Indonesia's government has started breaking ground on four camps around Banda Aceh, the main city in northern Sumatra, for the estimated 1 million people left homeless by the tsunami.
The Associated Press reports that Michael Elmquist, who heads the U.N. relief effort in Aceh said the U.N. plans to provide tents and equipment for up to 500,000:
The existing camps are overcrowded and lack facilities. Indonesian authorities have agreed the new camps will have clean drinking water and latrines, Elmquist said.
"The camps that are here have been improvised by the people themselves," he said. "But these are definitely not according to our standards. The sanitation is totally insufficient."
This is a good start, but what are the other 500,000 people going to do?