Scouts and leaders of Gerakan Pramuka (GP) partnered with the Indonesian government in launching rescue and relief operations for the people living in Jakarta affected by the flooding caused by days of heavy rain since 18 January 2013.
During the initial days of flooding, GP set up Scout Care Crisis Centres, in Kalibata, south Jakarta, in Kampung Melayu, east Jakarta and other heavily affected-flood areas. Scouts distributed mineral water, noodles, diapers, milk, biscuits, clothes and blankets. With the establishment of Scout centres, affected communities had easy access to relief goods and emergency aids.
Aside from food, clothing and medicine, GP also sent rubber boats, life jackets and water pumps to assist in the evacuation efforts in South Bekasi, with Mr Adi Pamungkas, volunteer of National Scout Movement of Devotion Society and Disaster Preparedness, heading the Scout team.
-- Dina Dasucianawati, Public Relation, Gerakan Pramuka