The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (Aecid) is ready to send humanitarian aid to Indonesia after the tsunami, although waiting for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent or the Government of the country to make an appeal and establish priorities.
This is what Aecid sources have pointed out to Efe, who recalled that according to the international protocol, it is necessary to wait for help to be requested and then act in a coordinated manner with the international community and the affected country.
The appeal usually takes a few days, until the damage is assessed and the country establishes the resources available to it.
Spain, through its Office of Humanitarian Action, is prepared to send basic necessities, such as tents, medicines, hygienic kits, generators or water purification plants, as well as support personnel in the area.
According to the latest data, the tsunami that hit the Sonda Strait on Saturday, between the islands of Java and Sumatra, has caused an increase in casualties, with 429 dead and 154 missing.
One day after the catastrophe, the Spanish Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, showed its "deep sorrow" for the news coming from Indonesia, and transferred to the people and the authorities of that country their solidarity for these difficult moments.
The Ministry, which has no record of victims of Spanish nationality, expressed its proximity to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery of the injured.