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Off-roaders shift gears for humanitarian causes

  • Musthofid

  /   Sat, January 18 2020   /  02:18 am
Seeking traction: A rescue car traverses a muddy road during the Jakarta floods in early January. (Courtesy of IOF)

Seeking traction: A rescue car traverses a muddy road during the Jakarta floods in early January. (Courtesy of IOF)Off-roaders may take up the pastime either for prestige or the adrenaline rush. However, the competitive arena or the enterprising course may have changed direction. The 4x4 adventurers still into the same adrenaline rush are now also driving along the path of a humanitarian mission.The recent floods in Greater Jakarta saw a mobilized humanitarian tilt involving volunteers, including those under the coordination of the Indonesian Off-Road Federation (IOF).The federation established four emergency response posts, one each located in West Jakarta, East Jakarta, South Jakarta and West Java.Although three posts have already subsequently been dismantled, the one in the Kemang area of South Jakarta remains in operation. The Kemang post aims to give help in post-flood recovery serv...