Aid agencies around the world have mobilized to rush assistance to Indonesia’s island of Java where at least 4,900 people are reported to have been killed and another 200,000 left homeless by a powerful earthquake near the city of Yogyakarta. In Geneva, the global Action by Churches Together International alliance announced that the heads of the emergency units of its members in Indonesia had arrived in Yogyakarta following the 6.3-magnitude quake that struck on 27 May. “There was complete panic,” said Volker Dally, a staff member of the German-headquartered United Evangelical Mission who had arrived in Yogyakarta a few days before the quake struck. (Ecumenical News International)