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Some parents still hope for a miracle

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) Some parents in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province are still clinging to hopes for a miracle, placing photos of their missing children in newspapers on the chance they might still be alive. “It might just jog someone’s memory,” said Amiruddin, a civil servant who ran an ad in Saturday’s Serambi Indonesia with a picture of his two children under a headline that simply reads “Searching For.” “I have a really strong feeling inside me that they will one day come home,” he said. One year after the tsunami slammed into Aceh, leaving 167,000 people dead or missing, that outcome is now more unlikely than ever. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Only 58 children have been reunited with parents since the Dec. 26 disaster. Just two such reunions have occurred since July, according to the U.N.’s child agency. Still, Amiruddin and others hope their children may have lost their memories or were too young to know their address and have been taken in by other families. They also believe that their children may have been smuggled away by professional gangs. The U.N. says there is no evidence this ever occurred. Trauma counselors attribute the phenomena to the fact that so few of those killed by the tsunami in Aceh were ever identified and given a formal burial. “If they have seen no evidence their child is dead, they will have trouble accepting it,” said Amin Khoja, a social worker from the American Red Cross.last_img read more

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