US delivering $3.7 million in aid to Indonesia earthquake, tsunami victims

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Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Lane, 36th Mobility Readiness Squadron commander, center, and Maj. Sean Conley, 36th MRS operations officer, are greeted by an Indonesian servicemember in Palu, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2018. (JT MAY III/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO)
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Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Lane, 36th Mobility Readiness Squadron commander, center, and Maj. Sean Conley, 36th MRS operations officer, are greeted by an Indonesian servicemember in Palu, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2018. (JT MAY III/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO)

US delivering $3.7 million in aid to Indonesia earthquake, tsunami victims

by: Caitlin Doornbos | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 11, 2018

As the death toll following a double tragedy in Indonesia tops 2,000, the U.S. Agency for International Development is sending millions of dollars in aid with the Air Force’s help.

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Sept. 28, causing a devastating tsunami. About 2,010 were reported dead, 10,680 were injured and nearly 83,000 were displaced as of Tuesday, according to a USAID fact sheet.

To help, the United States is sending $3.7 million in aid, including “2,210 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting” for creating emergency shelters for about 110,500 people, the agency said.

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