Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need Tuesday, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 112 people, officials said. Another 502 were reported missing.
Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, humanitarian groups said.
Hiding under a blanket in the back of a car at a police checkpoint. Hopping on boats instead of staying on a road. Constantly looking over your shoulder, knowing that at any moment you -- and those with you -- face the possibility of imprisonment, torture, even death.
An earthquake of at least magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Indonesia on Monday, an aftershock of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region December 26 killing at least 175,000 people.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the United States is throwing its financial and military weight into southern Asian relief efforts not to gain favor in the Islamic world but because it's what Americans do.
Ships unloaded thousands of tons of food at docks on Sumatra's east coast, but relief planners struggled to finds ways to get the supplies to the Indonesian Island's west coast and the 800,000 people who survived the disaster.
A massive relief effort is underway to remove corpses in the Indonesian province of Aceh but rivers are still strewn with bodies more than a week after the tsunami disaster, CNN Senior Asian Correspondent Mike Chinoy reported.
Hopes of finding the thousands still missing from last week's massive earthquake and deadly tsunami glimmers weakly as desperately needed aid finally reached areas that had been cut off by the devastation.