“In a statement marking Saturday’s commemoration, the United Nations’ World Food Program said it is feeding 1.75 million survivors who lost their homes and livelihoods. The organization has so far moved more than 50,000 metric tons of food using helicopters, planes, cargo ships, landing craft and trucks.

The United Nations pledged this week to stay in the region until rebuilding is complete.

“This is not something that we are going to be able to recover from in weeks or months, it’s going to be years,” U.N. tsunami envoy Erskine Bowles said after touring Aceh.” More

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