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Sunday 9 January 2005

Oxfam flies water and sanitation equipment to Indonesia

Oxfam will be sending an aid flight carrying 27 tonnes of water and sanitation equipment from Nottingham East Midlands Airport in the UK on Sunday 9 January bound for Indonesia. The plane, which is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), will help provide clean water to families who have been affected by the disaster.

Sam Barratt, spokesperson for Oxfam said: "Conditions on the ground in Banda Aceh are absolutely desperate. This equipment will help Oxfam's staff on the ground provide clean water and stop the spread of disease. This is just the start of a long programme to help the people of Aceh to rebuild their lives."

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