Muhammadiyah.or.id, Yogyakarta – Data of the National Disaster Management Agency (BPNB) revealed per 26 December 2022, 3,400 disasters struck Indonesia with the death toll of 800 people and thousands of evacuees.
Chair of the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) Budi Setiawan mentioned the disasters consisted of natural and non-natural disasters such as the Kanjuruhan tragedy killing approximately 130 people.
Thus, it’s necessary for all stakeholders to examine disasters rendering casualties and community loss to anticipate and reduce the disaster impacts.
“We have to see the 2022 disasters taking people’s welfare away, killing people, losing wealth, and ceasing economic growth,” said Budi at the Webinar on Strengthening DDR Collaboration on 26/12
All elements should take a lesson from the 2022 and previous disasters. They have to deliberate and prepare for disaster mitigation and responses for possible future disasters.
“In 2023 and upcoming years, we have to design benchmarks of better disaster mitigation management,”he said.
Citing Al Hasyr verse 18, Budi mentioned that the benchmark in preparing for disaster management is with piety interpreted with prosperity. As a real measurement, welfare is the goal of life.
Disasters as sunnatullah may occur, but what humans must do as a form of devotion and endeavor is to reduce the risk of disasters.
“Indeed no casualties are our common interests,” said Budi Setiawan.