Six years ago, the deadliest tsunami in recorded history swept through coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, India and nine other Indian Ocean countries. Indonesia is now the only country with uncompleted projects against programmatic indicators, as the last reporting period witnessed the full wrapping up of all tsunami programmes in Maldives and the practical completion of the same in Sri Lanka [against indicator objectives], pending formal finalizations and handing over.
Over 4.8 million people have benefited from Red Cross Red Crescent support since the tsunami struck. This assistance has been wide-ranging with the main focus being the reconstruction of physical infrastructure such as homes, schools and health facilities. The Red Cross Red Crescent has achieved its target of constructing 57,500 permanent houses.