Minister of Social Idrus Marham rushed to the children’s play tent, momentarily arrived at the location of evacuation victims of the earthquake in the village of Kuta, District Megamendung, Bogor regency, West Java, Saturday afternoon (27/1).
He approached the crowd of boys struggling to stretch out his right hand with the Minister. Idrus also serve them one by one. “Children have eaten it all? Today still go to school right ?,” said Social Minister while wiping the head of a boy about 10 years old. The boy in a long-sleeved sports shirt nodded as he reached out and pressed the back of Idrus’s hand on his forehead.
For several minutes Social Minister talks with children. He asked about the condition of their school buildings after the earthquake, as well as about the continuity of learning activities at school.
The Minister of Social Affairs then moved to the location of the handover of aid to the people affected by the earthquake. “Children are one of the vulnerable groups in a disaster, so immediately after the disaster I ask the Ministry of Social Psychosocial Support Services Team to give trauma healing to the children,” said Idrus seriously.
Social Minister said psychosocial support services are important things that should not be ignored in the handling of disasters. This is in accordance with Government Regulation Number 21 Year 2008 on Disaster Management Implementation.
Article 25 explains that the fulfillment of basic rights for disaster victims is the fulfillment of the need for clean water and sanitation, clothing, food, health services, psychosocial services and shelter and shelter. “I also emphasize that in the process of providing psychosocial services children should also be taught about basic knowledge and skills in dealing with disasters,” he said.
Based on data from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) there are 386 districts / cities in the zone of moderate to high earthquake hazard. There are 233 districts / cities in tsunami prone areas, 75 districts / municipalities are threatened with volcano eruption. Then as many as 315 districts / municipalities in areas of moderate high-flood hazard, and 274 districts / municipalities of moderate-high danger of landslides.
Therefore, continued Social Minister, as a disaster-prone nergara, the community must be tough in the face of disaster. “And to encourage disaster-conscious people, must be instilled early on,” he said.
Meanwhile, several children in refugee camps in Kuta Village, Megamendung Sub-district, Bogor Regency, West Java, in his confession to psychosocial team of Ministry of Social Affairs experienced the fear of being inside the house.
When asked about the chronology of the incident, they suddenly bowed silent and eyes filled with tears. Alfiyah (10) for example, female students SDN Sukagalih 3, Megamendung, Bogor is still often remembered the earthquake. He confessed when the incident was in front of the house, playing with his peers. Tetiba’s mother and father ran out of the house and hugged him tightly. “I’m confused to see people shouting and running away from home I saw my father’s motorcycle in the house overturned I’m scared,” said this hooded boy.
Director General of Social Protection and Social Security of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Harry Hikmat said psychosocial therapy for earthquake victims, especially children should be done as early as possible. Because the wounds of the soul that imprint on the children will cause feelings such as more sensitive, easy fear, suspicious, disbelief, and trauma. “This trauma if not treated immediately then it is feared in the long term affect the mental, views, and emotional reactions of victims,” he said.
As is known, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred on Tuesday (23/1) at 13:34 pm. A total of seven districts affected by the earthquake of West Java Province include Bogor, Sukabumi, Cianjur. While in the province of Banten include Lebak, Pandeglang, Serang, Tangerang. Based on data from the Directorate General of Protection and Social Security (Ditjen Linjamsos), the number of deaths as many as 2 people, wounded as many as 16 people, and 878 people evacuated. The largest number of refugees in Lebak regency as many as 460 people, Bogor Regency as many as 378 people, and Sukabumi as many as 40 people.
The earthquake shock also caused 602 houses were severely damaged and 3,284 houses were slightly damaged. After meeting the children and channeling the aid, the Minister of Social Affairs approached the Public Kitchen Ministry of RI which is approximately five steps from the children’s tent. For a few seconds he observed the rice in a large container and a variety of side dishes from the volunteers of Taruna Siaga Bencana (TAGANA) with local posyandu cadres. Seeing sauté jengkol anchovy and tofu tempeh, Idrus then received a plate and a plastic spoon is presented by a mother in uniform TAGANA shirts. “Waah this is delicious, it’s good not to lose with the taste of five-star food.Come the kids, the mother and friends of our media lunch here,” said Social Minister to the media crew.
While enjoying his lunch, Idrus told the media about the Public Kitchen Field Kemensos. He expressed the logistics needs of disaster victims can not be considered trivial. Not infrequently even a bad impact, if the existing logistics are not managed properly. Therefore the role of TAGANA’s Field General Kitchen is very important. Even an hour after the disaster must begin to be prepared to serve the needs of refugee food.