Over 50,000 people in Bogor affected by drought

first_imgAdam stated that his agency had identified the affected districts, which are Citeureup, Jasinga, Tenjo, Cariu, Ciampea, Cigudeg, Klapanunggal, Jonggol and Gunungputri.He added that BPBD Bogor had dispatched four 5,000-liter water tanks to distribute clean water to the areas.He also urged regional administrations to notify the BPBD immediately if there was a drought in their respective areas.“Please report to us immediately in case of drought so we can assist with a clean water supply. And please do not forget to attach the number of affected residents so we can match the supply with the people who need it,” he said.Meanwhile, the Bogor administration recorded at least 302 hectares of land in the area faced the threat of crop failure.“As many as 164 hectares in Jonggol and 138 hectares in Sukamakmur are threatened by crop failure,” Horticulture and Plantation Agency head Siti Nurianty said. (dpk)Topics : As many as 54,194 people have been affected by a drought in Bogor, West Java, the Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Bogor) has said.“The number was calculated [based on the population] of 31 villages that were affected by the drought across nine districts,” BPBD Bogor Emergency Department Head M. Adam Hamdani said on Friday as quoted by tempo.co.last_img read more

Reverend questions euthanasia bill’s impact on te ao Māori

first_imgRadio NZ News 15 January 2018Family First Comment: “Hospice New Zealand Māori advisory group chair Ria Earp said Māori were generally more open about death. “There is more of an ability and willingness to discuss death and dying and particularly how we care for our funeral services and how we care for grief.” Mrs Earp said Hospice New Zealand does not support the bill, and would like to see more focus on palliative care.” Make a Submission against the bill – www.protect.org.nzMPs are being questioned about how euthanasia fits in with their Māori values, as a bill legalising euthanasia makes its way through parliament.ACT Party leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was drawn from the ballot last year and it passed its first reading in December with strong backing from Māori MPs across all political parties.Reverend Chris Huriwai questioned Māori MPs on Twitter about why they support the bill.The Gisborne-based reverend said he does not back the bill because of personal beliefs, but he wanted to spark a wider discussion on euthanasia.“Not necessarily discussions for or against euthanasia but just keeping those … Māori concerns in our minds as we continued to grapple with something as big as this.”Mr Huriwai said euthanasia might affect traditional practices such as tangi or funerals.“How does a kaikaranga respond to calling on the body of someone who elected for themselves to die?“How does someone who’s doing whaikōrero mihi to the departed with that sort of ever-present reality in the background.”He said there were traditional Māori concepts including whare mate – where those who were sick or dying lived outside of the main village, similar to a hospice.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/348127/reverend-questions-euthanasia-bill-s-impact-on-te-ao-maorilast_img read more