Indonesia's armed forces warned Monday that security is deteriorating in disaster-stricken Aceh province, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and asked foreign humanitarian groups to register with the military and notify authorities when traveling outside Banda Aceh, the provincial capital.
Providing scant details, an armed forces spokesman said that soldiers had clashed with guerrillas fighting for independence of energy-rich Aceh and that rebels were stirring up trouble at refugee camps.
Measles on Sumatra
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia _ The World Health Organization on Monday confirmed two unconnected cases of measles in tsunami survivors on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and health workers quickly vaccinated more than 1,000 people to head off the spread of the virus.
Bush: It's "extra help'
WASHINGTON _ President Bush renewed his plea to Americans Monday to donate to the Indian Ocean tsunami relief efforts, but implored them to also continue making contributions to international aid organizations.
"I repeat: Make sure that this help doesn't take the place of other help you're giving," Bush said during an appearance before U.S. Agency for International Development workers and employees of nongovernmental organizations. "You should view the tsunami relief effort as extra help."
Canada boosts pledge
TORONTO _ Canada increased its funding for tsunami relief from $65-million to $345-million Monday. The new funding includes $215-million in emergency aid and $130-million over five years for reconstruction.