Sentani Survivors Increase, Human Initiative Intensifies the Search and Evacuation of the Victims

HI-NEWS, PAPUA – After flash flood happened in Sentani district, Jayapura regency, Papua province, Human Initiative keeps distributing humanitarian aid to the survivors. Head of Data Center, Information and Public Relations at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press release on Wednesday (20/3) that 104 people died and 79 others are missing.

“All victims have not been identified yet. There are 40 dead victims who have not been identified, so that Jayapura regent decided to hold a mass burial on March 21,” head of BNPB Data Center, Information and Public Relations, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said in a press release on Wednesday (20/3).

In addition, the number of survivors now increases by 9.691 people, 85 of them are severely injured and 75 others are slightly injured. Sutopo added 2.317 personnel from 28 institutions and organizations have been deployed for the evacuation, search and rescue of the survivors and the service to meet the needs of the survivors.

Human Initiative becomes one of the humanitarian organizations that is involved in the flash flood aid action in Sentani since the first day of disaster emergency response.

“Human Initiative continues to coordinate with BPBD, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and NGOs involved in the action. Then it coordinates with local volunteers. Human Initiative also conducts assessment and keeps evacuating the victims together with local volunteers,” Subur Rojinawi as the coordinator of Human Initiative rescue team stated.

Human Initiative invites all people to help the flash flood victims in Sentani and its surrounding areas by sending donation through the website At the moment, the urgent needs are medical service, fast food, blanket, sleeping pad, baby needs and clean water.

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