The Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine, Andy Rachmianto, on Tuesday (11/19) visited the Palestinian refugee camp in Talbiyah on the edge of the city of Amman which housed around 25,000 refugees.
The visit was to hand over donations from a number of drug and food companies in Indonesia in the form of 1 (one) Medical Transportation Unit initiated by the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) in collaboration with Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) and Medical Aids for Palestine (MAP) ).
Ambassador Andy said that the delivery of aid was part of humanitarian diplomacy as one of the priority programs of the Indonesian Embassy in Amman to help refugees in Jordan, both Palestinian and Syrian refugees. “Indonesia always gives attention and support to the Palestinian people, including those in refugee camps,” Ambassador Andy said.
This donation is the result of BPOM fundraising from a number of pharmaceutical and food industries in Indonesia as a form of BPOM’s concern for Palestinian refugees. From the results of the collection funds collected amounting to US $. 117,000.
Aside from being allocated to purchase medical units, on the next occasion from the remaining funds, JHCO plans to distribute and deliver basic goods, winter equipment and medical equipment in other Palestinian refugee camps.
Over the past two years, the Indonesian Embassy in Amman has carried out various activities to collect and distribute humanitarian aid in Jordan and Palestine, particularly to Palestinian refugees. The humanitarian mission of the Indonesian Embassy in Amman is carried out in collaboration with various non-government groups, including businessmen, NGOs, philanthropists, campuses and celebrities. “This is also part of the” diplomacy of the hands above “which is a priority of the Government to help those in need,” Ambassador Andy said.