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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Indonesia Quake Survivors Still in Need

With over 186 NGOs and 10 UN agencies operating in Padang, Islamic Relief’s emergency response teams have found that many families are still not receiving the vital aid they need.

The earthquakes that struck Padang nearly two weeks ago have left 807 people dead, over 2,200 injured and another 241 missing, according the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).

After conducting needs assessments in Padang Pariaman, Islamic Relief workers claim survivors are still in need of vital aid such as staple food items, proper temporary shelter, rehabilitation of water supplies, and temporary schools and school supplies for children.

Click here to read about the services Islamic Relief teams are providing.


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