Indonesia Sends Humanitarian Assistance to Türkiye, Syria

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 14 Februari 2023
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Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, accompanied by Government officials, attends the send-off ceremony of humanitarian assistance to Türkiye, Saturday (02/11). Photo by: PR of Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy to oversee humanitarian assistance from Indonesia for earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria.

“The President has ordered me to oversee the humanitarian assistance from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. The assistance has been delivered in two batches. The first batch of the assistance was delivered on February 11 and the second batch was delivered on February 13,” the Coordinating Minister said after a meeting with the President at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (02/14).

The Coordinating Minister said that the assistance in the first batch was in the forms of equipment and personnel support, including medical doctors and medical personnel.

“In the first batch, we sent 62 personnel and supporting equipment. On February 13, we sent 181 personnel to provide our assistance, especially first aid support, Search and Rescue operation, and medical personnel, especially orthopedic surgeons,” Muhadjir said.

According to Muhadjir, for the second batch of the assistance, the Indonesian Government sent medical doctors and medical experts for treating infectious diseases, while in the next stage, the Government will send assistance in the forms of food and logistics.

“In the next batch, we will send assistance in the form of the logistics. We will send the assistance on February 20 with four cargo planes to send food and other necessities, including blankets, in line with the requests from Türkiye and the Syrian Government,” he said.

According to the Coordinating Minister, President Jokowi has also approved the Government’s assistance in the form of cash. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RI/MUR)

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