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Indonesian President Joko Widodo released humanitarian aid from the Indonesian government for the victims of natural disasters that occurred in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. The aid release took place at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta on Monday, July 8, 2024.

The Indonesian government through the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) sent various types of humanitarian assistance to Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan.

"We know that on May 24, 2024 there was a devastating landslide in Enga Province in Papua New Guinea. In October 2023 there was also an earthquake in Afghanistan that caused many casualties and refugees. Hopefully this aid can help relieve our brothers and sisters in Papua New Guinea and in Afghanistan and move them on soon," said the president.

Moreover, President Joko Widodo also explained that the aid ranged from medicines, additional food to hygiene kits. To the delegates who brought the aid, the Head of State advised that this humanitarian mission could be done well. In addition, he also requested that the delegates be able to maintain health and safety while on duty.

The release was also attended by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Indonesian Military Commander General Agus Subiyanto and Deputy Ambassador of Papua New Guinea Gregory Hombuahin and Head of Delegation IFRC Jakarta Office Elkhan Rahimov/

 

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