The Indonesian Government, the French Ministry
for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre (CDCS)
and the Airbus Foundation have delivered 24 tonnes of relief
material - including galvanized roof sheets, food supplies and
ambulances -from Jakarta to Lombok in Indonesia to support victims
of the recent earthquakes in the area.
The mission was realised through a cooperation
agreement between the Airbus Foundation and the CDCS, using an
A400M transport aircraft provided by the French Air Force.
“We have all seen the devastation in the wake of
the series of earthquakes in the Lombok region, and I speak for
everyone at Airbus in wishing those who have lost so much a speedy
recovery,” said Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus
Foundation. “Providing swift relief is the least we can and must
do. I thank our partners involved in this project for their
logistical support and their dedication.”
The A400M’s cargo included more than 20 tonnes
of galvanized roof sheets, donated by the Indonesian Ministry of
State-Owned Enterprises, and food supplies, donated by the
Indonesian Air Force, bringing much-needed relief to the region.
One in ten residents no longer has a roof over their heads and
thousands have been displaced in Lombok, where a large number of
houses collapsed after numerous earthquakes that struck the island over
the past three weeks.
The collection of the humanitarian goods was
coordinated by the Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises,
and received in Lombok by the National Disaster Relief Agency
(BNPB). It will be distributed via the corporate social
responsibility (CSR) networks of the Indonesian Ministry of
State-Owned Enterprises, which are actively supporting the relief
The ambulances will support the ongoing medical
relief work in Lombok and were donated by Wantannas, an Indonesian
governmental organisation tasked with increasing the country’s