Since the earthquake in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, the crisis center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has been working to help our compatriots and to provide any necessary assistance to the Indonesian authorities while searches continue on the ground.
No French citizens have been identified from among the victims in the lists released today by Indonesian officials. Searches turned up three of our compatriots whom we had not heard from in Palu. Our embassy in Jakarta is working with Indonesian officials to organize their evacuation. Their families have been informed.
We ask French citizens who had planned to travel to the disaster area to postpone their trips and regularly consult our travel advisories.