Indonesia: Update on Aceh earthquake, flood and landslide emergency relief and recovery program in Aceh 6 May 2005

Information released by the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Satkorlak Provinsi NAD)

Update On Aceh Recovery Program

Retrieval and Missing Persons

Total number of bodies found and buried from April 17 to April 30, 2005, is 215

- West Coast : 144

- Banda Aceh : 69

- Simeulue Regency : 2

Total number of retrieved bodies according to a report from the Indonesian Red Cross is: 128,790

Total number of people missing is still estimated at 37,063 (it is believed that some of those previously thought to be missing are confirmed dead, among IDPs, or have left NAD)

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

The total number of IDPs as a result of the December 26 tsunami as of May 6, 2005 is 595,305

Health Issues

As of May 6, 2005, there have been 100 out-patients and 461 in-patients treated at six hospitals in Banda Aceh

On May 5, two containers of medical supplies were donated by the World Harvest. Each container was given to the Aceh Provincial Health Agency and Aceh Besar Regency Health Agency.

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Update On The Aceh Earthquake

Body Retrieval

Total number of bodies found and buried up to date: 62

- Simeulue regency : 37

- Aceh Singkil : 22

- South Aceh : 3

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

According to a report by the Aceh Provincial Satkorlak PBP, the total number of IDPs as a result of the March 28 earthquake as of May 6, 2005 in Aceh is still 81,816

- Aceh Singkil : 24,742 IDPs

- Simeulue : 53,541 IDPs

- South Aceh : 3,533 IDPs

Update On Flood And Landslide Disaster In Aceh

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Current estimates of IDPs is 211 people

Supporting Information

On May 4, 2005, at 05.58 GMT (12.58 WIB), a 5.5 magnitude tectonic earthquake occurred. The epicenter is located in 4.82 northern latitude and 94.75 eastern longitude, 30 Km under the Indian Ocean, southwest of Banda Aceh.