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15 Dec 2009 description

Today, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Thomson Reuters Foundation announce the launch of a new multimedia web documentary - "Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope" - produced jointly to mark the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami - recognised as the worst natural disaster in living memory.

Combining powerful imagery by award-winning Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony from four people whose lives were dramatically changed by the tsunami, the documentary reveals the strength of the human spirit in the …

09 Dec 2009 description

Foreword

Five years ago, on 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra created a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Millions of people around the world watched in horror as the aftermath of the biggest single natural disaster in living memory unfolded on their television screens.

29 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

A/C.2/64/L.10

Sixty-fourth session
Second Committee
Agenda item 53 (c)
Sustainable development: International Strategy

14 Aug 2009 description
report UN News Service

It was 2 a.m. at the United Nations Geneva headquarters when the news broke on 26 December, 2004 - a massive earthquake had rocked the floor bed of the Indian Ocean.

01 Jun 2009 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: July 2008 to December 2008

Appeal target (as per Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2004- 2010 issued in 31 March 2008): CHF 691.3 million (USD 623.6 million or EUR 431.6 million)

Appeal coverage: 98% .

Summary

Indonesia: Entering the fifth year of the operation, the International Federation's contribution towards the recovery of the community in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Aceh) and Nias Island of North Sumatra province in support of Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) progresses steadily.

24 Apr 2009 description

Women were particularly hit hard, but played a crucial role in disaster risk reduction

New York - To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes, says a report presented today at the United Nations. Involving local communities in the recovery process, according to "The Tsunami Legacy: Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change" report, is as instrumental as installing …

23 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Four years on, tremendous improvements can be seen

By Jane O'Brien

NEW YORK, USA, 23 December 2008 - The 2004 tsunami left a wake of devastation that stretched across the Indian Ocean. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Many more were made homeless.

23 Dec 2008 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Cruz Roja Española, centrada ahora en proyectos de desarrollo económico y comunitario, trabajará al menos dos años más con las comunidades afectadas

Cuatro años después del tsunami que asoló el sur de Asia, Cruz Roja sigue trabajando con las personas damnificadas por esta catástrofe en 10 países del Índico.

23 Dec 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

On 26 December 2004, a huge earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the area off the western coast of northern Sumatra, triggering massive tidal waves, or tsunamis, that inundated coastal areas in 13 countries around the Indian Ocean rim - from Indonesia to Somalia.

15 Dec 2008 description

Foreword

Four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, some of the most important aspects of recovery are the least visible. The Red Cross Red Crescent programmes support communities in rebuilding their lives now and coping with future threats - natural disasters, the effects of climate change, outbreaks of disease, conflict or the rapid rise in the cost of food and fuel.

When livelihoods are secure, children are educated, safe water is plentiful, healthcare is accessible and houses are sturdy, then people are less exposed to future shocks.

09 Dec 2008 description

Foreword

Four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, some of the most important aspects of recovery are the least visible. The Red Cross Red Crescent programmes support communities to rebuild their own lives now and to cope with future threats - natural disasters, the effects of climate change, outbreaks of disease, conflict or the rapid rise in the cost of food and fuel. When livelihoods are secure, children are educated, safe water is plentiful, healthcare is accessible and houses are sturdy, then people are less exposed to future shocks.

15 Oct 2008 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: January to June 2008

Appeal target (as per Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2004-2010 issued in 31 March 2008): CHF 691.3 million (USD 623.6 million or EUR 431.6 million)

Appeal coverage: 98%

Summary

Indonesia: The International Federation continues its large scale operation in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Aceh) as it approaches the fourth year commemoration of the earthquake and tsunami which struck in 2004.

13 Jun 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
Geneva, July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and

24 May 2008 description

INDONESIA, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES, THAILAND, MYANMAR, INDIA, BANGLADESH, SOMALIA, SEYCHELLES, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SUPPORT

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

31 Mar 2008 description

INDONESIA, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES, THAILAND, MYANMAR, INDIA, BANGLADESH, SOMALIA, SEYCHELLES, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SUPPORT

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 186 countries.

In Brief

Emergency and Recovery Plan and Budget (Appeal No. 28/2004)
Ops. Update no. 63
Period covered: December 2004 to December 2010

29 Jun 2007 description

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

About this report

This report presents the results of the cumulative and collective effort of the International Federation and its members in supporting the recovery of communities affected by the December 2004 tsunami.

19 Apr 2007 description


In brief

This report focuses on the main events of 2006 but reports progress from December 26, 2004 up through December 31, 2006.

Global objectives: The Regional Strategy and Operational Framework (the strategy) was revised in mid-2006 reflecting changes in the operating environment as the recovery period got fully underway.

13 Feb 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

01 Feb 2006 description

(New York 1 February 2006): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today signed an agreement with Firstlogic Inc., a global information technology software provider that will supply data quality software on a pro-bono basis.

This data quality software, known as IQ8 and IQ Insight, will be used for data analysis on forensic and financial records of United Nations programs in tsunami-affected areas.

17 Jan 2006 description

Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers - making the difference in tsunami-affected countries

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest volunteer-based organization in the world. In more than 180 countries, almost 100 million people give their time to assist vulnerable members of their communities. It is the principle of volunteerism within the Red Cross and Red Crescent that distinguishes it from other humanitarian organizations around the world.