Red Cross offers relief aid to Intan Jaya residents

Sugapa, Papua (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) branch in Papua Province handed out relief aid to the people of Sugapa in Intan Jaya District to placate their burden following terror acts by armed groups.

Day-to-day chief of the PMI branch Zakeus Degei in the company of Chief of the PMI branch in Intan Jaya, Agus Tapani, distributed relief assistance in the form of basic necessities to the residents of Sugapa.

"The PMI is cooperating with ICRC (the International Committee of the Red Cross) (in distributing the relief aid). The ICRI provides the relief aid, while PMI distributes it to the residents," Degei noted in a written statement released on Wednesday .

Degei affirmed that the PMI did not discriminate against tribes and races in distributing relief aid. The Social Affairs Ministry had earlier also offered aid packages worth Rp172.3 million to the people of Irtan Jaya. The aid constituted 660 packaged food boxes, 420 kid food packs, 100 folding tents, 200 folding mattresses, and 300 blankets, she added.

The Papua provincial administration is working relentlessly to restore normalcy in Intan Jaya that has borne witness to a spate in violence against civilians and security personnel in the past two years.

Source: Antara News

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