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Army volunteers assist during Indonesian floods

Army volunteers assist during Indonesian floods

Army volunteers assist during Indonesian floods

Salvation Army relief teams on duty during the floods that hit parts of Indonesia last month.

Salvation Army teams in Indonesia responded to floods around the capital city, Jakarta, last month that killed at least 66 people and led to more than 200,000 being evacuated.

Meals and hot drinks were provided to people from badly-affected communities in the Jelambar and Kampung Melayu areas.

Response teams were put together from corps volun- teers across Jakarta, including Jakarta 1, Jakarta 2, Polonia, Jelambar and Depok. Cadets from the training college also assisted with the evacuation and food distribution.

The Indonesia Territory Medical Services provided assistance in cooperation with the Indonesian Christian Association Health Services.

In the four days of the initial response, more than 2000 meals and hot drinks were served in Jelambar and out of the public kitchen at the Officer Training College in Jakarta. Medical services were provided to 154 people, and four were evacuated to a safer place.

As conditions improved the government took over the recovery phase.

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