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Indonesia tsunami: aid finally arrives, but hopes of finding survivors fade

Thousands of people are feared buried under mud as authorities estimate rebuilding the devastated region will cost $700m — International aid has finally started to arrive in disaster-hit Sulawesi as emergency teams cleared roads and restored power to parts of the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. But the official death toll of 1,558 is …

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‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid

Without enough food, water or fuel, people are resorting to desperate measures — Muhammad Siadi had the vacant stare of someone who might have just returned from a war zone. His shirtless, wiry frame was covered in injuries: a large gash in his neck, a shaved circle around a few bumps on his head and …

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Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

‘There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok,’ says national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho — (MATARAM, Indonesia) The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was “exceptionally destructive” and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned …

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Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents — (MANILA, Philippines) The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said around 13,888 persons have evacuated to temporary shelters as the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat continues to dump more rain in Luzon.   …

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