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UNICEF supplies ready for earthquake stricken districts

Jakarta, 14 September 2007 - United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, today is sending emergency supplies to help victims of the earthquake in Bengkulu.

UNICEF has deployed staff to Bengkulu to assess the immediate needs of victims and allocated  US$ 200,000 for emergency supplies of family and school tents, hygiene kits, water bladders, jerry cans, mosquito nets, cooking utensils and water purification liquid. These supplies have been transported from Medan, North Sumatra today and are due to arrive in  the earthquake zone on Monday morning, 17 September. The supplies will benefit some 3,600 people in the two worst affected districts of Bengkulu Utara and Muko Muko.

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For further information please contact;
UNICEF Communication Officer: Kendartanti Subroto, tel. +62-21- 570 5816 ext 251, +62-818 913 620 email: ksubroto@unicef.org  
UNICEF Emergency Officer, Lina Sofiani, tel. +62-21- 570 5816 ext 458, +62-812 1070 104, email: lsofiani@unicef.org

 

 
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