MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – The Muhammadiyah Task Force, in collaboration with the Indonesian government, successfully responded to Indonesian evacuees from Sudan.
The first group of 385 Indonesian nationals and the second group of 365 Indonesians arrived in Indonesia on Friday (28/4) and Sunday (30/4), respectively. Some of them were Muhammadiyah members. They then stayed at the Pondok Gede Hajj dormitory.
According to the Press Release Number 002/TFS/SATGAS/IV/2023 on March 30, the Muhammadiyah Task Force was supported by other Muhammadiyah elements such as the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC), institutions, members, councils, and offices.
Rumah Sakit Islam Pondok Kopi (a hospital) deployed eleven health workers, one midwife, and one nutritionist to provide health services. Meanwhile, Lazismu (the Muhammadiyah zakat management body) sent five people to give psychosocial counseling because some evacuees had trauma due to the clashes in Sudan.
The Muhammadiyah Task Force arranged a schedule to send 53 Muhammadiyah members home in the first stage on Saturday (29/4). Twenty-three people got home by themselves, while the regional governments helped the others return to their homes in Aceh (four people), Bengkulu (two people), Jambi (two people), Central Java (three people), East Java (seven people), Riau (one person), and West Sumatra (two people).
Besides, nine people returned home on April 30 at 2:40 P.M. local time. Their origin was West Java (two people self-funded and one person assisted by the local government), Riau (one person self-funded), Jambi (one person self-funded), and Central Java (four people self-funded).
The Muhammadiyah Task Force remains to work and thanks to the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, and the Officials of the Hajj dormitory for supporting the task force, providing shelters for them and evacuees, and giving logistical supplies.
For information, the Muhammadiyah Task Force comprises representatives of the MDMC, Lazismu, the International Relations and Cooperation Office (LHKI), and the Muhammadiyah Council for Education, Research, and Development.