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Thursday 30 December 2004

Indonesian Authorities Give Access to Foreign Volunteers

Highlights from Harian Pelita, Indonesia (30 December 2004)

Indonesian Authorities Give Access to Foreign Volunteers..

Doctors, technicians and social workers including diplomats will be given visa on arrival upon their arrival to Medan.

According to the spokesman of the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs (Deplu) http://www.deplu.go.id/2003/ , Yuri Thamrin cargo flights from overseas will arrive in Medan or Bandara Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh. They will have to get flight clearance from Deplu who will work closely with Mabes and Dephub.
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am concerned and wondering about the children who are right now on their own, uncertain if their parents or guidarians are lost, or even worse, killed. I have caught only few segments on television where many are gathered (seemingly hundreds of them) and they seem to be sitting outside. Since I admit I don't know much of the area, here are my concerns as I am doing all I can within my own means out here in New Jersey/New York to help using my humanitarian connections.

Is the weather warm enough for the children to be walking without shoes as I noticed most of them are?

Are the children who may be mentally disabelled or challenged getting additional attention and care considering their position, and if so, who and which organizations, can you list them... also, for those children who may have already been sick or handicapped before the accident, are they being cared for by those who are aware of their conditions already or no...

Also, in terms of the animals...

I have heard only one report of a local zoo, wildlife zoo, and none of the animals were noticed to have been killed. Of course I am thrilled to hear this, however, I am still scared that many are missing along with the humans that are still (and may never be found) do to the pushing of the waves...

Is there one animal or wildlife resource contact you could give for those wanting to see how the animals of the area survived and/or are doing?

Thank you very much.

Jamie Leigh
http://www.jamieleigh.net
The Official Jamie Leigh Website
Email: jamieleighdotnet@hotmail.com
516.967.1513

Fri Dec 31, 12:44:00 AM IST  
Blogger Shannon Szukala said :

http://www.humanistleague.org/tsunamiblog.html

Add my link please. If you can. It will help greatly.

Fri Dec 31, 01:47:00 AM IST  
Blogger hangwu said :

hi jamie - i think the situation is very dire in banda aceh and northern sumatra. airports and roads are devastated. help has just starting to trickle in. And the coastline affected is a very long stretch. It is a race against time to get aid and medicine to the rural areas. If you want to help, donate money (and ask your friends donate) to charitable organisation like oxfam, unicef, red cross or doctors without borders. re- animals - i havent read any stories about them.

Shannon - with regard to your links you might want to consider contacting the administrators of this website.

Fri Dec 31, 03:44:00 AM IST