ADB Helps Indonesian Volcanic Eruption Victims

    The Asian Development Bank is releasing USD3 million to sustain relief efforts benefiting people affected by the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Merapi. The grant will go toward the construction of temporary shelters, restoration of public facilities such as schools, and establishment of a cash-for-work scheme for debris-clearing that will target refugees. The volcanic disaster has left more than 300 people dead and displaced more than 400,000, said ADB in a new release, citing statistics from the Indonesian Agency for Disaster Management.

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