Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, announced that her ministry has provided 17.1 tons of logistics aid to two drought-hit districts in Puncak Regency, Central Papua.

"Yes, the aid has already been delivered. The process went smoothly and took six shipments," she said at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday.

She informed that her ministry distributed the aid from July 26 to 31, 2023, which took five days and involved the use of planes.

A total of 17.1 tons of logistical assistance was distributed to the two districts: Agandugume and Lambewi.

According to the ministry's assistance distribution report, the aid included 4,000 packages of ready-to-eat food, 4,000 child food packages, 2,000 packages of side dishes, 125 boxes of canned fish, 32 boxes of canned meat, 15 boxes of meat floss, and 118 boxes of biscuits.

The aid also included 500 pieces of foldable tents, 3,000 items of children's clothing, 4,000 items of adult clothing, 4,000 units of adult pants, and 4,000 blankets.

The drought in Puncak Regency, Central Papua, has caused local people to face difficulty in obtaining clean water and has resulted in the death of six residents — five adults and an infant — due to diarrhea and dehydration.

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