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Last Updated: Monday, 26 June 2006, 13:58 GMT 14:58 UK
In pictures: Java quake a month on

A month on from the earthquake which hit Indonesia's Yogyakarta, the BBC's Lucy Williamson has been to the village of Bawuran, in Bantul district, to see how relief efforts have been going.


Tents donated by aid organisations or local authorities have sprung up all around the district of Bantul, but around half of the 300,000 people left homeless by the quake are still without adequate shelter.


Things that once filled a house cannot be squeezed under a few metres of canvas. Many villagers who managed to save valuable possessions are having to stack them outside.

Building begins

Even while the rubble is still being cleared and tents distributed, some people have started building sturdier structures.


Others, like Edi, are just gathering up materials that might be useful when the time comes to rebuild.

Edi's family

With his family's home destroyed, Edi is having to help look after his extended family.

Supri's house

Supri's house, built three years ago, is still standing, but is too dangerous to live in. He is waiting for compensation promised by the government before rebuilding.

Construction materials

Many people in the village were farmers or artisans. Their jobs were taken along with their houses.  Now people are making ends meet however they can.

Truck-loads of volunteers from outside the quake-hit areas regularly turn up in Bantul to help clear the rubble. These men travelled 60km and paid for the truck themselves.

The mosque was knocked sideways in the quake.  Rebuilding it is a priority for the village.

But it is dangerous work. With every rumble of masonry from the roof, a shout goes up.

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