Spain sends first aid flight to help Java victims

29th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

29 May 2006, MADRID — Spain sent its first aid flight to Indonesia as part of an international effort to offer relief to thousands of survivors after an earthquake in Java killed more than 5,000 people.

29 May 2006

MADRID — Spain sent its first aid flight to Indonesia as part of an international effort to offer relief to thousands of survivors after an earthquake in Java killed more than 5,000 people.

Leire Patín, secretary of state for international cooperation, said Spanish aid workers are to analyse the needs of the survivors.

He said Spanish governmental agencies and NGOs had offered a rapid and "overwhelming" response after the earthquake on Saturday killed 5,000 people and left thousands without proper food or supplies.
 
Tents, blankets, health supplies and medicines were among 12 tonnes of aid sent by Spain to help relief efforts which are being coordinated by the International Cooperation Agency.

Spain has contributed EUR 500,000 towards an international fund.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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