Taking forward the lessons of the Tsunami
This December marks 10 years since the Indian Ocean Tsunami devastated Sri Lanka’s northern and eastern coasts. That disaster killed more than 30,000 Sri Lankans and displaced more than 860,000 people.
Some of the information management tools and maps developed by OCHA in the weeks and months following the tsunami helped the government and humanitarian organizations navigate the chaotic aftermath, and provide better assistance to people in need. These tools, and the experiences that shaped them, have become a central part of the country’s disaster management approach.