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EU countries will help Indonesia to overcome the effects of the elements

Страны ЕС помогут Индонезии ликвидировать последствия стихии For these purposes it was allocated 1.5 million euros.

The EU has provided Indonesia 1.5 million Euro for liquidation of consequences of natural disasters.

Funds will be used for the provision of food, shelter and medicines are the “most vulnerable” categories of population, said the Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response Christos stylianides.

In addition, the Commission intends to send to the affected region expert on humanitarian issues. Previously, to obtain detailed maps of the area were involved in the satellite system of Copernicus.

As a result of two earthquakes and the resulting tsunami on the island of Sulawesi killed at least 832 people. According to local authorities, more than 500 people were injured.

Data about victims is based on information from only one city on the East coast of Sulawesi – Palu with a population of over 350 thousand people. The number of victims could run into the thousands, said the Vice-President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla. 36 hours after a natural disaster, rescuers could not reach all the settlements along the coast of the island.

The European Commission has singled out Indonesia emergency aid after the earthquakes in August. Victims of natural disasters that have occurred on the popular tourist island of Lombok, then became more than 500 people.

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