Strict measures imposed on foreign NGOs and media after Indonesian earthquake

EWN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo is in Indonesia where almost 2000 people are confirmed dead in the earthquake and Tsunami and over 5000 people reported missing.

Ngcobo says since their arrival they haven't been able to visit the places where the disaster took place because of the restrictions imposed on foreign NGOs.

She says they have been restricted to a camp area and access to local residents is also restricted.

Read: Indonesia disaster death toll rises as search for bodies continues

It seems the reasons behind this is because of the spread of the diseases that may come as a result of extraction of bodies as well as the aftershock that could still be felt in the country at this stage.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

We are currently situated in Palu. The Gift of the Givers has managed to work with the local NGO to find us accommodation - we set up a camp here.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

We are also restricted in terms of movement, we are only confined to our camp.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the conversation with Ziyanda Ngcobo, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Strict measures imposed on foreign NGOs and media after Indonesian earthquake


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