It is now six and a half years since the deadliest tsunami in recorded history swept through coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, India and nine other Indian Ocean countries. The last reporting period witnessed the wrapping up of all tsunami programmes in Maldives. This reporting period reveals that Indonesia is on track to complete the last remaining tsunami projects in the third quarter of 2011 whilst in Sri Lanka the Jaffna Point Pedro Water Supply Scheme will continue into 2013 all other tsunami recovery projects have reached practical completion.
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 53,019 permanent houses.