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Update Indonesia Earthquake - October 6


Over the past two days UNICEF has distributed 15 such tents with another 228 tents and school materials being rushed to the area as authorities aim to re-start schooling, as a way of helping children affected by the quake to focus on a regular routine again.

©UNICEF Indonesia/2009/Josh Estey
Inside a tent classroom provided by UNICEF, teachers address the start of the first grade 1 class at Elementary School 17 in Padang, West Sumatra, less than one week after a massive earthquake devastated the Indonesian province.


©UNICEF Indonesia/2009/Josh Estey

Amidst the rubble of Elementary School 17 in Padang, West Sumatra, a UNICEF school tent awaits the arrival of the first Grade 1 students.

©UNICEF Indonesia/2009/Josh Estey
Children hunt for school books that can be salvaged and used again amidst the rubble of Elementary School 17.

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