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18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

01 Dec 2010 description
report World Bank

A delegation from Haiti visited to Indonesia to learn how reconstruction efforts were carried out in Aceh and Yogyakarta

A community driven approach and cooperation were key success factors to rebuilding Yogyakarta.

The involvement of the government both at local and central level made a significant difference in reconstruction and rehabilitation.

December 1, 2010, Jakarta - Ten months after it was struck by a seven magnitude earthquake, Haiti is now shifting its focus to reconstruction.

29 Nov 2010 description
  • CWS continues response to families affected by Indonesian volcano

    - Flood-affected families in Pakistan receive continuing CWS assistance

    - Young woman in Rwanda relates CWS Giving Hope success story

    - Check out CBS religion special on Haiti this weekend

    - Speak Out to help make dreams come true for young immigrants

    - CWS Best Gifts


    As the Mt. Merapi volcano continues to threaten surrounding communities in Java, CWS responds to the needs of affected families.

06 Sep 2010 description

This issue of the NTS Alert offers an overview of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a means of improving longterm preparedness against the projected increase in frequency and intensity of natural hazards. It aims to provide a better understanding of DRR in relation to the holistic frameworks of disaster management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation.


Over the past decade, the world has witnessed several major natural disasters, from the boxing day tsunami in 2004, to the Haiti earthquake in January 2010 and the recent floods in Pakistan in August 2010.

27 Aug 2010 description
report IRIN

JAKARTA, 27 August 2010 (IRIN) - Indonesia's reconstruction [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=89501] after the 2004 tsunami is proving to be a compass for Haiti's efforts to avoid corruption and build back better, [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=89831], specialists …