Indonesia Nias, March 2005

After the devastating Tsunami that hit the region another earthquake struck the region of Aceh. WFP sent rice, canned fish, biscuits and vegetable oil from Banda Aceh to Nias, which bore the brunt of the earthquake. These back-up food reserves aboard a landing craft arrived together with a portable warehouse, to give WFP more storage space on the island.

Before this latest crisis, WFP was giving food to some 22,000 tsunami survivors on Simeulue and 2,000 on Nias. Initial estimates from assessment teams on the ground on Nias are that some 200,000 people out of the total population of 450,000 will need food aid for about two months.

Photo: WFP/Gerald Bourke

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