QRC offers emergency aid to quake-hit Lombok
August 21 2018 11:21 PM
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QNA/Doha

The Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has announced that it will provide emergency assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake in the Indonesian island of Lombok at a cost of $200,000.
The QRC said the assistance is to provide non-food relief items, which include a shelter package, such as plastic sheets, blankets, mosquito nets and water-saving containers.
The assistance also includes the provision of health services of first aid, personal hygiene and awareness packages for the benefit of 700 affected families.
On August 5, the Qatar Red Crescent launched the Emergency Information Management Centre to follow up on the latest developments of the earthquake and is in contact with the partners of the International Movement and the National Assembly in Indonesia to follow up on the situation.
The Lombok Island has been hit by more than 30 earthquakes since late July, in addition to hundreds of aftershocks that left 477 dead, more than 7,000 wounded and some 415,000 displaced people.
The earthquakes also destroyed more than 32,000 buildings, as well as causing severe damage to roads and bridges, as well as power cuts and damage to communication networks.



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