The Indonesian Government has apppointed Surf Aid International (the charity set up 10 years ago to help the island inhabitants of the Mentawai with malaria relief and other health problems) the relief agency to help all the people on the two islands of Pagia Utara and Pagai Selatan who have lost their homes, their family members and who are severly injured in some way.
Here is some information I posted on LP Thorn Tree and update reports from their website. www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree(...)spa?threadID=1977816
Without this incredbile charity's presence in this part of the world over the past 10 yrs very few people would be living on these islands today as SAI has been involved in all the earthquakes and resultant tsunami since before Dec 26th 2004.
I will be donating on Monday to show my support in some small way.
I hope anyone else reading this will do the same if they feel the need to help.
Pamela Joy Fuge. Sydney Australia.