Thursday, October 28, 2010

Travel News and Alerts: Indonesian Tsunami Victims Continue Struggle

Vicitms navigate the flood waters in Tangerang, Banten (photo courtesy of

The New York Times reports that Indonesians are struggling to recover after a devastating tsunami and numerous volcanic eruptions that followed. In the October 28th story, the paper states the current death count is at least 340, with displaced individuals estimated at 16,000. On the island of Java, aid workers are attempting to provide victims with food, water and medical supplies. The Jakarta Post reported today that aid "in the form of supplies and donations" has been flowing into the country. The European Commission and the Australian government have been two of the biggest contributors. To donate funds or otherwise help victims, a good resource is's Donor Guide to Global Emrencies.

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