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PKPU Human Initiative Attends Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities in Birmingham, UK

BIRMINGHAM – Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLIFLC) is an international cooperation on the role and contribution of humanitarian institutions in the health of local people. As quoted by jliflc.com, JLIFLC also tries to create welfare and eradicate poverty in society. This year JLIFLC was held on October 25 – 26, 2018 in the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia, Birmingham, UK.

On this occasion, Tomy Hendrajati as PKPU Human Initiative Program Director and the chairman of Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) Board said that Indonesian people have a strong religious background. In addition, religious figures in Indonesia have a strategic role in society. The two things become important if they are managed well in humanitarian activities.

“Indonesian people have a strong religious root, while the religious figures have a strategic role too in society. This strategic role has an opportunity if it is managed well in humanitarian activities both pre-disaster and post-disaster activities,” Tomy Hendrajati said on Saturday (3/11) in Jakarta via Whatsapp.

 

The agenda themed “Humanitarian Overview Global -National Context” addressed the most effective format searching in building cooperation. It aims to build synergy between religion-based humanitarian institutions and religious figures. In addition, this synergy involves various institutions which have the most strategic contribution in the field. Tomy stated the agenda will encourage the role of religious figures and religion-based institutions to be more active in terms of aid and education on disaster. He added that the next step is the process of capacity building and development program.

“The next action is capacity building to strengthen technical capacity and content for network, make development research and programs,” he revealed.

 

This event was also attended by about 50 participants and 40 international humanitarian institutions. The countries registered in UNICEF also came. Every country can contribute in the aid distribution and recovery acceleration for disaster survivors. Besides, every country can contribute in conflict prevention such as malnutrition among children. If it can be realized, it will be the best example of humanitarian institutions in the global level.

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Ramon Papana : Mari Kita Bantu Saudara Kita di Palu – Donggala Bersama PKPU Human Initiative

JAKARTA – Roadshow Stand Up For Palu – Donggala kembali diselenggarakan di Jakarta. Kali ini, PKPU Human Initiative (HI) bersama Indonesian Comedy Club (IDCC) berinisiatif untuk mengajak masyarakat agar membantu saudara-saudari kita di Palu dan sekitarnya. Acara ini dilaksanakan pada Sabtu, 27 Oktober 2018 di Eat and Eat, Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta Selatan.

Humanity Spirit atau Semangat Kemanusiaan masih menjadi tema besar dalam roadshow STAND UP FOR PALU – DONGGALA. PKPU HI bersama IDCC mengajak seluruh pengunjung Eat and Eat agar ikut berdonasi untuk para korban bencana alam di Palu – Donggala. Melalui kotak yang sudah disediakan oleh beberapa orang dari PKPU HI. Nantinya, mereka akan berkeliling di Eat and Eat, sehingga memudahkan pengunjung untuk memberikan donasinya. Salah satu pelopor Stand Up Comedy di Indonesia, Ramon Papana juga mengajak masyarakat untuk turut membantu korban Palu – Donggala.

“Mari kita bantu saudara-saudra kita di Palu dan Donggala yang terkena musibah bersama dengan PKPU Human Initiative,” ujar Ramon Papana pada Sabtu (27/10) di Eat and Eat, Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta.

 

Ada 10 comic yang turut memeriahkan roadshow di Kota Kasablanka. Comic tersebut diantaranya Ramon Papana, Asep Suaji, Hendra Panggabean, Evan Prabowo, Yosua Petriyonta, Mix Syakur, Garieldo, Juwita JA, Mey Shan Shan, Feni Bros dan Bang Dunia. Dipandu oleh Irwan Chan sebagai MC, Stand Up For Palu – Donggala menjadi semakin menarik. PKPU Human Initiative diwakilkan oleh Sahardi mengucapkan terima kasih atas bantuan donasi dari berbagai pihak. Terutama kepada Eat and Eat dan IDCC yang sudah memberikan fasilitas kepada PKPU HI agar terlaksananya Stand Up For Palu dan Donggala.

“Terima kasih Eat and Eat dan Indonesia Comedy Club yang sudah memfasilitasi kebaikan kita semua,” tutur Sahardi.

 

 

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Indonesian Mosque Council Invites PKPU Human Initiative to Build Mosques after Disaster

JAKARTA – People can still feel the impact of disasters happening in some areas in Indonesia. Moreover, for people in Central Sulawesi who were just hit by earthquake and tsunami. Then, the handling of Lombok earthquake is still in recovery. It still needs aid particularly construction rehabilitation of houses, schools and religious facilities.

