TRAPPED POPULATIONS: MENANGANI PANDEMI COVID-19 UNTUK PENYINTAS BENCANA DI KOTA PALU

Abdul Fikri Angga Reksa

Abstract


This article depicts the disaster survivors' recent situation amidst the COVID-19 crisis in Palu City (Central Sulawesi). Even though multiple disasters occurred around two years ago, there are still many people living in temporary shelters. They could not apply a health protocol recommendation such as physical distancing due to densely populated setting. Apart from that, they could not access a proper WASH facility in the evacuation camps. The coronavirus outbreak has been undermining the temporary shelters' dwellers hardly. Most of them are trapped or unable to move to a safe place, albeit they want to do it so. The local government has anticipated the worst-case scenario through direct assistance and stimulus programs. However, those ongoing programs are inadequate to reach the whole communities in need. In order to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, this article suggests people empowering approach by harnessing the existing social capital, for instance, social network and community-based initiatives. Learning from the tragedy on 28 September 2018, the community-based initiatives focus on providing basic needs (food, sanitizer, mask) and mental health support. 


Keywords


trapped populations; COVID-19; Palu

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Smith, C. D., & Kniveton, D. (2018). A discursive review of the textual use of ‘trapped’in environmental migration studies: The conceptual birth and troubled teenage years of trapped populations. Ambio, 47(5), 557-573. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-017-1007-6.

Black, R., & Collyer, M. (2014). Populations ‘trapped’ at times of crisis. Forced Migration Review, 45, 52–56. https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:a605ba61-f2a1-4c92-81b0-92a5a33eb32e.

Dinkes Provinsi Sulteng.(2020, Juni 7). Situasi COVID-19; Update 7 Juni 2020. https://dinkes.sultengprov.go.id/update-07-juni-2020/

Foresight (2011). Migration and global environmental change: Future challenges and opportunities. Final Project Report. London: The Government Office of Science.

Humble, A. T. (2014). The rise of trapped populations. Forced Migration Review, 45, 56-57. https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:a605ba61-f2a1-4c92-81b0-92a5a33eb32e.

Iacobucci, G. (2020). Covid-19: Doctors warn of humanitarian catastrophe at Europe’s largest refugee camp. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1097.

Meer, N. (2020, April 21). Overcrowded refugee camps risk Covid-19 tragedy. The University of Edinburgh. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/expert-insights/overcrowded-refugee-camps-risk-covid-19.

Nawrotzki, R. J., & DeWaard, J. (2018). Putting trapped populations into place: Climate change and inter-district migration flows in Zambia. Regional environmental change, 18(2), 533–546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1224-3.

Parks, V. (2020) The Critical Role of Social Capital During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Disaster Research. Population Briefs. 2. https://egrove.olemiss.edu/population_brief/2.

Raju, E., & Ayeb-Karlsson, S. (2020). COVID-19: How do you self-isolate in a refugee camp?. International Journal of Public Health, 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01381-8.

Ratcliffe, R., & Ahmed, R. (2020, May 15). Fears Rohingya refugees face disaster after Covid-19 reaches Cox's Bazar. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/ world/2020/may/15/fears-rohingya-refugees-face-disaster-after-covid-19-reaches-coxs-bazar.

Reksa, A.F.A, & Neise, T. (2020) Wiederaufbau und Überleben. Palu auf Sulawesi ein Jahr nach dem Erdbeben. Geographische Rundschau 71(12):46-49. https://www.westermann.de/anlage/4618357/Wiederaufbau-und-Ueberleben-Palu-auf-Sulawesi-ein-Jahr-nach-dem-Erdbeben.

Sieffien, W., Law, S., & Andermann, L. (2020). Immigrant and refugee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Additional key considerations. Canadian Family Physician. https://www.cfp.ca/news/2020/06/ 23/06-23-1




DOI: https://doi.org/10.14203/jki.v0i0.546

Copyright (c) 2020 Jurnal Kependudukan Indonesia

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research Center for Population, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Widya Graha Building, 7th and 10th floors
Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto 10 Jakarta Selatan, Telp (021) 5221687
Website: http:/kependudukan.lipi.go.id;
E-Journal: http://ejurnal.kependudukan.lipi.go.id
Pustaka: http://pustaka.kependudukan.lipi.go.id
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------