SMS Report from a Relief Personnel
Aid teams and the UNDAC are awaiting a formal request for Jakarta before deployment takes it's form. OCHA ROAP* has activated its Emergency Event SOPs** in light of the W. Sumatra earthquake at 10:49 hours local time today. Basic equipment for a field presence in W. Sumatra is at hand for the team. Preliminary logistical arrangements are being made; however, we will await a request from Jakarta before fielding the staff.
* Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific - ROAP
** Standard Operating Procedures
Tags: [Asia/Indonesia] [Earthquake] [Breaking News/Disaster/Emergency/Humanitarian/Relief/Rescue]