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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.

31 Dec 2005 description
report ALNAP


Introduction
This is an initial report from the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition (TEC). The TEC is a collaborative effort by aid agencies (donor governments’ aid departments, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organisations, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement) to improve humanitarian systems by learning from the response to the earthquake and tsunamis of 26 December 2004. Another aim of the TEC is to provide some accountability for the humanitarian system to both the giving and receiving publics.

23 Dec 2005 description

SINGAPORE, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Around $13.6 billion has been pledged by donors around the world to rebuild Indian Ocean countries after the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami, which killed 231,452 people, the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery says.

22 Dec 2005 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.

15 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

14 Dec 2005 description

Dès les premiers jours, la catastrophe du 26 décembre 2004 a donné lieu de la part des Français à un élan de générosité sans précédent. Des ONG, de grands partenaires de l'Etat comme la Croix-Rouge, des collectivités locales, des entreprises ont été parmi les premiers et les plus actifs à se porter auprès des populations touchées. L'Etat a également mobilisé des moyens d'urgence- sécurité civile, équipes médicales, affrètements ... - et décidé une opération d'appui aux acteurs humanitaires par des moyens militaires.

30 Nov 2005 description


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOREWORD TO THE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL 2006
The past year has been a wretched one for millions of disaster victims. It dawned with the Indian Ocean tsunami, saw a hurricane season unrivalled in living memory strike the Americas, and included South Asia’s devastating earthquake. Through it all, other tragic crises persisted in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Like never before, the year stretched and tested the capabilities of aid agencies, and the will of survivors.

30 Nov 2005 description

(New York: 30 November 2005): United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for $4.7 billion to provide urgent support to 31 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 26 countries worldwide.

30 Nov 2005 description

Executive Summary

The Seychelles island group was struck by a series of powerful tidal surges, resulting from the tsunami, generated by the earthquake off Indonesia on 26 December 2004. As a direct consequence of these tidal surges two people lost their lives, and hundreds of families suffered damage to their homes and livelihoods. The effects of the tsunami were compounded by exceptionally heavy rainfall on 29 December, causing flooding, landslides, and tree/rock falls.

02 Nov 2005 description

Dès les premiers jours, la catastrophe du 26 décembre 2004 a donné lieu de la part des Français à un élan de générosité sans précédent. Des ONG, de grands partenaires de l'Etat comme la Croix-Rouge, des collectivités locales, des entreprises ont été parmi les premiers et les plus actifs à se porter auprès des populations touchées. L'Etat a également mobilisé des moyens d'urgence- sécurité civile, équipes médicales, affrètements ... - et décidé une opération d'appui aux acteurs humanitaires par des moyens militaires.

31 Oct 2005 description

Coordination:

In the framework of the mid-term review of the UN Appeal, which was launched in early April 2005, FAO appealed for a total of US$2.75 million to assist the fishery and agricultural livelihood rehabilitation and recovery of the tsunami-affected population in the Seychelles. In April 2005, TCEO fielded a mission to Seychelles in order to assess the damage and to prepare, in close consultation with the government, project proposals for the pledges received from donors in response to the Appeal. In June 2005, a technical backstopping mission from FIIT was fielded.

20 Oct 2005 description
report East-West Center

Executive Summary

The tsunami of December 26, 2004 devastated thousands of communities along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. More than 240,000 people were killed. Tens of thousands went missing and are presumed dead, and more than a million people were displaced. Those most affected by the tsunami were the poor, including fi sher folk, coastal workers with small retail or tourist businesses, workers in the tourism industry, migrants, and those who farmed close to coastal areas.