12.9 tonnes of help from In­done­sia

Fiji Sun - - NATION - Ilaijia Ravuwai

The In­done­sian Mil­i­tary (TNI) will dis­patch 12.9 tonnes of hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to Fiji to help com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Harold.

A Her­cules aircraft be­long­ing to the In­done­sian Air Force will trans­port the aid to Fiji. The aircraft will ar­rive at the Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port tonight from the Halim Per­danaku­muna air­port.

The flight route was Jakarta-Makas­sar-Mer­auke-New Cale­do­nia-Fiji. The hu­man­i­tar­ian aid in­cludes ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties such as tents, tow­els, and blan­kets, which is part of the sup­port pledged by the In­done­sian Em­bassy in Suva.

Com­man­der of the In­done­sian Na­tional Armed Forces Mar­shal Hadi Tjah­janto in a state­ment said: “In­done­sia’s cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and the hard­ships (faced) dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic have not re­duced our hu­man­i­tar­ian spirit to pro­vide sup­port to the peo­ple of Fiji, who may have ex­pe­ri­enced worse things.”

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