Switzerland Delivers Humanitarian Assistance to Sulawesi


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Press release, 05.10.2018

Jakarta, 05.10.2018 – Switzerland is contributing humanitarian assistance in the areas of water treatment systems and emergency shelter for the population in Central Sulawesi affected by the earthquakes and a tsunami on Friday, 28 September 2018, as agreed with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Switzerland had offered its assistance to the Indonesian Government on Saturday.

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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