647,000 Indonesians displaced by quake

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647,000 Indonesians displaced by quake

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BANTUL, Indonesia - U.S. Marines joined an international effort to deliver aid and medical care to nearly 650,000 Indonesians displaced by a devastating earthquake, as hopes faded of finding more survivors.

Two U.S. Marine cargo planes carrying a mobile field hospital landed Tuesday in Yogyakarta, closest to the quake area in central Java, after cracks in the airport runway were patched.

A disaster assistance response team from the U.S. Agency for International Development is being readied and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, which has extensive medical facilities, is en route to the area, White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.

The United States also increased its aid contribution to $5 million.

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Indonesian quake kills close to 6,000 people and leaves almost 650,000 displaced Saturday.
By YCON: posted on 31-5-2006








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