World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

NZDF To Deliver Aid for Indonesia’s Tsunami Survivors


4 October 2018


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is delivering more than eight tonnes of aid supplies for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian city of Palu last weekend.

The supplies, from the emergency stores of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), include generators, 10-litre collapsible water containers and tarpaulins.

Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the supplies would be flown today by a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft to the port city of Balikpapan in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, which is about 380 kilometres west of Palu.

“These supplies seek to meet the basic needs for power, clean water and shelter of the people displaced by the twin disasters,” Major General Gall said.

“After delivering the aid, our team will join an international effort to help Indonesian authorities in transporting emergency supplies and personnel to Palu and other affected areas.”

A 7.5-magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 28 September, sparking a tsunami that devastated the regional capital Palu and surrounding areas.

Palu, which is home to about 300,000 people, was flattened by the tsunami, with thousands of homes, hotels and shopping malls reduced to rubble.

CAPTIONS:

Photos 1 and 2: New Zealand Defence Force personnel load pallets of aid supplies for Indonesia’s tsunami survivors into a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft.



Photo 3: A pallet of aid supplies from the emergency stores of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that is being flown to Indonesia by the New Zealand Defence Force.

Photo 4: The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft to deliver more than eight tonnes of aid supplies for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian city of Palu last weekend.

VIDEO:

Video showing pallets of aid supplies that are being flown to Indonesia by the New Zealand Defence Force is available from the attached Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6c878xu4dlwtma/Aid%20to%20Indonesia%20Clip%20with%20pics.mp4?dl=0

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Asylum: More Manus Refugees Fly To US But Hundreds Still In Limbo

“The US deal was never going to provide enough places for the refugees Australia has held on Manus and Nauru. There are over 1800 refugees needing resettlement,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition. More>>

ALSO:

Food Security: African Swine Fever Rapidly Spreading In Asia

African Swine Fever is rapidly spreading in East and Southeast Asia threatening food security and livelihoods of households relying on pig farming... More>>

ALSO:

"NZ Leadership Needed": Japan Resume Commercial Whaling

The Green Party is deeply concerned by Japan’s resumption of commercial whaling, Green Party Animal Welfare Spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Collective Punishment In Venezuela

Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Gaza… beyond the particulars of their suffering, each of these countries currently share one thing in common: their ordinary citizens are being subjected to collective punishment, in order to bring about regime change. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC