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UN Needs $60 Million More to Aid Indonesia Quake Survivors


The United Nations says it is short more than $60 million in funding for aid for survivors of the earthquake that struck Indonesia's Java Island in May.

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement Tuesday it has received about $19 million, but needs additional funding for five more months of aid operations.

The agency said it is appealing for funds to provide tents, nutritional supplements for children under five, and medical care for those with lingering injuries. A U.N. official said supplies for thousands of babies, young children and pregnant women will run out by the end of July unless $4.5 million is raised before then.

The Indonesian earthquake killed more than 5,700 people and left 100,000 people homeless.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.