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Indonesia Expat - - NEWS - Palang Merah In­done­sia (the In­done­sian Red Cross): donasi.pmi.or.id CARE: care.org You can do­nate for the peo­ple of Florida here: www.redcross.org/do­nate/ hur­ri­cane-michael- do­na­tions.html www.ic­nare­lief.org/michael This is our health and beauty is­sue so

The rainy sea­son seems to be with us again so don’t for­get to make sure you keep a good um­brella with you at all times. We can ex­pect floods and more and big­ger traf­fic jams in the next few months so leave some ex­tra time for your jour­neys and, if you are in doubt, avoid go­ing out while it’s rain­ing if you can. This is also the sea­son of in­creased risk of dis­eases so take ex­tra care. Res­pi­ra­tory dis­eases, di­ar­rhoea, flu, dengue fever, lep­tospiro­sis, ty­phoid and oth­ers are more com­mon at this time of year. You can pro­tect your­self by pay­ing ex­tra at­ten­tion to hy­giene, par­tic­u­larly hand wash­ing, by pro­tect­ing your­self from mos­qui­toes at all times and by avoid­ing con­tact with dirty wa­ter. Con­sult your doc­tor if you feel un­well or if you are in any doubt. The tragic events in Florida have pre­dictably pushed Palu out of the in­ter­na­tional head­lines but please re­mem­ber that the peo­ple of Cen­tral Su­lawesi are still suf­fer­ing in the af­ter­math of the earth­quakes and tsunami that hit the area re­cently. There have been many re­ports of fake col­lec­tions for the vic­tims, and even large scale scams aimed at ex­tract­ing money from the well-in­ten­tioned pub­lic. There have been many such scams by un­scrupu­lous crim­i­nals over the years, so for this is­sue we asked Ken­neth Ye­ung to take a look at the sub­ject and re­port back on his find­ings. You will find that re­port in­side this is­sue. If you would like to make sure that your money is go­ing to the right please, please go to one of the fol­low­ing:

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