PALMA council is to give 30'000 euros for 100 families in the province of Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, hit last Saturday (May 27) by an earthquake. This is one of the areas which has been most affected by the earthquake.
It destroyed and damaged numerous buildings, displacing thousands of families. Council sources said that this financial help will be given to the people of Yogyakarta via the Red Cross organisation.
The same sources said that the funds will be used to construct temporary housing for some of the victims.
With regard to this he added that, according to first estimates, the earthquake had affected more than 200'000 people.
It was also estimated that the damage to buildings and other infrastructures was “massive”, both in the province of Yogyakarta and in the surrounding areas. According to the latest figures, between 70 and 80 percent of the buildings in this region were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
There is also no fresh water or electricity supply as these were casualties of the earthquake as well.