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Talk of the week: Austria to provide humanitarian assistance worth $1.15m to Pal...

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5 2018   /  02:58 am

The Austrian government is committed to providing humanitarian assistance worth 1 million euros (US$1.15 million) to the Indonesian Red Cross to help procure basic necessities for victims of a tsunami that recently struck the city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, according to the Austrian Embassy in Jakarta.In a press release, the Austrian Embassy stated that it would cooperate with the Indonesian Red Cross to distribute basic necessities, such as foodstuff, clean water, makeshift tents and medicines, to help the disaster victims, especially children.On Sept. 28, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked Central Sulawesi, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 1,400 people and injured more than 2,000 others in Palu, Donggala and nearby areas, according to a report from The Jakarta Post.The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), meanwhile, was quoted by kompas.com as stat...