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Talk of the week: EU provides $1.72m in emergency aid for Palu’s quake, tsunami ...

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5 2018   /  02:54 am

In ruins: People pull out a motorcycle from the mud in Petobo Palu, Central Sulawesi on Wednesday. A 7.4 magnitude earthqueke and a tsunami devastated Palu and other regions. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)As a good friend of Indonesia, the European Commission (EC), the executive arm of the European Union (EU), has released an initial 1.5 million euros (US$1.72 million) in emergency humanitarian assistance for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the EU Delegation to Indonesia said in a press release.EU commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides said: “We are acting fast to channel emergency aid to those most affected in Indonesia. Our funding will assist the most vulnerable and help provide essential supplies such as food, shelter, water and sanitation and medical supplies. This is EU solidarity in action. Our thoughts are with all the ...