Jakarta (ANTARA) - Women's organization Dharma Wanita of the Transportation Ministry's Air Transportation Directorate General has donated 100 school kit packs, 10 packages of cookware sets, and 150 staple food packages for flood victims in Demak district, Central Java.

The aid packages collected by Dharma Wanita activists through the "DJPU PEDULI" Program were handed over to Demak district head Esti'anah on Monday (March 4, 2024).

The humanitarian aid packages would later be distributed to those in need, said Dharma Wanita chairperson Hubud Solichah in a press statement received by ANTARA here on Tuesday.

She thanked all parties for their support for the humanitarian aid initiative, including aviation-related stakeholders and the regional government.

ANTARA reported earlier that Ketanjung and Karanganyar villages of Karanganyar sub-district in Demak district experienced flooding on February 5 after heavy rainfall caused Wulan River's embankment to breach.

The authorities revealed that the rain caused two leakages in the embankment, each spanning 20 meters and 30 meters.

On February 14, the government managed to plug the leaks. To remove floodwater from residential areas, the government provided more than 20 water-suctioning machines with a total capacity of pumping out 11,500 liters of water per second.

The government also repaired the leaked embankment, making it stronger than it was prior to the breach that left Demak district inundated, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

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Translator: M.Harianto, Rahmad Nasution
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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