One of the volunteers, Kabul, said that they keep monitoring the developments of Mt. Merapi and asked people to soon evacuate to prevent more victims. This is done to anticipate against possibilities of hot clouds and lava flowing to Kemalang.
UGM DERU volunteers delivered the aid from Faculty of Economics UI and Faculty of Economics and Business UGM to the IDPs despite the danger. Balerante is around 5,5 km away from Merapi.
The escalating activity of Mt. Merapi has made the vulnerable zones be extended to 15 km radius. Some evacuation points have shifted. “Now some evacuation points have shifted. We keep monitoring the locations and needs.” he said.