US 'Prepared to Assist' With Aid to Indonesia

07 October, 2018, 07:36 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • The quake which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit about 250km south-west of Ende on Flores. It was later downgraded by the USGS to a magnitude of 5.9

"Operation Samudra Maitri" for humanitarian assistance was launched after a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on October 1, and following Indonesia's acceptance of global aid, the MEA said in a statement.

"This is all a process".

The U.N. humanitarian office said people urgently require shelter, clean water, food, fuel and emergency medical care. In total, the United Nations humanitarian agency, UNOCHA, said 191,000 people were in urgent need of help.

"What we are relying on is food from farms and sharing whatever we find, such as sweet potatoes or bananas", said Mr Derajat, whose house was swept away by the tsunami leaving a jumble of furniture, collapsed tin roofs and wooden beams.

The Red Cross said a ship full of supplies should arrive Friday.

National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said most of the aid effort had been concentrated in Palu, where electricity supply has still to be restored. The death toll has risen to almost 1,400 victims.

"We're continuing rescue operations but right now the team is racing against time".

A lone tree stands in the debris from structures that were wiped out after a massive quake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Oct. 4, 2018.

About 1,700 houses in one Palu neighborhood were swallowed up, with hundreds of people believed buried, the national disaster agency said.




Meanwhile, the Soputan volcano located on the Sulawesi Island erupted on Wednesday, prompting authorities to raise the alert in the area to the second highest level.

Volcanic ash rain is also expected to fall in the area northwest of the mountain.

Communications are down and bridges and roads have been destroyed or blocked by slips.

Aid worker Lian Gogali said the situation in badly hit Donggala district was very hard.

Some of us may be wondering if there is any help from others are coming that will give food and water to the survivors. "There's no food, water or gasoline", she said. I lost many members of my family and neighbors.

She said her aid group had been sending in a trickle of rations into the district of some 300,000 people by motorbike.

Nearly 200,000 people need urgent help, the UN's humanitarian office said, among them tens of thousands of children, with an estimated 66,000 homes destroyed or damaged by the 7.5-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned. The government has played down fears of looting saying disaster victims could take essential goods and shops would be compensated later. Natural disaster and Tsunami in Indonesia: Indian Air Force Embarks on a Humanitarian Relief Mission to the Island Country, View Pics.

The State Department said Monday, the USA released $100,000 in initial aid, through the United States Agency for International Development, for disaster assistance.

Soputan is one of the island's most active volcanoes and the Smithsonian Institution has identified it is a complex volcano, with free-flowing, stream-like basaltic lava, but it can also produce explosive eruptions.

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