Over 190,000 need help after quakes, tsunami in Indonesia : UN

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Jakarta, Oct 2: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Monday said that a total of 191,000 people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance after multiple quakes and an ensuing tsunami devastated Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.

A total of 56 per cent of the figure were classified as rural population and the rest are urban population, Chinese news agency, Xinhua stated, quoting the relief agency. Among the assistance desperately needed were foods, clean water and shelters, it added.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it sits on vulnerable quake-affected areas of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Strong and shallow quakes of 6. UNI