Aid Slowly Reaching Indonesian Quake-Tsunami Survivors 1 Week After Twin Disasters

IRIN: Toilets and tents: A week after Indonesia’s tsunami, survivors still need basic aid
“Frustrations are mounting in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province as survivors wait for help that’s slow to arrive nearly a week after earthquakes and a tsunami destroyed homes and villages and buried an unknown number of people under rubble…” (Morse, 10/4).

Wall Street Journal: Aid Slowly Reaches Indonesia Tsunami Victims
“…Palu’s port reopened to aid vessels, wrecked hospitals are treating the injured, and an increasing number of military cargo planes are landing at the damaged airstrip. But workers are still having trouble delivering the millions of dollars of international aid to the region on western Sulawesi island struck by the 7.5-magnitude quake and ensuing tsunami…” (Otto/Lyons, 10/4).

Additional coverage of the aid efforts for the Indonesian quake-tsunami is available from Devex, The Guardian and New York Times.