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Quake-hit Sulawesi needs more help

JAKARTA (UCAN): People affected by the deadly magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on September 28, killing more than 2,000 people and displacing more than 70,000 more, are still in desperate need of relief supplies.
 
Father Joy Derry, who heads Caritas in the Diocese of Manado, said the Church, along with other relief organisations is continuing to provide basic needs.
 

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Quake aid workers warned against proselytising

JAKARTA (UCAN): Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, warned volunteers from religious-based organisations offering aid to survivors of deadly earthquakes that recently struck the tourist island of Lombok, against proselytising. The region was hit by three powerful quakes on July 29, August 5, and August 19, killing hundreds of people and displacing thousands more.
 
The September 3 warning came after a video, purportedly showing aid workers allegedly proselytising among child survivors, went viral on social media.

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