MOUNT SEMERU ERPUTION

Eruption of Mount Semeru, East Java

Highlights

  • The head of Kabupaten/District Lumajang, or Bupati Lumajang has determined the emergency response status for the impact of the Semeru Eruption for 30 days, starting from December 4, 2021 to January 3, 2022.
  • Based on the data per December 13, 2021, there were 34 people died, 16 people were missing, 82 people were slightly injured, 26 people were seriously injured, 3,697 people were displaced and 5,205 people were affected by pyroclastic flow and billowing clouds of debris.
  • Affected Areas
  • Kabupaten Lumajang: in Kecamatan/Sub-District Pronojiwo i.e. Oro-Oro Ombo, Sumberurip and Supiturang Village, and in Kecamatan Candipuro i.e. Sumberwuluh and Sumbermujur Village.
  • Kabupaten Malang: Kecamatan Jabung  i.e. Slamparejo Village
  • Survivors were concentrated in communal and independent evacuation sites (camps) in Kabupaten Lumajang. Based on the record, there were 985 people in Pronojiwo and 1,733 people in Candipuro.
  • The affected communities were still on alert for the threat of post eruption disaster. High rainfall causes the risk of lava flooding in some areas, this is also due to the silting of the river which is the path of lava flood from the heavy rain.

 

Current Situation

During the day, the affected communities, who were evacuated, returned to their homes to clean the houses that could still be lived in and take care of the items that could still be used. One of the reasons the survivors returned to their homes was to take precautionary measures so that no other person would claim to own their house and receive assistance behind their back.

 

During the night, the affected affected communities returned to the evacuation sites and rested there. Economic activity in Pronojiwo District has started, shops, small stalls and food stalls have reopened as well as government office activities. The local government began to collect data on affected communities whose houses were slightly damaged, partially damaged, or completely damaged. The local government together with BPBD (local disaster management agency) in Lumajang, Jombang, and Malang were planning and starting to work on the construction of temporary housing in Pronojiwo District for affected communities whose houses were no longer habitable.

 

Urgent Needs

Based on the initial assessment of the YEU team and Greja Kristen Jawi Wetan (GKJW) partners in Kecamatan Pronojiwo, several urgent needs were identified as the followings:

  • Food and Nutrition: ready to eat food for the people with high risk such as older people, children and persons with disabilities.
  • Non Food Items: sleeping equipment (blanket, mattress, sarong) and underwears for all ages.
  • Potable Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation (WSES): personal hygiene kits (including sanitary napkins and baby diapers), water trucks and post-flood environmental cleaning equipment.
  • Health: health and medical services, medicines, personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and psyschosocial support.

 

YEU Humanitarian Response

The YEU emergency response team departed on December 5, 2021 and immediately coordinated with GKJW to conduct joint humanitarian services, to support:

  1. Distribution of Non Food Items

(Middle School) SMPN 02 Oro-oro Ombo evacuation site for 159 people

  • 5 units of tarpaulin: 5 unit
  • 10 units of mat for older people, baby-children, and persons with disability
  • 60 pcs of underwears for men and women
  • 10 pcs blanket for older people, baby-children, and persons with disability
  • 10 boxes of mask
  • 2 trash bins intended for sanitary napkin and baby diapers
  • 2 packs trash bag
  • 4 pcs of hand wash soap
  • 2 pcs of mop sticks
  • 4 pcs of toilet brush
  • Educational posters on ethics, hand washing steps and volcanoe.

 

(Elementary School) SDN 04 Supiturang Evacuation Site for 424 people

  • 10 packages of hygiene kits (bucket, blanket, detergent, shampoo, soap, toothbrush)
  • 5 units of tarpaulin
  • 60 pcs of underwear
  • 10 boxes of mask
  • 2 trash bins intended for sanitary napkin and baby diapers
  • 2 packs trash bag
  • 4 pcs of hand wash soap
  • 2 pcs of mop sticks
  • 3 pcs of toilet brush
  • Educational posters on ethics, hand washing steps and volcanoe.

 

      Oro-oro Ombo Village Hall Evacuation Site

  • 2 trash bins intended for sanitary napkin and baby diapers
  • 2 packs trash bag
  • 2 pcs of hand wash soap
  • 2 pcs of mop sticks
  • 3 pcs of toilet brush
  • Educational posters on ethics, hand washing steps and volcanoe.

 

Independent Survivors (older people and persons with disability) dispersed in local community's homes in Oro-Oro Ombo Village

  • Hygiene kits: 4 packages
  • Sleeping equipmeny: 1 package
  • Mask: 19 boxes
  • lighting (flashlight): 9 pcs
  • Sarong: 9 pcs
  • Batik cloth (Jarik): 5 pcs
  • Tarpaulin: 4 pcs

 

  1. Evacuation Site Coordination and Management
  • Disagregated data management in SMPN 02 Pronojiwo (middle school)

 

  1. Joint Need Assessment (JNA) in coordination with Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) and Human Initiative
  • Evacuation site in SMPN 02 Pronojiwo
  • Oro-oro Ombo village, Kecamatan Pronojiwo

 

Action Plan

The focus of YEU and GKJW services during emergency response in Pronojiwo sub-district are as follows:

  1. Distribution of hygiene packages (bucket, blanket, detergent, soap, shampoo, toothbrush)
  2. Distribution of packages for evacuation site (tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses/mats)
  3. Distribution thermos for hot water
  4. Public kitchen support for food management for high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, the older people, and persons with disabilities.
  5. Evacuation site coordination and management:
  • Provision of cots for older people, persons with disability and pregnant women
  • Partition
  • Multipurpose room
  • Kitchen and laundry room
  • Hand washing station with soap and cleaning tools in 3 locations
  1. Capacity building on inclusive emergency response for local churches and other stakeholders.

 

Coordination and Networks

  1. Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI)
  2. Klaster Koordinasi terkait (melalui whatsapp group dan telegram)
  3. Greja Kristen Jawi Wetan ( GKJW)
  4. ACT Alliance Forum Indonesia

 

 

Rekening Donasi:

Mandiri a.n. YAKKUM Emergency Unit

No. rekening 1370005099425

Swift Code: BMRIIDJA

 

BCA an YAKKUM Emergency Unit

No. rekening 8610611100

Swift Code: CENAIDJA

 

Contact Person:

Arnice Ajawaila ( Coordinator of Emergency Response – 081329714339)

  

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