NU Cares Semeru team to focus on evacuating and psychosocial assistance or trauma healing," Head of the NU Disaster Management and Climate Change Agency (LPBI) of Lumajang Regency, Ahmad Majid Ridwan told NU Online here on Friday (10/12/2021).


He said the evacuation process for victims of the eruption of Mount Semeru would also be continuing. The NU Cares Semeru team coordinated with all parties to carry out the search process according to directions from the government main posts, TNI, and Polri.


"The NU Cares Semeru team along with joint volunteers according to the instructions of the government main posts, TNI, Polri, and other ranks to focus on rescue and evacuation," explained Ridwan.


While the evacuation was taking place, the NU Cares team was also active in distributing logistical needs to fulfill the daily needs of the victims affected by the eruption.


"We are also in charge of packaging logistics packages, and distributing them," said Ridwan.


Based on the official website of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), it was reported temporary data related to victims affected by the eruption. After the eruption of Mount Semeru, the joint team continued to carry out further search for victims. The death toll increased to 43 people. Residents suffered serious injuries as many as 32 people, and residents with moderate injuries as many as 82 people.


The refugee camps have reportedly increased to 121 locations which are divided into several points, including, 10 locations in Pronojiwo sub-district, 10 locations in Candipuro sub-district, 4 locations in Pasirian sub-district, 11 locations in Lumajang sub-district, 13 locations in Tempeh sub-district, 9 locations in Sukondo sub-district, 4 locations in Senduro sub-district, 7 locations in Sumbersuko sub-district, 3 locations in Padang sub-district, 3 locations in Tekung sub-district, 7 locations in Yosowilangun sub-district, 7 locations in Kunir sub-district, 3 locations in Jatiroto sub-district.


There are 4 locations in Rowokangkung sub-district, 1 location in Ranuyoso sub-district, 5 locations in Klakah sub-district, 3 locations in Gucialit sub-district, 2 locations in Tempursari sub-district, and 7 locations in Kedungjajang sub-district.


Contributor: Nuriel Shiami Indiraphasa

Editor: Sudarto Murtaufiq

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