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Gunung Sitoli, the capital of Nias Island,which lies off the coast of Indonesia' Sumatra Island, was hit hardest when an 8.7 earthquake struck in March 2005, Many Nias residents continue to pick through the rubble of larger buildings looking for missing relatives.
A property owner in Gunung Sitoli, continues to search the rubble of her home for the bodies of two family members.
The impact of two natural disasters is having a profound and traumatizing affect on the island's children. Fearful of another tsunami, many children stay with relatives or friends in the nearby hills—well away from the shoreline.
A local man from Nias Island loads rice bags onto a truck, part of a food and aid delivery program coordinated by IOM and ECHO.
Nursing injuries in both legs, Adiela Zebua, 35, waits at the Medan airport with his son, Ardiman, 5, (not pictured) to return back to his family in Nias. Father and son Zebua were evacuated for medical treatment at a major hospital in Medan.
Following a month-long recovery Zebua, 35, and his son Ardiman return home to Nias Island. During their recovery, Zebua's wife who was also injured in the quake, gave birth to a baby girl. One other daughter, 8, died in the disaster.
In coordination with other international aid agencies, IOM returned Zebua along with other medical evacuees to their respective homes on Nias Island.
Back home on Nias Island, Zebua embraces his youngest son, who he hasn't seen since the earthquake disaster.