Tents arrive for 10,000 Indonesians made homeless by earthquake

Some 2,000 emergency tents have been delivered by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to people who have been made homeless by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

Around 10,000 children, women and men will be accommodated in the tents which arrived over the last week.

Additional aid, including more tents, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and solar lamps, is on its way.

According to the Indonesia National Agency for Disaster Management, the September 2018 quake and subsequent tsunami damaged around 68,000 houses, displacing 200,000 people and killing some 2,000 others.

UNHCR staff described the effects of the natural disaster as “beyond imagination” and “devastating.”

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