Australian veterans fund flight to send essentials and support to Timor Leste | ABC News

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A private charter flight from Darwin funded by Australian veterans has delivered essential medical supplies to Timor-Leste, after destructive floods and landslides devastated the small nation. Recent reports from local authorities say at least 36 people in Timor-Leste died, with 10 still missing.

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