12 September, 2007

Indonesia Quake: UN OCHA to conduct initial assessments tomorrow

The following was sent via SMS from the UN OCHA office in Indonesia:

Tomorrow morning), a team from Banda Aceh comprising OCHA and UN staff will be dispatched into the affected area for inital assessment. As of now, there is no contact to the affected area (by OCHA field office Indonesia) due to interrupted communication lines. Unconfiremd reports from IFRC indicate damage to houses and infrastructure. OCHA Geneva has alerted the Asia/Pacific UNDAC team as a cautionary measure.
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