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    U.S. and Indonesian Relief Efforts Provide Hope, Future

    U.S. and Indonesian Relief Efforts Provide Hope, Future

    Photo By Master Sgt. James May | U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group Andersen Air...... read more read more

    PALU, BALIKPAPAN, INDONESIA

    10.08.2018

    Story by Master Sgt. James May 

    36th Contingency Response Group

    U.S. and Indonesian Relief Efforts Provide Hope, Future

    PALU, Indonesia – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sent three C-130 Hercules and aircrew from Yokota Air Base, Japan, and nearly 30 members from the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support USAID’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Indonesia Oct 5.

    In response to a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, which left thousands displaced Sept. 28., the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Indonesia are working, alongside eight countries agencies and foreign militaries.

    USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is leading the U.S. government’s response and have disaster experts on the ground who are conducting damage assessments, identifying priority needs, and coordinating
    closely with local authorities

    INDOPACOM will work closely with senior representatives from the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and other U.S. agencies to ensure continued, timely and swift requests from the Government of Indonesia.

    The U.S. military has a history of successfully working with international relief organizations and host nations to respond to people affected by natural disasters. As INDOPACOM reaches out further into the outlying
    areas, it will have a better assessment of the complete scope of disaster and the needs of the people of Indonesia.

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    Date Taken: 10.08.2018
    Date Posted: 10.08.2018 11:23
    Story ID: 295691
    Location: PALU, BALIKPAPAN, ID

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