Saturday, January 16, 2010

Indonesian Volunteers & Donations for Haiti

Around one hundred thousand people died, many others injured and so many buildings destroyed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on Richter Scale struck Haiti on 13 January. Many countries have sent volunteers and donations to rescue the people of Haiti.
According to Kompas, Indonesia has sent 75 volunteers and donated Rp 17.5 billion.

Indonesia Donates Rp 17,5 Billion to Haiti Quake Victims
Jumat, 15 Januari 2010 | 14:28 WIB

BANDUNG, KOMPAS.com - The Indonesian government has sent a donation of Rp. 17.5 billion for the earthquake victims in Haiti. In addition, 75 experts have also been sent to assist the victims for two weeks.

"They (the experts) depart today and they're from various institutions, such as the Department of Social Affairs and the Indonesian Red Cross. We really hope that the help will ease the victims' suffering," stated Minister of Social Affairs Salim Segaf Al'Jufrie at the Bandung School of Social Welfare, Friday. (Cornelius Helmlambang/C17-09)

16 comments:

Mystique Earth said...

Hi Harry,
In times of need such as this, Haiti really needs all the help it can get.

Indeed a great job.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

It was a shocking situation for one of the poorest nations on earth. I hope the international community gives continued help there.

Link Tea said...

Thaks to our contry to responsive this problems

tikno said...

Good news, as we are also assisted by the international world when the tsunami.

Jakartass said...

Harry, as I posted here here , I can't trace any organisations collecting public donations from Indonesia. What the government has given is minimal considering the help given Indonesia after the Aceh Tsunami.

H. Nizam said...

Mystique Earth,

Yes they badly need all the help.

H. Nizam said...

Kiwi Riverman,

Yes, after so many years of suffering under authoritarian rules (Papa Doc, Baby Doc and successor) now the Haitians have suffer greater pain.

H. Nizam said...

Link Tea,

Yes we should be grateful that our country is able to help.

H. Nizam said...

Tikno,

As a country that has experiences handling so many earthquakes, Indonesia can play important role in helping Haiti.

H. Nizam said...

Jakartass,

You are right J, NGOs in Indonesia should take part in the collection of funds and perhaps volunteers.
Let's we'll hear from the very soon.

Pony Slaystation said...

Hi, I hope all goes right in Haiti.I wish them all of luck to help them in these desperate times

H. Nizam said...

Pony,

Let's hope that people in Haiti will be strong enough to endure the sufferings.
Thank you for dropping by.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Haiti will need not only emergency help,but ongoing assistance to rebuild the country's infastructure and its economy.Help on a proportional scale to that of europe after WW2.

H. Nizam said...

Kiwi Riverman,

Yes the international community should provide help to Haiti like when the tsunami struck in 2004 killing more than 220,000 people including more than 170,000 in Aceh.

Lola said...

There's a lot of help needed.

People are caring - that's really nice to see. <3

H. Nizam said...

Lola,

First of all I would like to thank you for following my blog on Google.

Secondly, I agree with your comment that it's so nice to know that people care for each other.