The Indian Ocean Tsunami
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.