Australia Supports Timor Leste's Response to Floods, Covid-19

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 15 April 2021 11:37 WIB
    Australia Supports Timor Leste's Response to Floods, Covid-19
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    Canberra: The Government of Australia is working in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste to support its response to the devastating Easter floods and covid-19 recovery, Australian ministers has stated.

    According to Minister for International Development and the Pacific Zed Seselja and Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne, an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT), comprising a senior epidemiologist and health support officer, arrived in Dili on Wednesday on a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 flight. 

    "The AUSMAT team will assist public health needs assessments and provide technical advice to the Government of Timor-Leste," they stated in a press release on Wednesday.

    On Wednesday, the Government of Australia also delivered more than 27 tonnes of emergency relief materials including hygiene, shelter and food preparation kits as part of our recently announced $7 million emergency relief package. 

    These emergency relief supplies are in addition to the immediate support Australia provided to thousands of people sheltering in evacuation centres and broader recovery efforts.

    "We will continue to work closely with government and NGO partners to support Timor-Leste as it manages the challenging aftermath of the floods," they stated.

    "In partnership with our neighbours, we will support our region to respond to and recover from covid-19," they added.


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