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Jakarta Post

Central Sulawesi quake survivors work for UNDP cash aid

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Palu   /   Mon, December 3 2018   /  01:05 am

At least 300 earthquake and tsunami survivors in Sigi regency are cleaning up debris in disaster-hit areas in Central Sulawesi in a cash-for-work relief program sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

UNDP’s Indonesia country director, Christophe Bahuet, said the program aimed to lift the spirits of survivors of the September catastrophes.

Each survivor is paid Rp 80,000 (US$5.59) per day for work undertaken from Nov. 10 to the end of January 2019. Each also gets health insurance coverage from the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan).

“This is the first stage and we have involved 300 people from Lolu, Jono Oge and Mpanau villages in Sigi regency,” Bahuet told The Jakarta Post on Friday. They mostly work in their home regency but may also work in other disaster-hit areas.

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurred off the w...