Indonesia earthquake: two weeks on
An enormous amount has been achieved by Oxfam staff, and partners, but there's a huge job still to be done. The Indonesian Government now estimates up to 122,301* homes have been destroyed and 415,169* have suffered some level of damage. The Government estimates the number of people left homeless could be as high as 1.5 million**, and the death toll is at 5,722*.
Mat Cousins, Oxfam's Earthquake Response Programme Manager, says: "I think the earthquake has caused more widespread destruction than first thought, and the needs of people affected are enormous. It's going to take people a long time to recover from this disaster."