The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) found 60 tsunami victims living on the hill in Lebak Apus Hamlet, Tanjung Jaya Village, Panimbang District, Pandeglang Regency, Banten. They took refuge in a poor conditions. 

The refugees came from the hamlet below to find a higher place because they were afraid of aftershock tsunami. "These refugees live in the homes of indigenous people with poor conditions. Their houses are only made of cubicles and ground, while the rain and drizzle continued to fall, "said BAZNAS Disaster Response Field Commander, Dede Nurjaman in a press conference received by Republika.co.id on Wednesday (26/12).

Dede explained that with limited conditions, they needed food, medicines, blankets, bedding and clothes to wear. He said the village had not been touched because of the lack of information and access to locations that were difficult to reach. Besides that, the hills not only narrow and also the texture of the land is slippery because of the continuous rain.

"The BTB team takes about an hour to reach the location with up and down hill conditions and is very slippery," he said.

Dede said, at first the BAZNAS team helped the village at the foothills, but the instincts of humanitarian officers made them head towards to Lebak Apus. "initially, I saw a resident going up the hill carrying a bag of cloth. Then we walked down the road to the hill and found around 60 residents who were displaced with poor condition," said Dede.

Until now, Masja'i (55 years) as well as one of the refugees has not received medical treatment for the aftermath of the tsunami. Even though Masja'i felt tightness in his chest. For three days he just lay on the bed, unable to carry out any activities. Especially if he remembers his wife and daughter died caused by the incident, the house where he lives is no longer left.

Masja'i recounted, the tsunami suddenly came to hit his house, when he and his family were gathering at home. After being carried away, his wife's was found on the beach, while his daughter was found in a pile of rubbish that was tied to a coconut tree. The corpse of Masja'i's child was escorted by the Baznas Disaster Response (BTB) team with a stretcher walking up the hill, several times slipped because of the slippery road conditions, the team finally arrived at the Masja'i refugee camp.

"Open sir, I am strong. I want to see the face of my child, "said Deden imitating Masja'i who begged the BTB Team to open the corpse bag.

Since Tuesday (25/12) afternoon, Baznas has set up a public kitchen in the foothills about two kilometers from the location of the evacuation.  Baznas mobilized the BTB Team and Baznas Active Service (Layanan Aktif Baznas) Team to help meet the basic needs of refugees in the region.

Source: https://www.republika.co.id/amp/pkbw77423