Australian Red Cross to end mission in Aceh by 2010
uusjio | July 6, 2008 at 10:25 pmby
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Banda Aceh (ANTARA News) - The Australian Red Cross will end its humanitarian mission of assisting post-tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction programs in Aceh by 2010, a spokesman said.
"Our commitment to assist Aceh in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster through the rehabilitation and reconstruction programs will end in 2010," Hasiando PL Tobing, a field officer of the Australian Red Cross said here on Monday.
An on-going program jointly carried out by the Australian Red Cross and the Indonesian Red Cross was blood donor campaigns, he said.
The campaigns encouraged local resident to donate their blood regularly for the need of their families and others, he said.
Among the programs which have been conducted by the Australian Red Cross were constructions of houses for tsunami victims, economic empowerment and health improvement programs for local residents, and training courses on search and rescue efforts and fire fighting.
Australia, in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross, the Norwegian Red Cross, and some local organizations, also conducted disaster mitigation trainings in Aceh. end (*)