BRUSSELS – The EU is increasing its financial support to the victims of the heavy earthquake in Lombok. The European Commission draws to 500,000 euro for humanitarian relief, said a spokesman. Last week sent Brussels 150,000 euros to the Indonesian Red Cross for noodspullen in the east and north of the island.
The havoc on Lombok is huge.
The half-million is intended for the “most vulnerable” survivors of the quake with a strength of 6.9 last week Sunday to be sure of 436 people it has killed. “We support the victims. This money should ensure that affected citizens have sufficient resources to get through these difficult times to come,” said EU commissioner Christos Stylianides (humanitarian aid).
Since the earthquake, there are numerous aftershocks have been that the rescue and bergingswerkzaamheden more difficult. The EU budget is for 80,000 people in the hardest to reach areas intended.
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