Norway Aids Indonesian Flood Victims

The Norwegian government has donated NOK 6 million distributing aid and relief to the flood victims in Ache region, Indonesia, caused by several days of torrential seasonal rain.
At least 70 people were killed in flooding and twice as many were missing in Aceh, while 39 drowned in storm waters or were buried in a landslide. Raging water, several meters deep in some areas, swept through villages in eastern and northern Aceh, washing away bridges and roads.
Thousands of victims headed for shelters on the road to the regional capital, Medan, many of them suffering from skin problems and fever caused by poor hygiene and dirty water.
Therefore Norway has allocated NOK 5 million to the UN and NOGs, and NOK 1 million as Norway’s share from the UN Relief.

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