Tsunami-Hit Countries Get More Bulgarian Relief

Politics | February 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Bulgaria has sent more medicaments to Indonesia and Sri Lanka, the countries most affected by the devastating tsunami from December 26, 2004.

Some 226 kg of medicaments worth USD 82,000 were sent to Indonesia, while Sri Lanka received USD 100,000 worth 2,650kg drugs.

Earlier in the year Bulgarian parliamentary delegation, lead by former Parliamentary Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov delivered humanitarian aid to the tsunami-wrecked countries. Tents, blankets, disinfectants and medicines, given by the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Military Medical Academy, were handed over to the local authorities.

The death toll of the deadly tsunami in South East Asia exceeded 292,000, as Indonesia reported an updated number of 238,945 people killed. Sri Lanka has updated the official death toll at 30,957 and has enrolled the names of 5,637 people as missing.
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