Jakarta, Jubi / Antara – Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa will visit Lani Jaya regency to ensure adequate food supply in the region.
“I will fly to Lani Jaya tomorrow (Tuesday, 21/07/2015) because it is the most widely affected population by hail storms. I will make sure that the stock of food is sufficient until October, ” Khofifah said in Jakarta on Monday (07/20/2015).
The minister said that since Friday (17/7), a team from her ministry has gone to areas hit by hail storms, which have killed 11 people.
“I instruct them to ensure that food stocks are available for the people of Lani Jaya,” she said.
Snowfall occurred in Nduga distrct, Lani Jaya and Puncak Jaya regencies that causing crop failure
There are six districts and 21 villages with 20.160 families affected drought.
The cold weather also caused cattle to die and some people fell ill. Based on data from the Health Service in Lani Jaya showed that the dead victims were five infants, two children and four adults. The region is located at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level. (*)