Proceedings of the International Conference on Public Policy, Social Computing and Development 2017 (ICOPOSDev 2017)

Mitigation of Mount Sinabung Eruption Disaster: The Socio-Political Impact of Refugee Relocation Policy in Siosar

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Tonny P Situmorang
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Tonny P Situmorang
Available Online October 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icoposdev-17.2018.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Disaster, Mitigation, and Refugee relocation
Abstract
Disaster is a serious problem faced by various countries in the world. Volcanic eruptions are among the disasters that have to be tackled routinely. Mount Sinabung, located in Karo Regency in the North Sumatera Province, is one of the recent active volcanoes which last erupted in 1600. However, it erupted again in 2010. Since 2010 until 2017 recently, the volcano has experienced its eruption routinely. In 2015, the Indonesian Government has established the Siosar region in Merek District, part of the Karo Regency, as a temporary shelter for the eruption refugees. There are 370 householders who have been evacuated to the region which is located 17 kilometers away from Kabanjahe. This study is a qualitative research with a critical paradigm to explain the phenomenon that occurs by placing interviews as primary data and books as well as international journals and national journals as secondary data. The result of this study indicates there are still many socio-political problems related to the relocation of Sinabung eruption in Siosar. The ownership status of the temporary shelter, the disappearance of the local wisdom of refugee communities and the welfare of the displaced people is still far from what has been promised. The study concludes with the importance of policies that take into account of socio-political aspects of the relocation.
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