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Thursday, 6 January, 2005

Cash and medicines - not food - the priority now, says Indonesia

American amphibious force to relieve cut-off areas

Brian Whitaker
Thursday January 6, 2005
The Guardian

Indonesia now has enough food and clothes to meet the needs of tsunami survivors but donations of money and medicines are still vital, its embassy in London said yesterday.

The embassy, which has set up a taskforce to process donations and deal with enquiries about missing people, said gifts of food had been "more than sufficient".

Deluged with offers of help, the affected countries face a battle to get the right kind of aid to the right places.

In Medan, on the island of Sumatra, US marine helicopters worked yesterday to remove a glut of supplies that had been dumped near a warehouse at the airport.

The supplies were loaded on to the USS Bonhomme Richard, a multipurpose assault ship, which will take them to the inaccessible west coast. There, they will be delivered to survivors by what General Christian Crowley, the head of the US military's relief mission in Indonesia, described as an "amphibious strike force".

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Thu Jan 06, 07:59:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Thu Jan 06, 09:21:00 AM IST