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EU assistance to victims of Indonesian earthquake and tsunami
The United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Spain have offered assistance following Indonesia's request to activate the EU Civil Protection Mechanism after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi. The Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is coordinating the offers of assistance.
Support includes water purification equipment, emergency shelters, generators and other essential supplies.
"I commend the generosity and solidarity of our member states. The European Union was swift in helping our friends in Indonesia during this moment of need. Our support will provide crucial assistance to the people affected on the ground," said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
Moreover, Copernicus, the EU's emergency satellite mapping services, has produced 10 maps of the areas near the earthquake's epicentre which will help national authorities and responders better assess the situation on the ground.