Skip to comments.Quake Victims Could Be Left Without Basic Provisions For Months, Warns President
Posted on 05/29/2006 6:16:35 PM PDT by blam
Quake victims could be left without basic provisions for months, warns president
· Rescuers give up hope of finding more survivors
· Homeless and sick face threat of erupting volcano
John Aglionby in Yogyakarta
Tuesday May 30, 2006
The Guardian (UK)
Indonesia's president warned last night it would take months to deal with the basic needs of tens of thousands of earthquake survivors, as rescue teams all but gave up hope of pulling more people alive from the rubble. Relief started trickling through to towns demolished by Saturday's 6.3-magnitude quake that killed at least 4,300 people on Java island, but President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono predicted it would take three months to provide the displaced and injured with basic shelter and medical equipment and regular, sufficient food supplies.
Compounding fears for the estimated 200,000 people left without shelter in heavy rains that have drenched the stricken landscape, a volcano 15 miles north of the most devastated communities belched lava more than two miles down its slopes yesterday. The head of Mount Merapi's monitoring centre, Subandriyo, said the earthquake had caused "instability in the lava dome". "There is still a chance that a big eruption might occur," he said. Government agencies are giving different death tolls from Saturday's tragedy, highlighting the confusion and inadequate coordination. Mr Yudhoyono is working on a figure of 4,395 provided by the provincial government. Earlier in the day, the social affairs ministry said 5,137 people had died. The UN estimates 20,000 have been injured.
Indonesian soldiers and Malaysian rescue crews were among those who spent the day touring the area responding to calls that bodies were still trapped below crumpled houses. Nobody was pulled out alive. "We've received a few calls this morning," one team leader, Lieutenant Colonel Tinan Duisjanto told the Guardian as his troops pulled the...
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The Indonesian elite have plent of oil money, let them take care of their own.
Care for a candy?
May I recommend that they call 1-800-ALLAH. The US can never do enough. China, Russia, India, and the EU are part of the world too. Let the ingrates go without.
They should take care of their own. I don't support tax dollars in any form to help out, but private charities can knock themselves out.
Didnt these Islamic folks say Katrina was Allahs punishment on New Orleans?
Why doesn't the MSM/LSM/DBM call this situation a quagmire?
I'm pretty sure that the elite in Indonesia don't give a tinker's damn about what happens to the general population.Just like the elites in this country.
Doesn't Indonesian have a FEMA? Let them handle it. ;^)
"I'm pretty sure that the elite in Indonesia don't give a tinker's damn about what happens to the general population.Just like the elites in this country."
From my experience (traveling thru, living, teaching and working there 1967- 1976)I would have to agree with you. The "elite" families are fabulously wealthy and for the most part act in public as pious muslums when in reality it's a BS front to get votes.
Ignorance is rampid in Indonesia and the social control of the masses thru the Iman and Mosques is profound. The Iman need only to say a word and one of their own could be ostricised or ripped to pieces on the spot without a second thought. Kind of keeps one in line - hmmmmm.
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