UN to provide $2 million for Indonesian flood aid

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December 25, 2006 04:14

 
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The United Nations said it will provide an initial $2 million (€1.5 million) in emergency relief to the Indonesian province of Aceh, in response to this week's flash floods. Funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN said Sunday, will send relief aid to Aceh, where an estimated 170,000 people have been displaced by raging waters. Many of those affected are staying in tents or in public buildings. In Aceh's Tamiyang district, the worst hit region, rescuers found 60 bodies on Sunday, said Nurdin Jos, an Aceh government spokesman. State news agency Antara reported 114 people had been killed by the floods, which were triggered by days of seasonal rain.

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