Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

  • This Oct. 1, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused heavy damage to the area. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

  • This combo of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia, on Aug. 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake, left, and on Oct. 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area, right. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

  • Indonesian rescuers search for missing persons in the ruins of Roa-Roa Hotel following a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • A man takes a photo of a car lifted into the air with his mobile phone following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • People survey the damage following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • A man carry items he saved from the rubble following a major earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate.(AP Photo/Rifki)

PALU, Indonesia — Desperation was visible everywhere Tuesday among victims receiving little aid in areas heavily damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. Signs propped along roads read “We Need Food” and “We Need Support,” while children begged for cash in the streets and long lines of cars snarled traffic as people waited for fuel.

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