Eight weeks after the earthquake and tsunami, humanitarian aid is still needed in Indonesia more than ever. According to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Centre, 200,000 people are displaced and need drinking water, electricity, shelter and emergency medical assistance. The risk of epidemics makes the use of drinking water treatment equipment essential.
Two Veoliaforce experts, including one permanent member of the Foundation's staff, have joined the French Civil Security detachment in Palu, which is mandated by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Their mission, for 15 days, is to train Indonesian Red Cross emergency teams in the use and maintenance of the two emergency drinking water treatment plants. These Aquaforce 2000, designed by the Veolia Foundation, are particularly well suited to production in remote areas, with difficult access, while many roads are still impassable. They provide drinking water to isolated populations with a flow rate of 2m3/h from raw water. They were transported to the field with storage and distribution equipment.
The Foundation's intervention is part of the partnership with the Quai d'Orsay to strengthen the effectiveness of the response to emergency humanitarian situations
> Humanitarian emergency missions carried out by the Veolia Foundation
The partnership with the Quai d'Orsay to strengthen the effectiveness of the response to emergency humanitarian situations.
* Source : Unicef, Indonesia Humanitarian Situation Report of 23 October 2018.