By: Jay Chou and Shih Hsiu-chuan
Palu, Indonesia, Oct. 7 (CNA) Medical resources and relief supplies mobilized by Taiwan’s government and charity groups have been made available to disaster-hit Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to help the area recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 28.
Taiwan is among the 25 countries and four international organizations providing help to survivors of the natural disasters, according to Indonesian deputy foreign minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir.
The Indonesian office of Taiwan-based Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has set up a shelter for survivors at Vihara Karuna Dipa, a local temple, and provided urgently needed items such as water, food, medical care and other emergency supplies.
Immediately after the disasters hit, Tzu Chi began to coordinate the delivery of relief supplies from all of its branches in Indonesia to Palu, Subektti, an executive member of the foundation, told CNA. [FULL STORY]