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When a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, doctor Rangi W. Sudrajat joined the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) emergency response team dispatched to reach communities cut off by the disaster.
MSF has been doing medical consultations in the ruined town of Guiuan for the past four days. Six hundred patients came on the first day, and although numbers dropped on subsequent days, it gives an indication of people’s health needs in the typhoon affected zone.
At the same time, MSF teams on different islands are doing their first consultations, so we are beginning to build up a picture of the needs and the individual human suffering that has accompanied this disaster.