commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Indonesian Independence, the Indonesian
Embassy in Windhoek conducted the Community Service to help drought victims in
Namibia. The Community Service was marked with the hand over of aids to the
Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) (08/15). The disaster relief fund amounting to
N$ 80,000 (approximately Rp. 80 million) was handed over by the Indonesian
Ambassador to the Secretary General of NRCS, Ms. Dorkas Kapembe-Haiduwa at the
NRCS office in Windhoek.
her speech, Ms. Haiduwa expressed her gratitude for the humanitarian aid
presented by the Indonesian Embassy and hope that more parties followed the
footsteps of Indonesian Embassy in alleviating the burden of victims of the
worst drought in 30 years.
is not the first time for the Indonesian Embassy in assisting the mission of
NRCS and in the future, the Indonesian Embassy is expected to continue
supporting NRCS humanitarian aid programs.
Indonesian Ambassador, Agustinus Sumartono said that this aid is a form of
Indonesian sympathy and solidarity to the Namibian people who are victims of
the drought. "Despite the fact that the amount of aid is not too large, it
is expected to alleviate the burden of the victims".
Indonesian ambassador also said that Indonesia will never forget the assistance
given by Namibia to Indonesia during the tsunami disaster in Aceh and North
Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
aid handover ceremony was attended by NRCS staff and was covered by several
print media and electronic media in Namibia.
drought disaster in Namibia this year has given great impact on the social
living conditions of Namibian people, especially the farmers, ranchers, women
and children as we have reported previously.
Namibian government in its statement appeals to the international community to
help overcome this drought. Several countries, such as the United States,
Turkey, China and Russia, have given aids. (Source: The Indonesian Embassy in