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Government Sends Humanitarian Aid to Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan

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Jakarta, IO – The government sent humanitarian aids for victims of natural disasters in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo sent off the aid at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, on Monday (8/7), specifying that it is meant for relief of victims of landslides on the May 24 in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. “In October 2023, Afghanistan also suffered an earthquake that caused multiple deaths and refugees,” he said, per Viva, Tuesday (9/7).

Jokowi went on to explain that the aid delivered through the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) comprises of medicine, supplementary foods, and hygiene kits. “We hope that this aid relieves some of the burden of our brethren in both Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan, and helps speed up their recovery,” he said.

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BNPB head Suharyanto declares that the humanitarian aid is an expression of Indonesia’s concern to Papua New Guinea dan Afganistan. “The aid will be distributed using both commercial airplanes, in this case Garuda’s A330 Airbus and a cargo plane,” he said. (un)

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