International Aid responds to earthquake in Indonesia

By April 5, 2005

Indonesia (MNN) — International Aid is providing additional supplies in Indonesia in response to last week’s massive earthquake.

International Aid has been working with the Christian church of Indonesia. The most recent disaster hit Nias Island hardest. IA’s President Myles Fish says, “I can only imagine the fear and suffering of the people on Nias, having experienced two horrific disasters within three months. We’re working with our partners and the Indonesian government to direct whatever additional supplies and resources that are needed to the island.”

The 8.7 magnitude quake killed more than 1,000 people and damaged countless buildings. Nias Island had been particularly hard hit by the tsunami, with most near shore housing and infrastructure destroyed. The earthquake now has damaged much of the permanent and temporary housing on the Island.

International Aid has been providing medical and hygiene supplies and relief, medical clinics, water purification systems, and counseling services to the tsunami victims. Funding is needed to expand that program to help the recent earthquake victims.

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