Updates on North Lombok’s Earthquake Relief

Update posted by Raden Supardi On Aug 15, 2018

Lombok has entered the recovery phase. Various physical improvements and conditions of the community are carried out as soon as possible. One that is also the focus of recovery is health. People who mostly still occupy refugee camps are prone to various diseases. Unclean environments and infectious diseases are a particular threat.

Common diseases are acute respiratory infections. This disease arises due to a dusty environment because the rain has not been falling since the first time the earthquake occurred in late July. Meanwhile, children and toddlers are very vulnerable to diarrhea, vomiting and digestive diseases due to poor sanitation and environmental systems.

Minimal water availability is also a factor in the high level of dust in most parts of Lombok. This certainly threatens the health of refugees.

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