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Tsunamis are an Ongoing Threat to Humans
The tsunami that devastated south Asia coastlines and killed more than 200,000 people last December is a powerful reminder of just how dangerous those waves can be to humans.
May 6, 2005, 16:16
Health aspect of tsunami disaster focus of UN conference
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a meeting of global policy makers this week in Thailand to identify key barriers and lessons learned in the first days of the emergency response and in the weeks of reconstruction following the devastating 26 December Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
May 3, 2005, 23:54
Stanford engineering class aims to ensure fresh water for tsunami victims
When 15 Stanford civil and environmental engineering students started their Design for a Sustainable World class March 29, they had little doubt their coursework would remain meaningful after finals. This student-run and organized class, advised by civil and environmental engineering Assistant Professor Ali Boehm, is designed to ensure fresh water for victims of the devastating Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami.
Apr 6, 2005, 16:43
Indonesia earthquake: medical assistance remains priority on Nias island
Medical assistance for survivors of the strong earthquake that struck Northern Sumatra on 28 March is the priority for the next few days, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Mar 31, 2005, 20:49
USAID Provides $100,000 in Emergency Assistance to Indonesia
In response to the March 28th earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is providing $100,000 through the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia.
Mar 31, 2005, 20:46
UNICEF staff throughout South Asia prepare to respond for Indonesian Earthquake
UNICEF staff in South Asia are assessing the damage from this morning's earthquake that hit Sumatra, in preparation for the implementation of additional relief efforts in the region. This earthquake comes on the heels of the December 26, 2004 earthquake that affected millions of children and their families.
Mar 29, 2005, 16:24
Views of tsunami-hit communities must be central in long-term recovery plans
It is essential that communities devastated by the tsunami three months ago are at the heart of decisions that affect their long-term recovery and rehabilitation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest community-based humanitarian network, said today.
Mar 29, 2005, 00:31
Enviornmental Impact of Tsunami on Coastal Areas in India
A rapid assessment of the environmental damages caused by Tsunami has been commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests by engaging nine specialized agencies in the country. The interim report received from the institutions indicates that there have been damages to coral reefs, mangroves, coastal forests, beaches and sand dunes. Studies also indicate salt water contamination in the drinking water wells in the coastal areas.
Mar 11, 2005, 16:54
Special package of Rs. 3644.05 crores under “Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package" for Tsunami affected areas in India
The Government of India has approved a special package of Rs. 3644.05 crores under “Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package for Tsunami affected areas” for immediate relief and response, revival of fisheries and agriculture sectors, immediate construction of temporary (intermediate) shelters and repair/restoration of infrastructure.
Mar 11, 2005, 16:54