Therefore, the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) which is a national organization which realizes the function of mosque as the religious center takes part in the rehabilitation process after disaster. DMI invites PKPU Human Intiative  to launch mosque rehabilitation and construction program in Lombok, Palu and Donggala.

The cooperation agreement was signed by DMI Secretary General, H. Imam Addaruqutni and Agung Notowiguno as PKPU Human Initiative President on Tuesday (23/10) at DMI head office at Istiqlal Mosque Complex, Jl. Taman Wijayakusuma, Jakarta.

“According to the data of BNPB, around 115 mosques are damaged in Lombok, while damaged worship places in Donggala and Palu reach 327 units. Many Muslims there pray in inappropriate places. Collaboration and support from DMI will make them pray in a mosque again,” Agung said in his speech.

DMI recommended PKPU Human Initiative as a partner for fund raising to realize the program. It will be done by PKPU Human Initiative both through mosque retails under DMI and donation application. The rehabilitation will be done if the fund has been raised.

Until now, PKPU Human Initiative keeps running disaster response program in Central Sulawesi and recovery in Lombok. Various disaster programs are done from the emergency to recovery steps by presenting sustainable programs.

PKPU Human Initiative is a national welfare institution which is engaged in the social and humanitarian field in and out of the country. Every activity of PKPU HI is officially recognized by the Indonesian Social Ministry and registered in the European Union and the United Nations as an NGO with “Special Consultative Status with the Economic Social Council”. (Humas)

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Active Role of PKPU Human Initiative in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Month in Medan

MEDAN – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) commemorated the Month of National Disaster Risk Reduction (PRB). It took place in the city of Medan, North Sumatera on October 19-26, 2018. Quoted by bnpb.go.id, PRB event this year carries a big theme called Sustainable Resilience for Sustainable Development: Coherency for Resilience through People Public Private Partnership.

The goal of PRB this year is developing partnership between the government along with business and humanitarian institutions. This partnership development also involves regional governments to build sustainability based on PRB. Therefore, PKPU Human Initiative also takes part in the goal.

One of efforts to realize the active role of PKPU Human Initiative is participating in the National PRB exhibition. PKPU HI set up a stand which invited people to know more about disaster response. The stand number 85 was opened on October 21-24, 2018 at North Sumatera Provincial government Multifunction Building.

“PKPU HI plays an active role as the participant of National PRB exhibition. Our stand number 85 has been opened from October 21-24, 2018,” Mardi Sahendra as the head of PKPU North Sumatera said on Wednesday (24/10) via Whatsapp.

The disaster exhibition also got a good response from the participants coming to PKPU HI stand. PKPU Human Initiative tries to give complete information on disaster to public. This information is related to rescue tools. Besides, PKPU HI also invited the participants to join a game and see documentation of emergency rescue actions through photos and video.

“PKPU HI introduced rescue tools, games, documentation of emergency rescue actions through photos and video and education on PRB,” Mardi stated.

Mardi explained that the participants joining the game at PKPU HI stand were so enthusiastic. Various series of events were held this week. On October 19 – 21, 2018 National Jamboree of Disaster Handling was held. It was opened by West Sumatera traditional dance to welcome guests. Then, Ir. Harmensyah, Dipl, S.E., M.M. as the Deputy of BNPB Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Division delivered a speech on Sunday (21/10) in Medan. The opening on that day ended with prayer and the guests went around the exhibition.

After a series of National PRB exhibition events, Mardi hoped people will be more aware of knowledge on disaster. Besides, Mardi invited people to be more alert about the condition around them.

The peak of National PRB month was held on Wednesday (24/10/2018) at Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel and Convention, Medan. Around 3000 participants consisting of the Indonesian government, the regional government, BNPB, national and international NGOs and academicians enlivened the event.

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PKPU Human Initiative Builds 3 Aid Response Posts in Central Sulawesi

JAKARTA – The Indonesian Social Ministry released the latest data about the recent condition after natural disaster in Palu and its surrounding areas. In its release, there are posts which are part of Subcluster Aid Response Shelter in Central Sulawesi. These posts will help local people by providing their needs during emergency period.

There are 25 aid posts spreading in Central Sulawesi which are initiated by some humanitarian organization that are involved in this aid response. PKPU Human Initiative which is involved actively in the disaster emergency handling has established three posts in Labuan regency, Banama regency and Sigi Biromaru regency, Central Sulawesi regency. The posts have various needs for the disaster victims.

