Indonesians Affected By Twin Disasters Await Aid; Death Toll Rises Above 1,400

The Guardian: ‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid
“…In Palu and its surrounds, people are being pushed to the brink. The earthquake and tsunami killed [more than] 1,400 people, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced 59,000. Without enough food, water or fuel, survivors are desperate…” (Lamb, 10/2).

Washington Post: ‘I’m still in pain’: Six days after Indonesia’s double disaster, needs remain acute
“…Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited this battered city for the second time on Wednesday, and the neighboring region of Donggala for the first, where twin disasters — a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that followed — have taken 1,407 lives and counting…” (McLaughlin et al., 10/3).

Additional coverage of the Indonesian quake-tsunami is available from the New York Times, U.N. News, and Wall Street Journal.

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