The Asian Tsunami
Aid and Reconstruction after a Disaster
Sisira Jayasuriya, Monash University, Australia and Peter McCawley, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, CanberraIn Association with the Asian Development Bank
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Series: ADBI series on Asian Economic Integration and Cooperation
The 2004 Asian tsunami was the greatest natural disaster in recent times. Almost 230 000 people died. In response, governments in Asia and the broader international community announced large aid programs. The resulting assistance effort was one of the largest humanitarian programs ever organized in the developing world. This book discusses the lessons of the aid effort for disaster protection policy in developing countries.
Contents: Foreword by Masahiro Kawai Preface 1. The Tsunami 2. Response to Disaster: Issues 3. The Matter of Money 4. Indonesia: The First Two Years After the Tsunami 5. Sri Lanka 6. Thailand 7. Conclusion Index