Due to High Wave and Wild Sea, The Follow on Medical team of YAKKUM/YEU to Mentawai is returning to Padang

Together with 18 medical personnel from the District Government Health Division, YAKKUM follow on medical team consists of 1 MD and 2 nurses who are on their way with small ship to Mentawai  has to return to the base at seaport in Padang after 2 hours in the sea, due to mounting high wave and wild sea.
It is still uncertain when they are able to reach Mentawai islands to extend help for the survivors of earthquake and tsunami hit the islands last week. According to Disaster National Task Force (BNPB), there are 15,097 people are affected and displaced, 427 died, 173 seriously injured and 75 are still missing. There are 517 heavily damaged houses. Mentawai islands has been isolated and having poor infrastructure despite the fact that its located above very active tectonic plates.


From: Disaster Oasis (via Posterous) <post@disasteroasis.posterous.com>
To: arshinta_2000@yahoo.com
Sent: Wed, November 3, 2010 5:23:29 PM
Subject: Merapi tension Increased, Plan of Evacuation Prepared!

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Oase in Disaster - Yakkum Emergency Unit This blog is official blog of Yakkum Emergency Unit Member of ACT Alliance and Member of Humanitarian Forum of Indonesia. The contents of this blog covers the YEU's activities related to emergency responds activities in Indonesia. Currently, we are working in emergency respon in three different areas; to respond Wasior flash-flood affected people in Manokwari, West Papua, tsunami-Mentawai affected people in Mentawai, West Sumatera, and Merapi Volcano Eruption in Central Java and Yogyakarta. At the national level, we are coordinating within the network of Humanitarian Forum of Indonesia (HFI) and at the International level we're coordinating with Global Network for Disaster Reduction and ACT Alliance. Email: yeu@yeu.or.id Follow us in twitter @yeu2001 www.yeu.or.id www.actalliance.org www.humanitarianforumindonesia.org
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