Rescue operations continue on Sulawesi island in Indonesia a week after a devastating natural disaster and tsunami last Friday.
Photo taken on October 4, 2018 shows a collapsed mosque in the wake of an quake in Palu, Indonesia.
Thousands have been injured and more than 70,000 evacuated to shelters and makeshift tents that have sprouted across Palu, the provincial capital of Sulawesi island that is home to most of the victims, and its surrounding areas.
At least 1,400 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise as searchers have now changed their mission to that of extracting bodies instead of looking for survivors.
Some roads remain impassable, detritus from the tsunami is scattered everywhere, and terrified people are sleeping outside in makeshift camps for fear of more quakes.
Doctors have been flocking to help from other parts of Indonesia.
"There are people camping all over the place, there are people camping at the airport, there are people camping in the streets, and the airport itself is really badly damaged", he said.
The aftermath of the September 29 natural disaster after it hit Petobo neighbourhood in Palu, Indonesia, October 5, 2018.
He said the government will ensure that affected children return to school within a month.
MANILA- The Philippines on Friday extended its sympathies to Indonesia following the devastating natural disaster and tsunami that left at least 1,500 dead in Palu, Central Sulawesi. "When a disaster strikes, the country would ask first and when there is a request we will come to help". Indonesian President Joko Widodo said this week it had to be repaired and properly maintained.
"Now we have nothing at all....we tried everything and have no response", he said.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency estimated a series of earlier quakes that hit the resort island of Lombok in July and August had caused damages worth 12 trillion rupiah ($790 million) and killed almost 500 people.
"I think we can do a lot of good here".
Food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu, the largest city heavily damaged.
Inhabitants of more remote, rural areas have complained of a lack of aid and support since the tragedy.
"Children urgently need shelter and essential hygiene items to prevent the spread of diseases and contamination as families are packed into evacuation centers with limited supply of clean water", Koteng said.
The U.N. announced a $15 million allocation to bolster relief efforts.
Indonesia has suffered more deaths from tsunamis than any other country, according to the United Nations, and the Central Sulawesi disaster is the sixth fatal tsunami to strike the country since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.