PRESS RELEASE 073
Consular assistance after the earthquake in Indonesia
07/08/2018

An earthquake struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia, on 5 August, killing around 100 people and affecting thousands, including many tourists of different nationalities.
 
Both the Spanish Embassy in Jakarta and the Consular Emergency Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation set up protocols for action in the event of natural disasters.
 
From the very beginning, both the Embassy and the Consular Emergency Unit have responded to queries from Spanish citizens in the area and from relatives requesting information from Spain.

Some of the consultations received have been delayed due to the circumstances of such an event and because they required prior consultation with local authorities.

Likewise, the Embassy has been publishing and updating information through its social networks and has activated a WhatsApp group, made up of more than two hundred people, in order to facilitate the attention and the flow of information to the Spanish citizens who are in the area.

On 6 August, the person in charge of the Consular Section went to Mataran airport, in Lombok, in order to offer consular assistance on the spot to Spaniards who needed it and to coordinate with the point of attention for EU citizens, with the Spanish Embassy being one of the first to join.

In total, the Embassy has counted nearly three hundred Spaniards who were in the area and who are expected to gradually leave through the available air and sea means. In any case, the Embassy and the Consular Emergency Unit will keep their protocols active until the departure of all the Spaniards who are in the area and who have been affected by the earthquake, is confirmed.

Finally, the Embassy has been involved from the beginning and continues to engage with the Indonesian authorities in charge of the evacuation of citizens in the area.

 

 

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