West Papua flood agony continues

INDONESIA’S Provincial Red Cross in Papua is working with local disaster authorities and other agencies to supply shelter, clean water and sanitation to over 11,000 people displaced by the Sentani floods two weeks ago.
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West Papua flooding, captured by the BBC

Staff Reporter

The death toll remains at 112 and 94 people are still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Sentani in Jayapura Regency, in Papua Province, Radio New Zealand International reports.
 
The head of the Red Cross in Jayapura, Derek Windessy, said while the search continues for missing people, the main focus now is on providing relief supplies to the thousands of people currently staying in evacuation posts.
 
"We are starting with the build of toilets for the people and starting to distribute water. And we will again be starting to distribute our Red Cross items such as family kits, kitchenware, and cleaning tools."
 
Windessy said authorities were continuing to search for the missing and families can use the Red Cross service 'Restoring Family Links' to try and coordinate with those they are concerned about.

 

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