EU mobilizes further support to #Indonesia

| October 9, 2018

Following Indonesia’s request to activate the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, further assistance has now been offered by Germany, France, Spain and the UK in addition to that already offered by Belgium and Denmark. The Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is co-ordinating the offers of assistance to the areas affected by the deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi. “I commend the generosity and solidarity of our member states. The European Union was swift in helping our friends in Indonesia during this moment of need. Our support will provide crucial assistance to the people affected on the ground,” said Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides. Support offered via the Mechanism includes water purification equipment, emergency shelters, generators and other essential supplies. Copernicus, the Commission’s emergency satellite mapping services, has produced 10 maps of the areas near the earthquake’s epicentre. Additionally, the Commission and several member states have collectively pledged an amount of approximately €8 million in humanitarian assistance to Indonesia for this disaster.


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