Effort to anticipate and reduce impact of disaster

Effort to anticipate and reduce impact of disaster

March 26, 2020 - 16:42
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By Mohammad Amar Ma’ruf, Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Tripoli - Libya

Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Indonesia in Libya, Mohammad Amar Ma’ruf

In the past 4 months, the world is challenged with a global outbreak in the form of a corona virus which is called COVID 19.  This outbreak aggravates human problems, especially in areas of the country that are being veiled by other griefs/disasters. Indeed we should see the event that happened as a moment of reflection for strengthening cooperation to end all forms of disputes and to protect human soul.

 As part of international community, the Indonesian representatives in Tripoli-Libya together with the Libyans and other foreign missions in particular are closely watching and trying to empathize toward the real problems of the world today, especially in a country that is being hit by conflict.  Moreover, these problems are related to how to save and protect the souls of various age levels who are vulnerable in protecting themselves, especially elderly, women / pregnant women, children and infants.

 Today, misunderstandings between one and another seem make noble efforts made by the leaders / leaders of the relevant countries to make peace more complicated. While this has not yet revealed the solution, the new deadly pandemic, namely Corona Virus 19 (COVID 19) appeared. No choice except all sides take a reflective moment for protecting and saving lives from these non-natural disasters.

 Realizing this condition, the Indonesian representatives in Tripoli continued to work together with youth leaders and the Libyan community as well as leaders of representatives of friendly countries and members of the international community to sit together virtually discussing what steps and activities were really needed to be contributed in reducing the burden. 

One form is to encourage the formation of cooperative communication media in the form of virtual communication through social media in collaboration with existing mainstream media to expand the network and its scope.  This informal and voluntary communication forum called Volunteer Covid 19 WhatsApp Group.   This virtual communication gives positive meaning to share an idea to reduce the burden of the problems faced today.

 Some interesting things conveyed by volunteers of the WA CC-19 Group are sharing the same prayers and hopes that COVID 19 can be overcome and encourage a healthier life to anticipate diseases.

 What is also very interesting here is the facilitation of interesting ideas with a work in the form of technical products that are useful and efficient (applied technology products) at least to reduce the spread of COVID 19 outbreaks such as the Rapid Disinfectant Cluster Cleaning Room that was created  by local technicians from various countries, including Libya and Indonesia.  Picture of the Product is hereby attached.   This product was created by the Alumni of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia.  The technicians are committed to sharing knowledge about manufacturing this product. 

In this context, the perspective of life protection and safety is top priority. It is very sad when we see this aspects are ignored.   This can also be happen if enforcement of the principles of sustainable development and the development of alternative energies are left behind.

 In response to this, the Indonesian Representative in Tripoli also opened to various elements of the nation in the country of Libya to share the best ideas from our respective stakeholders.  The goal is to open dialogue with each other in order to contribute the idea to save human soul as an asset of not only for our respective nation but also for the world.

 In this regard, the Indonesian Representative in Tripoli also promotes and encourages the realization of constructive people to people contacts for the development and management of human resources.  The Indonesian Representative in Tripoli also encourages technical cooperation and training whose benefits could be felt directly to support the growth and economic development of the accredited country.

Indonesian Representative in Tripoli Libya always refreshes itself toward its commitment of the Indonesian Representative abroad to always strengthen the understanding and meaning of the presence of the Indonesian Representative Abroad to be a positive part of national development and also the development of accreditation countries. 

May Allah Almighty always protect all citizens of Indonesia, Libyan and other world citizens.

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Libya Observer