An advance team of five emergency aid experts of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid arrived in Palu on Thursday, 4 October, to liaise with Indonesian authorities, assess what support is most urgently needed, and prepare the ground for humanitarian goods delivered by aircraft.
The Swiss Federal Council’s jet landed today Friday, 5 October, in Palu to deploy water purification equipment as well as shelter material for families, in total 900kg. The water treatment devices can, once deployed, supply up to two hundred thousand people with potable water every day. A second transport of humanitarian assistance by cargo aircraft is in preparation.
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