This is the atmosphere of Lebaran at the Lombok Earthquake Refugee Command Post


“Allahu akbar allah is great allah is great …” that’s how the Lombok people call the Takbir on this holy day, Eid al-Adha.

The face of Eid al-Adha in Lombok is very different from previous Eid al-Adha. In the past, this holy day filled with joy, now the expression faded, like a lamp that was put out. However, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the lombok earthquake refugees, one of them was the residents of Sesaid Village, Kayangan Sub-District, North Lombok to keep on performing the Eid al-Adha prayers at the refugee camp.

“Even though I have to celebrate Eid al-Adha in refugee camps, but thank God, I can still celebrate with my family,” explained Ibu Siti, one of the residents we met while performing Eid al-Adha prayers in the refugee camp.

In order to help residents continue to practice Eid al-Adha prayer services, PMI provides clean water for the needs of the ablution of the residents of Sesaid village.

“We prepared 10 thousand liters of water for the ablution of residents at the main Posko Square in Pandei Hamlet, Sesaid Village, Kayangan District, North Lombok,” said Mirta, PMI’s clean water distribution coordinator.

Not only focusing on the North Lombok region, 10 PMI water tanks were also mobilized to several points of refuge that held Eid al-Adha prayers in the East Lombok region.

“Since yesterday, PMI’s water tank has distributed clean water to East Lombok and North Lombok, so that this morning it can be used for ablution,” he explained.

In addition, PMI also shared the joy of sacrificing with the people of Lombok by giving 9 cows to sacrifice.

Contributor: Atep Maulana