TITLE

A Cruel Blow

PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);6/12/2006 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 147 Issue 24, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an earthquake in Java, Indonesia. Many Javanese believe the earthquake that hit their island on May 30, 2006 was a warning from God. The 6.3-magnitude temblor devastated the area around the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, 440 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, killing at least 6,200 people, injuring some 30,000 and destroying more than 100,000 homes. Donors have lined up to help--the Asian Development Bank has pledged $60 million in loans--and Jan Egeland, the United Nations' top humanitarian coordinator, said late last week that the relief effort had made "enormous progress." Still, the United Nations is planning a six-month relief effort.
ACCESSION #
21301449

 

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