It is waiting for a demand from the Indonesian government, before our country B-Fast can make them.
B-Fast, the Belgian noodhulpteam that can go out, major disasters, is not yet at the point to depart to Indonesia. A tsunami in the strait of Sunda, between the islands of Java and Sumatra, made hundreds of victims. The team of B-Fast medical assistance, but can not on their own, the Indonesians help intrude.
“There is currently no question to help Indonesia’, says minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (MR) in a response to The Standard. “Maybe that question tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
“American or Australian help’
It is not the first time this year that Indonesia affected by natural disasters. In August demanded an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, more than 300 lives. And on 28 september was the island of Sulawesi was hit by a tsunami. Eighty thousand people were displaced and there were more than 2,000 deaths.
The Indonesian government got a lot of criticism because the aid is very slow going. A week after the tsunami, it was decided that B-Fast was not going to travel to Indonesia. Among others there were problems with the transport, making B-Fast on a neighboring island would have to countries and self-transport to organise on Sulawesi to the west.
“I expect that the Indonesians more likely to look for help from American or Australian angle,” says Reynders. “They have military bases.’ When a request comes from Indonesia B-Fast still to pluck up. “They can be on different levels to provide assistance, both on the medical field as, for example, water purification.’ But first, the question should be to help, so come.