Post-Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program in Atambua



Caritas Diocese of Atambua by the accompaniment of Caritas Indonesia and its networks, distributed humanitarian aid in the form of food packages for affected communities in Loosina, Wedare, Natraen and Fahiluka in the Lawalu Village in Malaka, East Nusa Tenggara.


The broken bridge in Malaka, East Nusa Tenggara hit by the flash flood following the Seroja cyclone battered the area. (Photo: Caritas Indonesia)


The activity, which is part of the rehabilitation and reconstruction program, was held on June 20, 2021, and given to 321 families. Each food package consists of 15 kg of rice, biscuits, milk, instant spices, sugar, and cooking oil, where the non-food Items package consist of blankets, new clothes, and towels.

The same activity had been held previously by the Caritas Indonesia network on June 9, 2021, in Lawalu Village, Malaka Regency. A total of 154 food packages were distributed to people affected by the flash flood disaster. It was a sign of the beginning of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program in the Diocese of Atambua, which was planned to be held from June 2021 to June 2022.


Humanitarian aid distribution in Lawalu Village, Malaka, East Nusa Tenggara. (Photo: Caritas Indonesia)


The whole activities in the program are planned to target as many as 5,548 affected families. In addition to the basic assistance, the Caritas Indonesia network will also carry out various interventions in the sectors of livelihood restoration, WASH, environmental conservation, and improvement of the watershed management (DAS). To ensure that the aid, answering the needs of the affected communities, the team also conducts On-site Distribution Monitoring (ODM).


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