05 June, 2006

Needs Attention Immediately

Devastated Java quake area being ignored, says priest -05/06/06

A Jesuit priest from Central Java has expressed concern that the districts of Wedi, Gantiwarno and Bayat have been “totally forgotten” by rescue teams and the news media in the midst of wider Indonesia earthquake aid initiatives.

More 2,000 people died in the three sub-districts of Klaten regency in the quake that struck the island of Java on 27 May 2006. To date, only a few rescue workers have gone there and survivors have complained about the indifference of their co-nationals.

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