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Mentawai

Delayed Tsunami Aid Stirs Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the wake of Indonesian crises, criticism of delayed aid has overwhelmed reports of the natural disaster. The Wall Street Journal reports that th...

Indonesian Rescue Mission Complicated By Weather (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Aid workers, faced with extreme weather conditions, are having difficulty reaching the shores of the remote Mentawai Islands region of Indonesia. A C...

The Sanitation Problem in Mentawai: Watch What You Eat

Dave Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Jenkins

I first went to the remote Mentawai islands, off Indonesia's West Sumatran coast, in 1999 in pursuit of waves; I soon realized the sanitation situation was disastrous, and decided to take action.