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The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS), through the BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies (Puskas BAZNAS) conducted a review of the impact of earthquake in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province. This was stated in the public expose of the Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Impact Assessment which was attended by the Chairman of BAZNAS, Prof. Dr. Bambang Sudibyo, MBA CA and Director of Puskas, Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik in Jakarta, Thursday (11/10).

"The loss of the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi reached Rp. 24.6 Trillion consisting of Rp. 23.9 Trillion in Palu City and Rp. 773.2 Billion in Donggala Regency," said Bambang Sudibyo.

Further, Bambang said, the amount of the loss was obtained from the analysis of the impact of the post-earthquake and tsunami damage through the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology introduced by the United Nations Economic Commission.

In Palu City, losses from the earthquake and tsunami were calculated from damage to infrastructure such as education and health facilities and economic activities, namely in the industrial, horticulture and livestock sectors.

"The biggest damage calculation in a city with a population of 409,877 people comes from the industrial sector in Mantikulore Sub-district by 48 percent. This sub-district has 799 industries consisting of medium, small and micro industries, "he said.

The biggest damage calculation for the horticulture sector in Palu City is in Tawaeli Subdistrict with the harvested area in this sector reaches 574, 6 Hectares or 40 percent of the total horticulture sector.

For the livestock sector, North Palu Subdistrict is the district with the highest number of livestock in Palu City, with 2,870,100 animals or 39 percent of the total farms.

Meanwhile for Donggala Regency, the loss was calculated at Rp 773.2 M consisting of damage to infrastructure such as education and health facilities and the economic sector with the calculation of damage to the plantation, horticulture and livestock sectors.

From each sub-district in the district with a population of 298,722 people, the largest damage from the plantation sector was in Sindue Tambusabora Sub-district, reaching 38 percent of the total. The types of plantations in this sub-district are coconut, coffee and cocoa, with the largest production produced by coconuts with yields of 24,202 tons.

"The biggest loss for the vegetable horticulture sector for Donggala Regency is Tanantovea District which is 30 percent. For the fruit horticulture sector, Sindue Tobata District occupies the highest portion of 32 percent, "said Bambang Sudibyo.

Dampelas Subdistrict is the region with the highest number of livestock in Donggala, which is 23 percent. The total number of farms consisting of large livestock and small livestock, with the majority of 8522 cows and small livestock dominated by pigs as many as 4523 head.

The data that can be downloaded from the website also explains the highest amount of infrastructure, education and health facilities in South Banawa Sub-district, reaching 11 percent for education and 13 percent for health facilities. Educational facilities consist of early childhood education, elementary, middle and high school levels. Although there is no health center at Sub-District Level (Puskesmas) in South Banawa sub-district, this area has several Community Health Sub-center (Puskesmas Pembantu), village health centers and family planning (KB) posts.

Bambang Sudibyo said, BAZNAS carried out this DaLA analysis to find out the damage especially to the SME and poor groups to be able to design post-disaster recovery programs. Economic recovery efforts for the poor affected by disasters are the main focus of post-disaster recovery programs such as in Palu and Donggala.

Until the 14th day after the earthquake and tsunami, BAZNAS had deployed 42 disaster management officers, doctors and paramedics, trauma healing volunteers and Layanan Aktif BAZNAS officers, plus a number of local volunteers. BAZNAS also mobilized a number of volunteers from the Provincial and Regency / City BAZNAS throughout Indonesia.

Programs that have been carried out at disaster locations include the evacuation of bodies of victims of earthquake and tsunami, treatment, trauma healing programs for refugee children, logistics distribution, establishment of public kitchens, establishment of health posts and coordination of parties related to disasters at national level as well as in Palu.

So far, the community has enthusiastically helped disaster victims through BAZNAS in the form of disaster donations, corporate CSR fund, natural assistance, assistance from volunteer personnel who have so far donated through BAZNAS.

source: l Trans: Tita