DILI, 27 april 2021 (TATOLI) – The Secretariat of State for Civil Protection (SECP) registered 47 entities that have been providing the support material and financial to the families affected by the natural disaster in Timor-Leste.

“The SECP has registered 47 entities for their support composed of material and financial. This support goes directly to the Civil Protection Operations Center and is subsequently distributed to flood victims throughout the territory,” said the Secretary of State for Civil Protection (SEPC), Joaquim Gusmã, in His office in Caicoli, in Dili.

Mr. Gusmão also stressed that these entities included embassies in Timor-Leste, businessmen, individuals, national and international public and private partners.

The emergency assistance of these entities consists of rice, cooking oil, milk, cans of sardines, crackers, instant noodles, pasta, and soaps, among others.

In addition, SECP has already registered the financial support of 100 thousand American dollars from the United States of America (USA) and to be managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 100 thousand dollars from South Korea – to be managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) $ 100,000 from China, 5.32 million from the Australian government, $ 50,000 from the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), $ 2,500 (about $ 195,000) from oil company Santos- manage by the Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) in coordination with SEPC.

The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), contributed 5,000 blankets.

concerning this, Mr. Gusmão thanked, on behalf of the Executive Timorese, the support of the partners in the context of the calamity situation in Timor-Leste.


Journalist: Nelson De Sousa

Editor: Cipriano Colo


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