Broad reach for Java quake
A World Bank report says the damage is 'much greater than initially believed.'
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Karmijono Pontjo, a doctor who helps run a small public health office, says that his team of doctors is rushing to help thousands of victims recover before the rainy season arrives. He says that in camps diseases are spreading.Skip to next paragraph
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"Water systems were bad enough here before the quake, now they're ruined," says Supri Lenggono, a sanitation worker with the local health clinic. "I'll say it straight: we need the foreign aid agencies."
After the quake, neighbors immediately began gathering materials to rebuild their houses, working together in a customary local communal work pool called Gotong Royong. "It's helping get us through," says Subarno, a soybean cake seller.
Mr. Supri says that Gotong Royong will be essential, but not enough. "Please tell them to help us build more clinics."
The following are among the aid agencies accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake in Indonesia. Contact the individual group for information on how to send donations.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19
+41 22 730 42 22
Plan International Indonesian Earthquake and Mount Merapi Appeal Plan, International Headquarters
Chobham House, Christchurch Way
Woking, Surrey GU21 6JG
+44 1483 755 155
Fax: +44 1483 756 505
Save the Children Indonesian Children's Emergency Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
Source: Associated Press, staff