Indonesia asks donors to fulfil tsunami pledges for ‘first step’ to stop earthquake
After a magnitude-9.0 earthquake killed more than 220 people in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday, the UN urged donations for tsunami relief and compensation to be done in person or by post.
Briefing reporters as they arrived in the Indonesian capital on Thursday, UN humanitarian coordinator Valerie Amos said: “People need to be aware that while donations may be easy, we will still need to do things to make sure that their money reaches a safe and secure place.”
She added that donations from businesses “were the most important thing” needed in response to the quake, which also sent tsunami waves up to 8m in height.
On Saturday, the UN issued a statement warning of an increasingly dangerous environment for people who depend on the 진주출장마사지natural and man-made resources of the country.
Briefing reporters in Jakarta on Thursday, Amos said the UN would have no “problem” receiving funds for disasters in places hit by quakes like the one that struck on Wednesday.
She also said there was “no doubt” that donations would get to the stricken areas before the worst of the devastation had already been done.
The quake killedSM 카지노 more than 230 people.
She said the UN would need help from the US and other countries. “What would we ask for? We know what the most basic needs would be, the basic needs would be food and clean water. So, what would we ask for? We’re going to ask the same thing from the United States and from countries all over the world. What would we ask for?”
On Thursday, Indonesia’s disaster management chief told Reuters the government expected about 300,000 people to have been affected, and there were calls to send more aid to the affected areas.
The quake hit at around 5:28pm (2028 GMT) on Wednesday, said Jakarta’s mayor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. It had a m일산출장마사지agnitude-6.8 and a depth of 8.8 km.