Denmark supports Indonesia after earthquakes

Danish experts, equipment and aid are on the way to Indonesia after the country suffered a series of earthquakes and a tsunami in September.

Photo: Miriam Nielsen/Dansk Røde Kors

The Danish emergency response services has given 10 million Danish crowns to support Indonesia. Furthermore, Denmark will also dispatch equipment that includes generators and water cleansing equipment, according to CPH Post Online.

“The international community must help the Indonesian authorities in their efforts to ensure that the natural disaster in Indonesia doesn’t develop into a long-running humanitarian crisis,” says the Danish development minister, Ulla Tørnæs.

The Danish help is currently expected to last for the next three to eight weeks.

The organizations Danish Red Cross and Save the Children have also sent a logistical team to help alleviate the situation. They will support traumatized children and assist with their schooling.

The global Red Cross aid fund has also set aside 10 million Danish crowns for Indonesia.

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