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20 July, 2006

Java tsunami refugees need clothes, baby food, homes

Clothes, infant food and permanent shelters are among the most pressing needs for refugees in a camp in the hills above this tsunami-hit Indonesian beach town, survivors said.

Sanitation is also an issue since the tents on a football field above Pangandaran town have no field toilets yet, although there are medical supplies and simple meals of instant noodles or rice.

A string of camps dotted around the hills above the beach resort are now home to thousands who lost their houses or are simply too frightened to go back to low-lying land after Monday's tsunami that killed 574.

Read the Full Article at Reuters AlertNet.

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