Oecusse, March 12, 2024

Severe flooding impacted several villages in the Pante Makasar sub-region of RAEOA. The villages of Suku Bobokase, Bihala, and Nuslao were among the hardest hit areas.

Although not originally planned, the Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic and team, along with Authority President of RAEOA, civil protection authorities, Principal Advisor Agostinho Caet, and local officials, quickly mobilized to provide emergency relief.

The presidential team visited the affected communities to assess the situation and distribute basic necessities like food, non-food, and other supplies as a gesture of solidarity from President Ramos-Horta.

Authorities also took the opportunity to convey messages of support and guidance to residents impacted by the floods. The rapid response aimed to address the immediate needs of villagers while recovery and rebuilding efforts began.

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