The posts provide these following things:
1. SIGI BIROMARU regency post provides 100 non-food aid
2. Labuan regency post provides 100 tarps
3. Banama regency post provides about 580 tarps.
Since the earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Sigi and Donggala on Friday, September 28, 2018, people in Palu and its surrounding areas still feel deep pain. They need not only shelter kit, but also other aids.

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PKPU Human Initiative North Sumatera Deploys Rescue Team to Handle Madina Flash Flood

MADINA – After flash flood in Mandailing Natal last Friday (15/10), PKPU Human Initiative North Sumatera Rescue Team moved immediately to give aid.

“We evacuate dead bodies. Mostly, they are children drifted on the river,” PKPU HI Rescue Team Coordinator, Mardi Sahendra said.

The disaster happening in Muara Saladi village, Ulu Pungkut district has claimed 17 people including 12 students of elementary school and 5 adults. Meanwhile, 7 others were injured.

“Besides claiming lives, this disaster has devastated houses too. A total of 10 houses were swept away and 14 others were buried in mud and wood material,” Mardi said in his report.

Until today (Tuesday, 16/10) PKPU HI North Sumatera Rescue team along with local people still continued activities to clean debris and tree branches scattering on the road.

People whose houses were swept away and severely damaged are forced to evacuate to posts. More than about 70 families need help now.

“They need food, nine main commodities (sembako), medicine, hygiene kit and blanket to live in the evacuation posts,” Mardi revealed.

Based on the decree of Mandaling Natal Regent No. 360/0888/K/2018, the emergency period lasts for 7 days until October 18, 2018. PKPU Human Initiative keeps moving to give Care Solution to the victims. (Humas)

For information in the field from PKPU HI Rescue Team, please contact Ricki 082366647908. PKPU HI North Sumatera invites all Indonesian people to show care together.
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Construction of Temporary Shelter for Donggala People Starts

DONGGALA – One of necessary things in humanitarian aid is local wisdom. Local wisdom meets spirit to recover will speeds up recovery process.

Experience in various disaster locations strengthens this thing. When Houses of Smile in Lombok were built by using leave wicker roof, this wisdom meets appropriate technology designed by the team. In a short time, more than Houses of Smile have been built in Lombok.

After a discussion with local people, Houses of Smile will be built by combining with local wisdom in Donggala, racing with the heavy rain which hit evacuation tarps in Donggala and Palu.

On Sunday (14/10/18), people have been introduced to the construction sample of temporary shelters by PKPU HI rescue team. In the evening, the people got excited to do the construction despite the limited lighting.

The construction process involved the people, especially in Loli Tasiburi village, Donggala regency. This shelter building technique uses local wisdom such as by using tire rubber to replace wire or rope because most of them are fishermen who are used to those materials. The leftovers of woods from the old buildings are also used for material.

Donggala people are ready to recover. The main priority is not gathering building materials, but gathering people to build spirit together.

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BRILINK Agent All over Indonesia Presents Humanitarian Aid to Central Sulawesi

JAKARTA – Brilink Selindo agent in all branches in Indonesia raised donation for earthquake and tsunami victims in Palu, Donggala, Sigi, Central Sulawesi through PKPU human Initiative. The aid worth Rp. 71.922.255 was presented directly by the head of Brilink Agent Indonesia (ABS) Agam Tri S. assisted by the head of Jakarta Region 1 Achmad Djawir at PKPU HI Central Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (9/10).

The donation was received directly by PKPU Human Initiative Partnership Director, Andjar Radite assisted by Partnership Senior Manager, Aan Suherlan.

“We appreciate the sympathy of Brilink that want to go along with us to show care to them (Central Sulawesi disaster victims),” Andjar said.

Meanwhile, head of Brilink Selindo Agent, Agam explained that the donation is from the agents and people who use Brilink service.

“We hope this donation can ease the pain of disaster victims in Palu, Donggala and Sigi,” he hoped.

The donation handing over becomes the start of cooperation between ABS and PKPU human Initiative to move together to give care solution.

“We hope this cooperation will be maintained and we can always build synergy together in other humanitarian programs,” Andjar concluded.

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Continue Recovery of Lombok, Here Are Action Plans of PKPU Human Initiative in October 2018

LOMBOK – The earthquake which hit Lombok and its surrounding areas last July 2018 has affected the life of people there. Until now, they still need help.

While PKPU Human Initiative rescue team has moved to Donggala-Palu to do emergency handling after earthquake and tsunami, PKPU Human Initiative Recovery team keeps committed to continuing the recovery program of Lombok earthquake.

