A week after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia, thousands of displaced people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, hopes of finding any more survivors are fading.
Indonesian officials have indicated that many more people may have died in a quake disaster than the current toll, with 5,000 still unaccounted for. Authorities say the search for bodies will end October 11.
Some of the World Bank loan would be directed towards 150,000 families affected by the earthquakes and tsunami that hit Lombok and Sulawesi islands. Indonesia is still reeling from the quakes that killed 2,000 people.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island is now in the thousands. The extent of damage is still unknown as remote villages remain cut off from aid due to blocked roads.
In an interview with DW, tsunami researcher Widjo Kongko has criticized Indonesia's disaster management agencies for their failure to deal with the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami. Was the government unprepared?
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