Indonesia's death toll from last month's devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami has passed 166,000, bringing the worldwide total to about 220,000 people.
Indonesian officials today (Wednesday) increased the country's death toll by 50,000 people, citing official reports from hard-hit areas of Aceh and northern Sumatra.
A official with the United States Agency for International Development tells VOA that rescue workers in Aceh continue to discover bodies and dramatic devastation in remote areas of the province.
He says there is also increasing concern about the need for better coordination among governments and the many aid groups working throughout tsunami-affected regions.
In just the hard-hit Indonesian town of Meulaboh, he said there are 33 international aid groups engaged in relief efforts.