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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.

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.

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.

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.

21 Dec 2006 description

Foreword

You give us all the same things, but we are not all the same.

The response to the earthquake and tsunamis that struck on 26 December 2004 has been a defining period for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

15 May 2006 description

This fact sheet is the t hird in a short series where the tsunami operation in a specific country is given particular focus.

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.

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.

31 Dec 2005 description

Executive Summary:

The Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster resulted in one of the largest relief and rehabilitation operations ever launched by the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement. The Federation launched a systematic process of real time evaluations (RTE) in order to assist the Movement in ensuring high standards of accountability and good practices in the operations as well as enable it to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of its work.

03 Jun 2005 description

Overall Perspective

While the relief phase of the tsunami response was undertaken with vigour and efficiency, some may feel that recovery and reconstruction has commenced more slowly than expected. However, in light of the extensive destruction, governments of the affected countries should be congratulated for developing and finalizing recovery plans and establishing the specific agencies to deal with this enormous task within five months. Houses may have been destroyed, yet the land on which ruins and foundations remain still belongs to someone.

09 May 2005 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has unveiled its overall Plan of Action for the next five years in countries affected by the 26 December tsunami.