Global response to the Southeast Asian disaster
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A series of powerful earthquakes unleashed massive tidal waves across Asia and East Africa on early Sunday morning, 26 December 2004, killing tens of thousands of people in seven countries (India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Somalia). The death toll is expected to rise dramatically as the full impact of the devastation unfolds. Multitudes of people are still reported missing and unaccounted for. "This tsunami is not the biggest in recorded history, but the effects may be the biggest ever because many more people live in exposed areas than ever before," said Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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Sri Lanka: five years after tsunami, many still without shelter
Sri Lanka's Reconstruction and Development Agency has since wound down as has the massive reconstruction effort. Still many are without homes they could call their own.
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Disasters and the aftermath: building young people's life skills for health and education
This paper reports on a regional forum on Disasters and the Aftermath held in Bangkok from April 30 - May 5, which aimed to engage young people from Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand as active participants in dealing with future disasters (pdf version).
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Poverty, trauma - Aceh's war, tsunami legacy
The road that links Iskandar Muda airport to the provincial capital of Banda Aceh buzzes with renovation work. The trucks loaded with construction material and the taxies that ply up and down the road, once bristling with security check points, are sure signs of Aceh’s recovery.
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News Reports
Sri Lanka: five years after tsunami, many still without shelter
Human rights of tsunami survivors were neglected and abused
Time to call for debt relief one year after the tsunami
South Asia: reconstruction efforts delayed
Bill Clinton steps into role as UN's tsunami recovery envoy
Time for a global warning movement
Indonesian Red Crescent targets foreign doctors
U.N. vows to track massive aid spending
Sri Lanka: child tsunami victims recruited by Tamil Tigers
UN conference on natural disasters opens with call for better mitigation measures
Tsunami: World Bank and IMF response
Acheh: Tsunami and Occupation
Gaps in tsunami relief delivery
Issues and new developments in relation to the reconstruction processes of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka
Annan appeals for $1 billion to aid tsunami victims
Loss of innocence in the politics of aid
Karuna Trust: a Sri Lankan voluntary organization
IPS information on the tsunami
Tsunami victims prey to crime from Asia to Europe
News, information, resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts
Concerns about aid pledges and coordination and plea not to forget the world's other humanitarian crises
Somalia wave victims 'forgotten'
Asha responds to tsunami victims
Inhabitants: solidarity towards the Asian populations
International union movement mobilizes solidarity
World Bank: James Wolfensohn statement on Asia Disaster
Tsunamis may be unifying event
UN's initial tsunami relief takes various forms in worst-hit countries
Disasters and the aftermath: building young people's life skills for health and education
Poverty, trauma - Aceh's war, tsunami legacy
Katta panchayats denying relief to women
More horrifying than tsunami: the ground beneath the waves
Over 25,000 landless families in Aceh still waiting for new land and homes
Children still in orphanages in post-tsunami Aceh
Tsunami lessons for the mass media
Older people in Aceh, Indonesia 18 months after the tsunami (pdf)
The rise of the relief-and-reconstruction complex. By Walden Bello
A people's agenda? Post tsunami aid in Aceh
Tsunami: build back better - Mantra aside, an aid gone wrong story? (pdf)
Homes of Aceh - photo album
The tsunami as a man-made disaster
Quick guide to the health-related issues (Eldis)
COHRE: Statement on the Indian Ocean tsunami and housing rights
Aceh abandoned: the second tsunami
Untouchability: What the tsunami couldn’t wash away
The Tsunami and the Brandt report
Coping with the tsunami crisis
Human Rights Watch: Human Rights and the aftermath of the tsunami
Rebuilding Sri Lanka
Rich countries risk failing tsunami victims
Has disaster finally found its paparazzi?
Development Gateway special report
Education International: Tsunami Relief Program
Jesuit Refugee Service, Asia - Pacific
International Office of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
In the face of debt and disaster: long-lasting relief for the peoples of the South!
Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform - MONLAR (Sri Lanka)
Old money and false promises for tsunami countries?
Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
Map: tsunami hit areas
Tsunami: UN Millennium Campaign information
Tragic tales and urgent tasks from the tsunami disaster
India Together tsunami coverage
Resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts
AID Tsunami Survivors' Relief Campaign
Report of First NGO Relief Camps in the Andamans, India
Fate of tribes uncertain after tsunami kills 10,000 in Andamans
Killer Earthquake and Tsunami claims 60,000 and rising
Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development

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