Oxfam team lands on Nias island

An Oxfam international rapid response assessment team have just landed on the Indonesian island of Nias.

Alessandra Boas, a member of the Oxfam assessment team said: "The devastation is obvious as soon as you land. Many of the houses here have collapsed, but it's still too early for us to get a sense of the full scale of this."

The Oxfam team have just landed by helicopter having left from Banda Aceh this morning. The team are now on their way by motorbikes from the landing site to the area where the devastation is greatest.

"We're now on our way to the people made homeless by the quake and assess what their most urgent needs are and how we can help," added Ms Bosa.

The Oxfam assessment team includes an engineer and an emergency response specialist.

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