Indonesia Sends Humanitarian Assistance for Disaster Victims in Pakistan

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 26 September 2022
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President Jokowi gives a press statement at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, Monday (09/26). (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Rahmat)

The Indonesian Government has sent humanitarian assistance to ease the burden on Pakistani communities affected by floods and landslides.

This disaster has had a wide-ranging impact on the people of Pakistan, including the destruction of agricultural land, schools, homes, and infrastructures, which caused approximately 800,000 people to flee.

“To ease the burden on our brothers and sisters in Pakistan and as a form of international solidarity, the Indonesian Government sent humanitarian assistance in the form of cash assistanc worth approximately US$1 million e and goods assistance, which will depart today,” said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (09/26), while releasing the aid at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base,Jakarta.

According to the President, the first phase of assistance was delivered by two planes. The President expressed hope that this assistance will help people in Pakistan to quickly recover and return to their normal lives.

“The first phase is two planes, followed by the next, which consists of basic needs such as tents, clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, generators, medicines, and medical equipment,” the President explained.

In addition to this assistance, the Indonesian government is planning to send health workers to Pakistan to provide medical assistance to the victims.

“The assistance that will be given does not end here. In response to the Government of Pakistan’s request, we are also preparing assistance in the form of health workers, who will be sent soon to provide medical services to Pakistani citizens affected by the disaster,” he said.

On that occasion, the President also expressed his deepest condolences to the victims.

“On behalf of myself and the people of Indonesia, I express my deepest condolences to the victims of the floods and landslides that occurred in Pakistan,” he concluded. (TGH/UN) (YC/EST)

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