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S. Korean missing in Indonesia found dead and relief assistance gathers pace

Arirang News
Arirang News
인니 강진 실종교민 사망 확인…국제사회, 인도네시아 지진참사 구호에 '속도

A South Korean national who had been missing since a twin quake-tsunami disaster hit Indonesia... was found dead today.
Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, with the international community working to provide much needed support.
Hong Yoo has the latest on the tragedy that claimed more than 14-hundred lives.
The South Korean man who had been missing in Palu, Indonesia for six days after since the quake and tsunami, was found dead Thursday under the rubble of the hotel where he had been staying.
The South Korean Foreign Ministry announced that his body was identified by a visual inspection.
After speaking with the man's relatives, the South Korean foreign ministry will help the family arrange a funeral and bring the family back to South Korea.

But many in Indonesia are still waiting for their loved ones to be found.

The disaster took the lives of more than 14-hundred people and counting, while thousands have been left homeless.

In response, the world is moving faster to send relief.
The government of Indonesia says more than 20 countries have offered help.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has allocated 15 million dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund.
Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, expects that aid to provide urgent assistance to vulnerable women and children.

The UN has urgently deployed staff to the region to help the Indonesian government's own relief efforts by proving food and water and by setting up sanitary facilities.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is planning to provide Indonesia with more than 22 million dollars in relief funds.

Also, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, and promised immediate assistance.
The U.S. State Department says it has already provided an initial relief fund to the Indonesian authorities and dispatched government disaster experts to understand what additional help they may need.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
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