UK Veterans Help After Indonesian Earthquake

Veterans from across the UK have headed to Indonesia to aid the island of Lombok after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit on Sunday night.

Team Rubicon is an organisation that focuses on bridging the gap from army to civilian life, they have provided an emergency response team of Veterans to assist the local authorities after the quake.

Shortly after the disaster that killed 91 people and injured hundreds more a recce team was sent by Team Rubicon to assess the situation and aid authorities and residents.

Around 10,000 people have now been evacuated from the island as well neighbouring provinces Bali and Surabaya who also felt the quake.

The CEO of Team Rubicon, Richard Sharp said, “With the scale of the disaster unfolding by the hour, and the numbers of affected and displaced now well over 20,000, we have deployed a reconnaissance team to Lombok to assess whether a larger response will be required.”

This is not the first time Veterans have come to help after a disaster, last year Team Rubicon helped the families hit by Hurricane Irma in the Turks and Caicos islands.

Civilians and Veterans are welcome to join Team Rubicon, however the organisation has a particular focus on reintegration of Veterans into civilian life.

 

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