Earthquake

Strong quake jolts Indonesia’s Sumatra

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
By nias

Jakarta – A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Nias Island off the western coast of Sumatra early Wednesday, but there were no reports of structural damage or injuries, an official said. Full text … »

Child trafficking still going strong in Aceh, Nias

Monday, December 19, 2005
By nias

Monday, December 19, 2005 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan A non-governmental organization (NGO) has reported that child trafficking and illegal adoptions were continuing in the tsunami-ravaged areas of Aceh and Nias. Several children of the tsunami were found to have been sold to irresponsible parties in Malaysia, while very young victims of the... »

50,000 Nias refugees still in tents, children malnourished

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
By nias

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan Around 50,000 earthquake survivors on Nias island are still living in tents and military-style barracks and more than 1,400 children are malnourished despite the millions of dollars in aid earmarked for the area, a study says. Poor living conditions and food intake meant 1,463... »

Nias residents warn of child trafficking

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
By nias

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Abdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Several prominent figures from Nias alleged on Monday that dozens of children had been taken off the island illegally since the tsunami in December. Director of Jakarta-based Nias Potential and Empowerment Council (LP2N) Ebenezer Hia said that in addition to the 10 children now... »

Nias children to be reunited with parents

Friday, June 17, 2005
By nias

Friday, June 17, 2005 Abdul Khalik and Theresia Sufa, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Bogor Ten young children from Nias, brought to Jakarta on Tuesday without proper documents, will soon be returned to their parents, pending identification of their families and addresses in the earthquake-ravaged island. Jakarta police said on Thursday that the children were... »

Earthquake altered Nias’ position

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
By nias

Tuesday, June 07, 2005 The massive quake that hit Nias island on March 28 has altered its position. »

Homecoming: Injured reunited with Nias family

Sunday, May 29, 2005
By nias

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Upon the invitation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), The Jakarta Post's Chisato Hara observed the organization's assisted voluntary return program in Medan, in Gunung Sitoli, Nias, and onboard the USNS Mercy off the coast of Nias. Adeli Zebua, 31, is still in pain from a leg injury he... »

IOM helps Nias people get home

Sunday, May 29, 2005
By nias

Sunday, May 29, 2005 The March 28 earthquake on Nias, off the western coast of Sumatra, devastated the island and its residents' lives, killing about 2,000 people and injuring hundreds of others. Dozens of international aid organizations, non-governmental organizations and government institutions working to recover Aceh responded immediately, sending emergency teams to Nias, and... »

Nias residents face tough times

Friday, May 27, 2005
By nias

Friday, May 27, 2005 MEDAN, North Sumatra: The Nias administration said on Thursday that some 8,000 people, many of whom had lost family and houses in a massive quake two months ago, were still living in temporary camps. Many of the displaced persons are suffering from various ailments, including respiratory diseases, according to Nias... »

Slovakia sends aid to Aceh, Nias

Monday, May 9, 2005
By nias

Monday, May 09, 2005 JAKARTA: Slovakia, a small Central European country, has sent 40 tons of humanitarian aid for Dec. 26 tsunami victims in Aceh and Nias Island in North Sumatra, the Slovakian Embassy said on Sunday. "A ship carrying 40 tons of humanitarian relief, including movable assets such as generator sets, field hospitals,... »

BHA donates to Aceh and Nias

Thursday, April 28, 2005
By nias

Thursday, April 28, 2005 DENPASAR: The Bali Hotels Association (BHA) this week disbursed the final portion of US$41,000 in cash donations to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Aceh and Nias island. The final $28,000 in funds will be divided equally between three foundations currently providing direct relief in the affected areas. These foundations... »

Nias regent raises official death toll in March quake

Thursday, April 21, 2005
By nias

Thursday, April 21, 2005 The Jakarta Post, Gunung Sitoli, Medan An official announced on Wednesday that the death toll from the earthquake on Nias island in North Sumatra was now at 839. Of the victims, 682 were residents of Nias regency and the rest were from South Nias regency, Nias Regent Binahati Baeha said... »

Book shows solidarity with Aceh, Nias children

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
By nias

Thursday, May 19, 2005 Emmy Fitri, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta With Jakarta kids now firmly belonging to the MTV generation, many fear they will grow up to be indifferent to others around them. These fears, however, would seem to be little more than fears, as shown by 17 elementary school students who still dearly... »

Another quake hits Nias island, residents flee

Monday, April 18, 2005
By nias

Monday, April 18, 2005 The Jakarta Post, Medan/Padang/Yogyakarta A major earthquake shook Nias island late on Saturday, causing panic among residents, an official said on Sunday. No fatalities were reported, but the undersea quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale added to the trauma of residents following the massive quake on March 28 that... »

Foreign volunteers free to stay as long as they wish on Nias

Saturday, April 16, 2005
By nias

Saturday, April 16, 2005 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post/Medan The North Sumatra provincial administration, which is in charge of disaster mitigation on Nias island, on Thursday announced that it would give ample time for the foreign relief workers involved in humanitarian relief efforts to stay in the area, and gave assurances as regards their... »

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