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Indonesian Christians Seek Solace In Church

Indonesian Christians sought solace Sunday in churches in the city of Palu, hard hit last week by an earthquake and a tsunami that roiled central Sulawesi, killing 1,763 people and seriously injuring some 2,500 people. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country, but there are Christian communities throughout the archipelago. The spokesman for Indonesia's disaster agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, says there are about 5,000 people still missing. He said the search for the victims would end on Thursday (October 11). Some 70,000 people have been displaced. The U.N. is seeking $50.5 million from the international community to provide relief for the 191,000 Indonesians affected by the natural disasters. The U.N. announced its plan Friday, saying it developed the program in consultation with its counterparts in the Indonesian government. The initiative outlines the support needed from the international community over the next three months. United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia,...

 

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