IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND IDP CAMPS’ WASH FACILITIES AT JAMBUR KORPRI

Project IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND IDP CAMPS’ WASH FACILITIES AT JAMBUR KORPRI
Objectives

• Rebuilt the camp’s overall drainage systems. • Rebuilt and refurbished 10 toilets as well as the washing area. • Distributed 265 hygiene kits.

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES 1040 (1 camp)

Project Partners Maybank Foundation
Activities

• Rebuilt the camp’s overall drainage systems. • Rebuilt and refurbished 10 toilets as well as the washing area. • Distributed 265 hygiene kits.

Locations Kabupaten Karo, North Sumatera, Indonesia
Period June – December 2016
Accomplishments

• Rebuilt the camp’s overall drainage systems. • Rebuilt and refurbished 10 toilets as well as the washing area. • Distributed 265 hygiene kits.

BACKGROUND

Mount Sinabung is a 2,460 metre volcano located in the Karo Regency (Kabupaten) on the island of Sumatra in the Indonesian archipelago. After being dormant for 400 years, it erupted; rst in 2010 and second in 2014. This caused massive displacement of approximately 12,000 people from 17 dierent villages (desa). The internally displaced persons (IDPs) are presently housed in 9 IDP camps around Kabupaten Karo. The IDP camps were originally community halls called ‘Jambur’ which were then transformed to t its new purpose. Jambur Korpri is amongst the highest occupied camps, housing 1040 individuals from 265 families. Members of the vulnerable group encamped included 29 elders, 7 pregnant mothers, 95 children under 5 and 19 infants. Observational and situation reports highlighted that Jambur Korpri had inadequate number of toilets and unclean facilities for the occupants to practice good hygienic behaviour.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES MERCY

Malaysia had provided assistance through the distribution 265 hygiene kits consisting of toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste and body soap. In addition, MERCY Malaysia built 8 new toilets and refurbished 2 existing toilets with assistance from a local NGO. Alongside the new lavatories, MERCY Malaysia had also reconstructed the Jambur’s cleaning and washing area to increase the space for the occupants to do their washing. The apparent drainage problem was also solved by reconstructing a new drainage system to channel waste and water away from the washing area to the main drain in front of the Jambur.