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30 Mar 2005 description

As a result of the massive earthquake that struck just before midnight, local time, on Monday 28 March, off the coast of Indonesia, around one thousand people on the island of Nias are reported to have died. Just over 36 hours after the earthquake, Leo MacGillivray, ICMC's Project Director for Aceh, flew by helicopter to Nias to make an assessment of the situation. On his return to Aceh, Leo filed this report:

21 Jan 2005 description

At the time of the disaster caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in the Indian Ocean region on Sunday 26 December 2004, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) was working in 13 of Indonesia's 30 provinces, with offices in Jakarta, Ambon and Masohi in Maluku Province, as well as Banda Aceh in Aceh province and Medan in North Sumatra Province.

In Aceh province, and prior to the disaster, ICMC was one of four international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a presence in the area.

20 Jan 2005 description

In responding to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is working closely with local and international organizations in Indonesia to plan for both the short and long-term needs of survivors most devastated by the floods in that country.

This joint working will combine the relief and recovery efforts of all the organizations involved, and cover the first emergency projects in Indonesia.