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UN Seeks $50.5 Million for Indonesia Disaster Aid

The United Nations says it is seeking $50.5 million from the international community to provide relief for the 191,000 Indonesians affected by last week's earthquake and tsunami in central Sulawesi. 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. The death toll from the Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami in central Sulawesi has surpassed 1,500, and some 2,500 people have been reported seriously injured. The U.N. said in a statement that 113 people remain missing. About 70,000 people have been displaced. United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Anita Nirody, said the full scale of the disaster and the recovery needs are becoming clear now that a week has passed. She said the plan includes immediate relief, as well as logistical support needed to deliver... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, UN Seeks $50.5 Million for Indonesia Disaster Aid, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you UN Seeks $50.5 Million for Indonesia Disaster Aid

 

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