Caritas Sees Greater Destruction in Indonesia Quake Aftermath

From CRS partner Caritas:

Caritas teams in Sumatra say that with every hour a picture is emerging of greater destruction and loss of lives following an earthquake off the coast of the Indonesia.

Caritas Communications Officer Christina Grawe said from the quake-hit main city of Padang, “Caritas teams have visited the villages and say the needs are much worse than in the city. People need food, water, tents and tools to rebuild makeshift shelters. The death toll isn’t realistic as it is just the people who have been recovered and taken to the hospital and officially registered. We have no idea of how many people have died outside Padang.

“The problems in providing relief are logistical as a lack of electricity and mobile network coverage makes it difficult to coordinate. Many government buildings have been destroyed making it difficult for them to operate Petrol stations aren’t able to function without electricity so there is a shortage of gas to transport aid to the most needed areas. Over the next day, we’ll be working out how to get aid to the outlying areas.”


To help families in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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