October 25, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces has concluded Operation RENAISSANCE – Indonesia, a part of Canada’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Palu, Indonesia.
Over the course of the 14-day operation, at the request of the government of Indonesia, a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules transported and delivered Canadian relief items and provided a tactical airlift capability to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian supplies in earthquake and tsunami affected areas.
A total of 121,867 kilograms of supplies was airlifted and delivered. Supplies consisted of food, water, shelter kits and other miscellaneous humanitarian assistance equipment. Canada was one of 21 countries, and non-governmental organizations active in the area to support Indonesia following the devastating September 29 Sulawesi earthquakes and resulting tsunami.
“I am proud of the professionalism and dedication exhibited by our Canadian Armed Forces and Global Affairs Canada during Indonesia’s time of need. Our thoughts are with the people of Indonesia as they continue to rebuild after the recent earthquake and tsunami.”
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
The Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution consisted of a CC-130J Hercules aircraft and 20 personnel.
The aircraft flew a total of 13 airlift missions over the course of the operation.
The CC-130J Hercules was based out of Balikpapan, across the Makassar Strait from the affected areas of Palu.