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Jakarta Post

It’s solidarity, Sister: Palestine sends aid to Central Sulawesi

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  12:53 am

Palestine, despite being in a tight spot after the slashing of international funding, is donating supplies to the victims of a devastating string of disasters in Central Sulawesi — all in the name of solidarity.

A strong earthquake that hit parts of Central Sulawesi on Sept. 28 was followed by a tsunami and soil liquefaction, claiming more than 2,000 lives and displacing tens of thousands of people.

Inundated by pledges of international assistance, Indonesia chose to carefully manage the inflow of aid packages and volunteers.

Earlier this week, Palestine became the latest nation to pledge assistance, with President Mahmoud Abbas ordering the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) to go to Indonesia with supplies and contribute to ongoing relief efforts.

As Palestine’s main tool for public diplomacy, PICA is ready to donate tents, portable elec...