200,000 in need of aid
PALU, INDONESIA: Children read the Koran at a temporary shelter after the tsunami and earthquake on Palu.
The death toll has passed 2000 and officials say another 5000 people are still missing, feared dead.
Some schools reopened in Palu as children returned on Monday to tidy up their classrooms, but the number of people on the island of Sulawesi requiring aid has risen to 200,000 and some affected towns remain inaccessible, with badly damaged infrastructure. The deadly tsunami triggered by a magnitude7.5 earthquake slammed into Indonesia’s coastline on Sulawesi, destroying or damaging more than 70,000 homes. Tensions remain high with survivors trying to secure basics such as food and water.