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Exercise Pacific Challenge X 2021


A 6.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in the Kelatan region of the Republic of Northern Indolaysia (RNI). Limited reporting has indicated significant infrastructure damage that has isolated the city of Kuala Krai (alternative spelling Kuala Kerai).

Initial reports also indicate approximately 1000 deaths, 8000 with various injuries, and many unaccounted for. With U.S. forces currently positioned in Butterworth, RNI, the Department of State (DOS) received an official request for support in responding to this disaster.

The U.S. Ambassador for RNI sent a disaster declaration cable and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has requested military support. SecDef has approved support and has directed USPACOM to provide an immediate foreign disaster relief (FDR) response.

International Relief Agencies

international committee of the red cross

doctors without borders

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