Over 4.8 million people have benefited from Red Cross Red Crescent support since the tsunami struck. This assistance has been wide-ranging with the main focus being the reconstruction of physical infrastructure such as homes, schools and health facilities. The Red Cross Red Crescent has achieved its target of constructing 53,019 permanent houses.
27 September 2011
Tsunami operation 6.5-year progress report
This is the tenth and final IFRC-wide tsunami progress report.
News from the operation:
29 June 2011 - Sri Lanka
252.48 kilometres of challenges, obstacles, hard work and success
The tsunami changed Sri Lanka’s landscape but it failed to wash away the determination and the spirit of the people. The proof is all around us.
19 May 2010 - Thailand
Thailand: Preparing for the worst
Even the organizers were surprised; when the alarm sounded to evacuate the village, every single household in Ban Khao Pilay took part in the drill.
Third regional TRIAMS report
In 2009, 50 government representatives and agency partners participated in the third and final regional Tsunami Recovery Impact Assessment and Monitoring System (TRIAMS) workshop. This report explores the themes and specific lessons learned in post-crisis recovery monitoringthat have emerged from this initiative. All TRIAMS documents are available online at: www.who.int/hac/triams.
Read the TRIAMS report 2009
Tsunami five-year commemoration
Video: Tsunami recovery operation: five years on
The 2004 Asian Tsunami led to the largest relief and recovery operation undertaken by the IFRC in living memory. Over USD 3 billion was raised by our member National Societies, 70 per cent of which came from the general public. On the fifth anniversary of the Tsunami almost 5 million people have received aid from Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. This video retrospective shows how those funds have helped communities to build back their lives and recover from the disaster.
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