October 2019 – December 2019
The crowdfunding campaign aims to help and provide assistance in the form of shelters, medical aid, and food etc to the locals and other displaced refugees affected y the humanitarian crisis in Wamena, Indonesia.
Wamena is the capital town of the Jayawijaya Regency of Indonesia. It is the largest town in Indonesian Papua’s highlands.
Wamena saw violent unrest on September 23 as a mob, set hundreds of buildings, including shophouses and government offices, and cars on fire and attacked other residents with weapons.
The turmoil, which the government estimated to have caused material losses amounting to RP 479.5 billion (US$33.8 million), claimed the lives of at least 33 people, and injured at least 76 others, according to authorities.
The Papua Police Regional Public Relations, Kombes AM Kamal in Jayapura said 224 vehicles were scorched, 150 motorcycles, 465 shops and 165 houses burnt. Along-with this 5 offices were burned and 15 others buildings were severely damaged.
As of Sunday, about 1,726 residents were still staying at a number of evacuation sites, while another 15,544 had left Wamena for other cities across the country after the riots, the Social Ministry said.
On 27 October, Wamena Airport was full of refugees who chose to go to another city to take shelter. This is also a concern of the Regent of Pesisir Selatan, West Sumatra, Hendrajoni, he would take home all Minang migrants in the Wamena area in Jayawijaya Regency, Papua Province. There are at least 327 families from West Sumatra residing in Jayawijaya, the majority are residents of South Pesisir Regency. When this conflict occurred last Monday, 9 residents from Pesisir Selatan were reported deceased, then 8 of them had been returned to their hometown for burial.
Looking at the immense work of repair and rehabilitation, Ahyudin, President of the Global Islamic Philanthropy, expressed his sympathy and took a stand regarding this conflict and humanitarian tragedy. “Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), as a humanitarian foundation, expressed deep concern over the current situation in Wamena, Papua, especially in the direction of humanitarian tragedy,”
GlobalSadaqah’s impact charity partner on the ground, ACT will enter the tragedy location to conduct relief and humanitarian assistance as soon as possible while continuing to coordinate with relevant local authorities. ACT will be present to provide refugee posts in the closest buffer zones in collaboration with local communities, providing food assistance and treatment for refugees.
The relief work includes:
1. Evacuations Shelters
3. Medical Assistance for the sick and injured
4. Food Aid
More videos of aid distribution and relief work can be found here.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother.” [Muslim]
This is a brilliant opportunity for our donors to make a change in the lives of the victims and have a direct impact with their charity during this humanitarian tragedy.