Recovery and Reconstruction

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05 Mar 2015 description

By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC

On March 11, 2011 the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami struck Yamada town, in Japan’s northern prefecture of Iwate. It was early in the afternoon and the children of Osawa Nursery School were just waking up from their afternoon naps. The teachers scrambled to evacuate the terrified children. Noriko Kawabata, the school principal, who had lived by the sea in Yamada town her whole life, knew that after an earthquake of this scale, there is always the risk of a tsunami.

02 Mar 2015 description

By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC

On March 11, 2011 the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami struck Yamada town, in Japan’s northern prefecture of Iwate. It was early in the afternoon and the children of Osawa Nursery School were just waking up from their afternoon naps. The teachers scrambled to evacuate the terrified children. Noriko Kawabata, the school principal, who had lived by the sea in Yamada town her whole life, knew that after an earthquake of this scale, there is always the risk of a tsunami.

02 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Chile

Acompañada de los ministros del Interior (S) Mahmud Aleuy, de Vivienda, Paulina Saball, la delegada Presidencial para la Reconstrucción, Paula Forttes, y el director Nacional de ONEMI, Ricardo Toro, sostuvo que “la reconstrucción no puede ser una bandera de lucha política, porque la experiencia nos ha mostrado que tareas como ésta no son de un Gobierno u otro, sino que son una responsabilidad de Estado”.

“Muy buenos días:

Hoy es un día que ha marcado nuestra memoria como país y que recordamos con pesar.

27 Feb 2015 description
report Give2Asia

On March 14 - 18, experts from around the world will gather in Sendai, Japan for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). The meeting will lay down the guiding framework for how the world addresses natural disasters for the next 10 years.

Four years prior to the date of the WCDRR, a 9.0 earthquake struck 80 miles east of Sendai, sending 128 feet waves six miles inland. The Great East Japan Earthquake claimed the lives of 180,000 and caused $360 billion in damage. Many of the survivors were left with nothing and severely traumatized.

20 Feb 2015 description

Table of content

  • Editorial
  • Remembering the Indian Ocean tsunami
  • Colombo hosts first regional legislative drafting workshop on International Humanitarian Law
  • Health care in Detention: An interview with the Colombo delegation's detention doctor
  • Discussing acts of terror and International Humanitarian Law
  • 25 years later - A personal journey through the ICRC in Sri Lanka
  • ICRC activities: Ocotober-December 2014
19 Feb 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged:

12 Feb 2015 description
report JEN

During the past 10 years since the end of December 2004, we have been able to support living of more than 200,000 people by receiving about 620 million yens for emergency aid from Ajinomoto Co. Inc., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kao Corporation, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. , Japan Platform, Japan Team of Young Human Power, Chabo!, Felissimo, Smile Heart Club of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Management Organization for Postal Savings and Postal Life Insurance, Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association and many other individuals.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Guidance on Livelihood

Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.

02 Feb 2015 description
report Save the Children

Introduction and purpose of the study

On 26th of December 2004, an earthquake 240 kilometres off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive Tsunami which devastated nearby coastal areas of South-east and South Asia and affected countries as far away as East Africa. In total, an estimated 230,000 people were killed and 1.8 million people were displaced and in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India there was widespread destruction of houses and livelihoods.

Purpose of the study 1

02 Feb 2015 description

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

What's inside

27 Jan 2015 description
report Humedica

THE HUMEDICA AID MEASURES AFTER THE TSUNAMI 2004

by Lina Koch, 2014/12/26

It happened exactly ten years ago, on December 26th, when one of the strongest earthquakes ever measured in the Indian Ocean provoked a row of devastating tsunamis. What followed was one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of the modern era: 230,000 people lost their lives in the floods, 110,000 were injured, 1.7 million inhabitants of the coastline were without any shelter. These numbers and facts seem unreal, in reality however, they have involved countless painful fates.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Chile

“Estamos dando una señal que el proceso de reconstrucción no es solamente fierros, cemento o clavos, sino que es un proceso que involucra a las personas, en el cual es necesario respetar los tiempos para asegurar que los resultados sean lo que las familias quieren y que este tiempo doloroso sea compensado con un barrio, con una vivienda de mejor calidad, de mejor estándar y que los vecinos sientan que ellos mismos lo han construido”, explicó la ministra de Vivienda y Urbanismo, Paulina Saball.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Minivan News

By Mohamed Saif Fathih

The government has announced the completion of all housing units constructed by the state for people made homeless in the 2004 tsunami disaster.

In a joint press conference held today by the housing and finance ministries, Minister for Housing and Infrastructure Dr Mohamed Muizzu declared that 298 housing units in four islands in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, and 41 housing units in Thaa Madifushi have now been completed.

20 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Chapter 1: Introduction

05 Jan 2015 description

On Boxing Day 2004 a devastating tsunami ripped through villages in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, killing more than 230,000 people. Millions of people from Sumatra to Somalia lost their homes, possessions and means of making a living.

Laura Storr, from our communications team, shares her experience of meeting Vinashathamy, a fisherman from Navaledi in eastern Sri Lanka. In his community over half the population were killed by the devastating wave.

Vinashathamy and Ujini

28 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN

BANDA ACEH, 26 December 2014 (IRIN) -

Guest post by Lilianne Fan

The Indian Ocean tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake just off the coast of the province of Aceh on tip the Indonesian island of Sumatra, released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs and devastated coastal towns and communities. The impact was global in scale - an estimated 270,000 people killed or missing across 14 countries, with casualties in 46 nations.

27 Dec 2014 description

Ten years after the devastating earthquakes and a tsunami, a sense of normalcy has returned to the Indonesia’s province of Aceh.

Under the leadership of the Government-owned Agency for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias (BRR), Aceh and Nias Islands succeeded in building back better. The tsunami in Aceh also brought an opportunity to restore peace in the resource-rich province. Following the 2005 Helsinki peace agreement, Aceh successfully held two direct elections and entered into a period of relative calm and political stability.

26 Dec 2014 description
report Canadian Red Cross

This report provides an overview of the achievements and key lessons of the Canadian Red Cross response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is not meant to provide detailed information about individual programs, but rather showcases the difference that the Canadian Red Cross programs have made to the recovery and development of communities and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the affected countries.

26 Dec 2014 description
report Mercy Corps

Ten years ago today, the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered by a massive 9.0 magnitude underwater earthquake. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

From Indonesia to parts of East Africa, a series of catastrophic tsunamis that tore across the Indian Ocean killed over 270,000 people and millions were left terrified and homeless. The destruction was unlike anything people had ever seen.

26 Dec 2014 description

By Maude Froberg

Guntu Yerramma has a strong relationship with the sea. Living so close to the shore, she wakes every morning to the sound of the swell crashing onto the beaches.

“The sea is our mother. She gives life to the fishing villages,” she said. “The tsunami was the first time she was beating us.”