Venezuela to Donate US$10m to Indonesia Earthquake Victims

President Maduro confirms they will use funds from the "solidarity fund" to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Celebes in late September. 


The Venezuelan government announced Wednesday that it will be donating US $10 million from its “solidarity fund” to victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia which has left over  1000 people dead, Vice President Delcy Rodriquez confirmed on her Twitter account. 

“President Nicolas Maduro has approved the donation of US$10 million to our sisters from Indonesia, which will be pulled from the country’s solidarity fund and used to attend to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of deaths and injuries,” she wrote.

The death toll amassed 1,407 as of 4:30 a.m. local time, with the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management Sutopo Purwo claiming, “there’d be more fatalities.” Currently, there are over 2,500 injuries while 114 people are still missing.