INDONESIA STATUS REPORT - 31 MARCH 2006
Post disaster impact assessments in Asia-Pacific
In this issue:
- Post disaster impact assessment
- Socio-economic impact of the December 2004 earthquake and indian ocean tsunami
- Post disaster building damage assessment
- Damage and loss assessment in agriculture
- Psychosocial impacts
- Forgotten vulnerability
- Gender considerations
The generosity of everyday Australians has dramatically changed the lives of people and communities devastated by the Asian Tsunami, a new report into the response reveals.
"One year on it is still difficult to comprehend the scale of the disaster and the devastation it wreaked on millions of lives across ten countries," ACFID's Executive Director, Paul O'Callaghan said.
"Yet the substantial contribution to the rehabilitation of tsunami survivors and their communities …
Since December 2004, Direct Relief International has provided $52,065,017 in medical material aid and cash grant assistance. Through the provision of 44 direct grants and 23 indirect grants, Direct Relief has spent $9,414,312 on health-related projects in Indonesia ($3,290,607), Sri Lanka ($3,094,197), India ($2,779,508), and Thailand ($250,000). The projects include clinic construction, mobile medical unit provision, health service delivery, water and sanitation facility construction, malaria prevention, and psycho-social counseling and care.
Thailand, 28 Mar 2006 -- Bangkok -- Moving from emergency to long-term rehabilitation, FAO and the Department of Fisheries are reviewing concerns among the government and aid agencies about the impact of fishing boats, gear and equipment supplied to tsunami affected communities in Thailand.
Nonthaburi, Thailand -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Thai National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to strengthen tsunami warning system capabilities in Thailand. Under this partnership agreement, the U.S. Government and NDWC will launch a join program to develop a Tsunami Alert Rapid Notification System (TARNS) for Thailand. The signing ceremony took place at NDWC headquarters near Bangkok.
The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Construction of a SAORI-ORI Training Center for TSUNAMI Victims" project. H.E. Mr.
Plus d'un an après le raz-de-marée qui a dévasté les côtes d'Asie du Sud-Est, le Secours populaire mène d'importants projets de reconstruction et de relance de l' économie locale en Indonésie, au Sri Lanka, en Inde et en Thaïlande.
NATR - The beginning
On 26 December 2004, the world changed-forever. The tsunami that hit the Andaman coast in the south of Thailand caused devastating losses and touched many lives. Some people might have read about it, and moved it to the back of their minds. Others might have been fortunate enough to live through it and remember-remember, because they are still living it. Still picking up the pieces of what they lost, and looking for ways to put it all back together again. The survivors' stories are beyond belief.
After having donated US$3 million to the Thai Red Cross to help in tsunami relief and rehabilitation activities, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has now informed that it will donate a further US$500,000.
In a bid to reinforce and improve the EU's response to disasters, HR Javier Solana presented suggestions at the informal defence Council in Innsbruck on Monday (6 March).
Royal Thai Embassy commemorates 2004 tsunami, a year of challenges, recovery