(Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP)

(Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP)

By TOI Staff - October 4, 2018

A non-governmental Israeli aid group said Thursday it will send a team of disaster experts to Indonesia as the country recovers from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 1,400 people and left hundreds of thousands in need of assistance.

Israeli humanitarian aid NGO IsraAID said in a statement it will deploy an emergency response team to the island of Sulawesi.

IsraAID did not provide details on the size of its team or when they will arrive in Indonesia, which does not have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.

β€œThe team will distribute vital relief items, provide mental health support to vulnerable groups and conduct an initial needs assessment to determine immediate and long-term needs, including medical care, psychological support and safe water provision,” the organization said.

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