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Jakarta Post

PMI sends aid to Myanmar

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 26 2012   /  11:51 am

Humanitarian mission: Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) chief Jusuf Kalla inspects the loading of aid onto a cargo plane for refugees of ethnic conflict in Myanmar at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, East Jakarta, on Saturday. JP/Jerry Adiguna The Indonesian Red Cross organization (PMI) sent personnel and humanitarian aid from Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Saturday to assist refugees of the deadly conflict between the Rohingya and Rakhine ethnic groups in Myanmar.

The PMI sent eight personnel and aid comprising 500 hygiene kits, 3,000 blankets and 10,000 sarongs by cargo plane BAE 146-200/PKJKC.

PMI spokeswoman Ayu Andini said that the PMI had decided to send non-food aid based on the assessment of a team lead by PMI chairman Jusuf Kalla when the latter visited Myanmar at the beginning of August.

According to Ayu, the said personnel joining the flight to M...