Indonesian Earthquake: Time for Some People-Hugging

A year and a half after the Asian tsunami, Indonesia is hit by disaster again. "In the early hours of the day yesterday, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck just south of Indonesia’s art and culture capital of Yogyakarta, Central Java. The quake left more than 4,600 people dead, mainly in the rural district of Bantul, situated between Yogyakarta city and the southern coast of Java. As many as 30,000 other people were injured, and some 100,000 will likely be displaced as a result of the severe damage to homes across the affected region. At least a third of the victims are young children." Time for some people-hugging: RedCross.org, Unicef