The tsunami on 26 December 2004 caused massive destruction and tragic loss of life, with an enormous humanitarian, social and economic impact throughout the region, with political implications on a global scale. The short, medium and long-term consequences of this horrendous natural disaster across Asia and Africa are far-reaching.
A number of international and regional initiatives are taking place to provide an analysis of the situation and to respond appropriately to the region's needs. A number of questions must be addressed. This site provides some resources from ODI experts on natural disasters, aid, debt and humanitarian practice.