Archive for April, 2005

U.S. navy hospital joins relief effort in Nias

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A U.S. navy hospital ship arrived off the coast of Nias island on Tuesday, joining a big international relief effort to provide medical help and food aid for hundreds of thousands of people affected by the March 28 earthquake. Joining the USNS Niagara Falls, which dropped... »

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30% of Nias inmates report to police

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 JAKARTA: Around 30 percent of inmates from Gunung Sitoli Penitentiary in Nias, who escaped during last week's massive earthquake, have reported to local police stations, according to a senior officer at National Police Headquarters. National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Zainuri Lubis said on Monday that around 53 of 178 inmates... »

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Nias earthquake victims left untreated

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Gunung Sitoli For two days, Fajarman Harefa has been crying out in pain because his left leg is broken. He was injured after his house on Nias island collapsed when the 8.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the island. Only when his brother, Darma Harefa, treated the wound... »

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Merpati adds flights to Nias

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 JAKARTA: To assist relief work on earthquake-devastated Nias island, Merpati Nusantara Airlines has added two additional flights each day between Medan and Gunung Sitoli and Sibolga. The extra flights will be effective until April 9, using locally produced CN-235 aircraft. "We are flying more frequently to the disaster-stricken area to... »

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Nias quake victims in dire need of food

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Saturday, April 02, 2005 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post/Nias It has been four days since earthquake refugee Nujila Zendato and her five children have eaten a proper meal, because food has not been handed out to her and other displaced people. That is what prompted her to storm on Friday the disaster control center... »

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South Korea sends medical team for Nias victims

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Saturday, April 02, 2005 The Jakarta Post, Jakarta South Korea — which actively participated in relief operations in tsunami-hit Aceh — sent its condolences to earthquake victims on Nias and Sumeulue islands and dispatched a medical team, the South Korean Embassy in Jakarta announced on Friday. The 8.7-magnitude quake struck the islands late Monday... »

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Aceh, Nias and Foreigners

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005The herculean task of reconstructing Aceh had not even begun when another catastrophe struck again on Monday in the same area of northern Sumatra. More than 200,000 Indonesians perished in the Dec. 26 tsunami and it is estimated that at least 1,000 more died this week as local and foreign volunteers... »

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U.S. sends naval, medical ships to quake-hit Nias

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005 Ridwan M. Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta U.S. Embassy in Jakarta expressed its deep concern over the latest earthquake tragedy, and stated that the U.S. government was committed to supporting the recovery and relief efforts in Nias and Simeulue, two islands greatly affected by Monday's earthquake. "The United States has... »

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Damaged roads hinder relief efforts in Nias

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005 The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Crucial aid was headed toward Nias island on Thursday, but severely damaged roads and ports were slowing down efforts to get help to thousands of people affected by Monday's earthquake. Relief agencies are forced to use helicopters to ferry food, medical supplies and tents to the... »

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