Red Cross opens giro 6868 for Sulawesi

The HAGUE – Red Cross opens giro 6868 for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Hundreds of residents are, therefore, to the life to come, but the exact scale of the disaster is still unclear.

It goes according to the Red Cross to an area where more than 300,000 people live, and just a little communication is possible. Medical teams are getting started and supplies are on the way.

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“First priority should be the search – and-rescue operations, but also noodhulpgoederen are on the way. It comes to tarpaulins, jerry cans, clothes and sleeping mats. Clean drinking water has a high priority in order to avoid that after this disaster, a new disaster by the outbreak of diseases,” said the organisation.

Sulawesi was Friday hit by a series of earthquakes: the strongest had power 7.4. This was followed by a powerful tsunami.

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