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Emergency response period extended for survivors

  • Andi Hajramurni and Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  12:56 am
Resigned to fate: Adi, who lost his mother and cousin in the earthquake and tsunami, recites a prayer amid the ruins of the Balaroa housing complex in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Thursday. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) announced it had halted search, rescue and evacuation efforts for quake and tsunami victims.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(BNPB) announced it had halted search, rescue and evacuation efforts for quake and tsunami victims.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Resigned to fate: Adi, who lost his mother and cousin in the earthquake and tsunami, recites a prayer amid the ruins of the Balaroa housing complex in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Thursday. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) announced it had halted search, rescue and evacuation efforts for quake and tsunami victims.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The government has decided to extend the emergency-period in Central Sulawesi for another two weeks until Oct. 26 to focus on accelerating provisions for survivors.

“As there are many things that need to be sorted out on the ground, such as the needs of the displaced, fixing facilities, temporary shelters and medical treatment, the emergency response period is extended by 14 days,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told the press in Jakarta on Thursday.

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