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The increasingly widespread drought disaster in Indonesia

In the midst of the hustle and bustle ahead of the 2024 elections, some Indonesians have been hit by a long drought. There are at least 166,415 people who are languishing due to the clean water crisis until the end of September 2023.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .
By
ANDREAS YOGA PRASETYO
· 5 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in Bencana Kekeringan yang Makin Meluas di Indonesia

Residents are carrying jerrycans filled with clean water distributed by Markaz Bersama Assunnah in Kampung Cihanjuang, Ridogalih Village, Cibarusah District, Bekasi Regency, West Java, on Sunday (10/9/2023). For the past four months, the village has been experiencing drought and a clean water crisis.
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Residents are carrying jerrycans filled with clean water distributed by Markaz Bersama Assunnah in Kampung Cihanjuang, Ridogalih Village, Cibarusah District, Bekasi Regency, West Java, on Sunday (10/9/2023). For the past four months, the village has been experiencing drought and a clean water crisis.

In the last two months, an increasing number of people have been affected by drought in Indonesia. Weekly disaster information data from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) shows the impact of widespread drought in the country. The drought in question is the availability of water which is far below the water requirements for life, agriculture, economic activities and the environment.

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BUDIAWAN SIDIK ARIFIANTO
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