PKPU Human Initiative Recovery Team Coordinator, Ferry Suranto said the victims really need help until recovered.

“Lombok still needs us. Recovery programs both infrastructure and other logistic procurement still need to run,” Ferry stated.

According to Ferry, PKPU Human Initiative has planned various recovery programs to handle Lombok earthquake, particulary in October 2018.

“This month we will distribute 396 packages of logistics, cooking set and hygiene kits,” Ferry revealed.

In addition, clean water which is the basic needs of the victims continues to be distributed. “Water tank and timeline distribution are being planned,” Ferry added.

PKPU Human Initiative will also build 3 units of Comfortable Verandah, 5 units of MCK (public toilet) and 3 drilled wells for 3 villages and 1 unit (again) of Emergency School.

Previously, PKPU Human Initiative has launched 1 unit of Emergency School to support the quake-affected students to study again.

For your information, to speed up the rehabilitation and reconstruction of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) after earthquake, the president has issued the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No 5 Year 2018.

The mandate of the instruction is the construction of basic facilities to make educational, medical, religious and economic activities operate again at least by the end of December 2018 and other activities to operate at least by 2019.

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Removing the Pain of Children Survivors, PKPU Human Initiative Gives Psychosocial Support

DONGGALA – An earthquake along with tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi in the end of September 2018 has left deep pain to the victims. The 7.4-magnitude earthquake not only devastated buildings, but also hurt their psychology.

“This disaster affects not only infrastructure damage, but also the psychology of the survivors,” Agus Putut, PKPU Human Initiative Volunteer Coordinator said.

Children are survivors who are prone to have trauma. The unstable emotional condition hurts their psychology easily. Depressed, anxious, agressive, confused, hopeless, sad and deep lost feeling are the symptoms.

It becomes the concern of PKPU Human Initiative volunteers who work in evacuation tents precisely in Loli Tasiburi Survivor Post, Banawa district, Donggala regency. While giving logistic aid, they gave psychosocial support to the children victims on Tuesday (9/10).

“Besides food, they also need us to make them strong, get back their smiles which are buried in pain. We should not ignore their mental psychological needs,” Agus stated after giving psychosocial support.

Around 80 children survivors played enthusiastically with PKPU Human Initiative volunteers. The volunteers told stories and sang songs to make them strong nd patients. Happiness from the volunteers at least could remove the pain of the children victims after the disaster.

According to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Tuesday (9/10), 82.775 people evacuated. They lost not only their houses, but also their families. Until now they still need aid from volunteers and philantrophists.

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PKPU Human Initiative Launched Shelter in Transition to Recovery Phase in Lombok

LOMBOK – Now a days, most of us pay attention with earthquake in Sulawesi, yet recovery phase in Lombok still continuing. While transition, PKPU Human Initiative targeted 1000 shelter, in north Lombok and Sembalun district, East Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat.

“Todays, we had finished about 406 shelter from 1000 shelter targeted, on August-September. and We cooperate with Mercy Malaysia has launched 395 shelter in Sembalun village, which is there were 395 families will stay,” said Ferry Suranto, coordinator Recovery team.

As known, earthquake hit Lombok on last july 2018, affected more than 70.000 houses damage, more than 431.000 displaced.

“We still continuing assisstance, there will be distribute 396 logistics, cooking sets, hygiene kits and water. We also build 3 unit temporary shelter (especially for vulnarable people), 5 unit laterine, 3 units water well and 1 unit temporary school,” add Ferry.

PKPU Human Initiative had launched 1 unit temporary school to support learning activities for student affected as well.

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Survivors Still Need Humanitarian Assistance after Quake in Sulawesi

PALU – Located in Talise Camp, on wednesday (4/10), PKPU Human Initiative distributed Logistics and hygiene kits. There were staple food and hygiene kits for 150 beneficiaries in Talise camp.

“In emergency response situasion, food item was very urgent. Especially, for the IDP’s who lost everything after disaster, said team rescue of PKPU, Indra Budi

In previous day, PKPU had distributed Food item with total 142 package in RT 5 and RT 6, Kabongan Kecil village, District Donggala.

The situation in the field was not condusive, due to chaotic in the aftermath of an emergency, so, we cooperate with local government and police to escort us to distribute our relief.

“we distribute our relief to the affected area by truck, and we cooperate with police to escort our relief so it’s safe from looting,” said Indra

Earthquake triggered a tsunami struck Donggala had caused economic collapse. Over 1.571 reported died, 2.549 had been unjured dan 70.821 internally displaced, destroy thousands of home and causing devastation in almost all central sulawesi.

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