World Vision Indonesia sent a team comprise of two staff members to Kabanjahe, North Sumatra on Monday (13 January) to conduct a 30-day response, following the worsening situation of Mt. Sinabung activities.
Fiona Winoto, Basic Education Specialist and Dogels Maradesa, National Disaster Management Team member, will work with local partners to implement the response plan. Our response approach through local partners is due to Kabanjahe being a non-World Vision Indonesia focus area. Hence, we have limited internal capacity to respond to this disaster.
As of today, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has increased to 25,810 people, spreading across 38 evacuation centers with its logistics being catered by local stakeholders. World Vision will focus on establishing Child Friendly Spaces and an initial distribution of 350 packages of children hygiene kit.
“The respond will target 1,000 children spreading across 12 evacuation centers,” says Billy Sumuan, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs Director.
Although World Vision have plans for an initial short-term 30 day response, we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.