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Indonesia Follows Earthquake with Immunizations

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

East Timor's neighbor, Indonesia, is still contending with the aftermath of last month's earthquake. In an effort to stop the spread of disease, Indonesia says it will begin immunizing thousands of people against tetanus and measles.

Right now, the survivors are more concerned about getting fed. Truckloads of rice were supposed to reach survivors today, but were delayed by what are described as bureaucratic problems. The government also angered survivors by limiting cash relief payments until after a damage assessment is finished.

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