The Governor of East Java welcomes the arrival of Sudanese survivors from East Java –

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Surabaya ( – East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa welcomed survivors of the military conflict in the State of Sudan, who are citizens from the local province, when they arrived in Surabaya, Sunday.

“This is the first group of survivors from East Java who arrived in Surabaya. There are 21 people. It consists of 18 adults, a child and two babies under the age of five or toddlers,” Khofifah told reporters on the sidelines of the reception.

The survivors were temporarily placed at the Sukolilo Hajj Dormitory in Surabaya for transit, and later delivered to their homes in their respective districts/cities of origin.

Based on data from the survivors of the military conflict victims in Sudan, it was recorded that they came from Banyuwangi, Bondowoso, Gresik, Jember, Lamongan, Lumajang, Madiun, Malang, Pasuruan, Ponorogo, Probolinggo and Surabaya.

Previously, the survivors after being evacuated from Sudan due to the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenlu RI) and the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), were first placed at the Hajj Dormitory Pondok Gede Jakarta.

Then transit for a while at the East Java Province Liaison Agency Office in Jakarta, which is then facilitated to Surabaya.

Still in the atmosphere of Idul Fitri 1444 Hijriah, at the Sukolilo Hajj Dormitory, Surabaya, the survivors were treated to dishes of ketupat, lepet and opor.

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa ensured that the East Java residents who were evacuated from Sudan would be facilitated to be escorted to their homes in their respective areas of origin.

“We express our gratitude to the entire team, especially the TNI and the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who are in charge of helping the smooth evacuation. We are ready to continue by providing the best service, especially for East Java residents who have been evacuated from Sudan,” he said.

The East Java Provincial Government (Pemprov), said Khofifah, also continues to coordinate with the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Riyadh and Jeddah until the entire evacuation process is complete.

In addition, his party also monitors and coordinates all aircraft movements, especially flights from Jeddah to Jakarta.

“Furthermore, the health and completeness of the passport documents will be checked at the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, Jakarta. If the whole process is complete, then we from the East Java Provincial Government will provide the best service for our brothers and sisters from Sudan. We pray that the entire evacuation process will run safely, smoothly and safely.” ” he said.

Khofifah also ensures that all the health of East Java residents from Sudan is guaranteed by the East Java Provincial Government to gathering with family.

“All health costs for survivors who are sick are the responsibility of the East Java Provincial Government. We have the East Java Provincial Government Hajj General Hospital which is adjacent to the Surabaya Hajj Dormitory. We also have the East Java Provincial Government Hospital, namely Soedono Hospital in Madiun. So those who are sick will not be charged action of health services during the treatment process takes place,” he said.

Athieva Ramza Zuhaira from Jember, who is a university student in Sudan, representing other survivors, thanked the government for trying to evacuate her to Indonesia.

“During the conflict in Sudan, one tray of food was allocated for 76 people who were in the dormitory. Thank God the Indonesian Embassy took steps to evacuate in stages. Thanks also to the East Java Provincial Government, especially Governor Khofifah for all the facilities that have been provided to us,” he said.

According to the schedule, the second batch of survivors arrived in Jakarta today, it was recorded that 31 of them were from East Java, who would first be collecting data at the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, East Jakarta.

Reporter: Abdul Hakim/Hanif Nasrullah
Editor: Laode Masrafi


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