BY CENTER DATA, INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Although Mount Sinabung is not showing an increase in volcanic activity and seems just releasing thin gray smoke, but the number of refugees remains in the shelters.
Until Thursday (19/9) at 18:30 am, reaching 15.691 displaced people spreads in 25 shelter points, namely:
Jambur Sempakata ( 2308 ) ,
Jambur Lopati Tuah (1600 ) ,
Klasis GBKP ( 800 ) ,
GBKP City / TRC Building ( 1200) ,
GBKP City / Multipurpose Building ( 239 ) ,
Barastagi Istikar Mosque ( 310 ) ,
Great Mosque ( 182 ) ,
Zentrum ( 339 ) ,
GBKP Simpang VI ( 220 ) ,
Parish ( 340 ) ,
GBKP Sukamakmur ( 200 ) ,
GBKP Jl . Katacane ( 190 ) ,
GBKP Dormitory District Military Command ( 9 ) ,
Jambur Dalihan Tolu ( 1406 ) ,
KNPI / Multipurpose Building ( 200 ) ,
GPdI Ora et Labora ( 105 ) ,
Katepul GBKP Church ( 275 ) ,
Kabanjahe Bethel Church ( 49 ) ,
Post Tongkoh / Jambur Tongkoh ( 307 ) ,
ASAP Office ( 58 ) ,
Rock ( 921 ) ,
Kuta Rayat ( 1900) ,
Jambur Umbrella (1500 ) ,
KWK Berastagi / Female ( 537 ) ,
Klasis Berastagi / Male ( 496 ) .
Military and government officials have moved displaced people to 16 points to facilitate the distribution of food and refugee management. But the increase in IDP camps because they go back to the original points. They feel more comfortable in their previous place. Many refugees are those who come from the safer villages from the threat of Mount Sinabung eruption. Increased public awareness of the threat of disaster then eventually made them to evacuate independently.
Some Evacuation Point (TP) Coordinators expressed their urgent needs, such as TP Jambur Sempakata: broom sticks & baby diapers. TP Adil Makmur: side dishes. TP Jambur Tuah Lohpati: mineral water, diesel oil. TP Mosque: iron skillets, cooking water pots, 44 baby foods. TP Klasis GBKP: clean water. TP KWK Berastagi: 50 mat sheets. Other supply point are still enough.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Head of Data Information and Public Relations
Translated by Henrikus Adi Hernanto