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Life in Shelter

More than a year has gone by since the earthquakes, tsunami and soil liquefaction hit Palu and its surrounding regions in Central Sulawesi.

Kelvin Hianusa/Benediktus Krisna Yogatama/Harry Susilo/Videlis Jemali
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A partially collapsed house stands abandoned on Wednesday (8/1/2020) in Balaroa subdistrict of West Palu district, Palu, Central Sulawesi, which was severely damaged in the earthquake and soil liquefaction of 28 Sept. 2018.

However, the disaster is still all too present in Palu, where many of the survivors still live in shelters and are distraught at the thought of their future. Many struggle every day to build a new life for themselves.

The sun was shining brightly on Friday (10/1/2020), yet Tommy had a gloomy look on his face as he stared into space, sitting alone on a plastic chair in an 18-square-meter tent in the shelter complex of Balaroa subdistrict in West Palu, Central Sulawesi.

Syahnan Rangkuti