30 May, 2006

Indonesia Aid Update

BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, but many victims complained vital aid was not reaching them.

Planes carrying supplies from abroad reached the stricken region, while the airport at the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, the main city in the affected area, re-opened to commercial traffic despite a heavily damaged terminal.

U.N. officials say more than 22 countries have responded to Indonesia's call for help with aid or pledges of assistance.

But help was still a long way off for some.

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