» 06/02/2006, 00.00
Quake: Indonesia's mourning
The account of a priest who visited areas struck by the earthquake in the three days right after the tragedy. He talks about the damage suffered by the Catholic community in Java, survivors' desperation, beggars on the road and children crying for scraps of food.
Quake: How to help the Indonesian Church
Survivors in quake-hit zones are praying for their dead and that those wounded may be healed. The Bishops' Conference has launched a fund to raise money for stricken zones. We have listed the bank account details for donations.
Indonesian Church: more than 100,000 dollars for Java quake survivors
The Crisis Centre of the Indonesian Bishops' Conference, which has been on the frontline to offer aid, has declared the emergency phase is winding up in Yogyakarta region. The director has declared he is "proud of the response from different communities". More than 100,000 dollars were raised in Indonesia alone in just over 10 days.
Java quake: call for orthopedic supplies as death toll exceeds 5,800
Apart from food and medicine, WHO and Jakarta are also asking donors for orthopedic materials. Foreign aid is pouring in. The Indonesian authorities are grappling with treated patients who do not want to leave overcrowded hospitals.
Java quake: Fear for artistic heritage as death toll exceeds 5,000
Around 200,000 displaced people spent their second night outdoors. Aid is on the way; the commitment of Caritas Internationalis. "Extensive" damage has been reported to the Hindu temple of Prambanan, the largest in the country.
Thousands killed and wounded in Java quake
The quake took place this morning around Yogyakarta, flattening houses and affecting thousands of people. The president has called out the army. Hospitals are already full to overflowing: doctors are being forced to operate outside. Mosques and churches are hosting displaced people.
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