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Poverty 'surged' after Bali bombing

Hundreds of thousands of people were impoverished as a result of the bombs that killed almost 200 people in Bali in October 2002, a new report says. The report, by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), was released the day after hundreds of survivors and relatives of victims paid an emotional tribute to the victims. The likelihood, the research says, is that many local workers faced substantial salary cuts or job losses following the attack, and are now too poor to afford healthcare. And it warns that without tighter security the former “crown jewel” of Indonesian tourism may never return to its former glory. “It is clear now that the crisis is deeper and longer lasting than at first anticipated,” it said, “giving greater urgency to the need for effective action.” Full Story

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