The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami saved lives and gave people the means to rebuild their futures, Oxfam says today. The tsunami on Boxing Day ten years ago was unprecedented. It hit 14 countries and affected 5 million people, killing an estimatedand leaving 1.
A deadly tsunami struck Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least people and injuring more than 1, others. It has been a devastating year for the country, which has seen a strong earthquake and tsunamian airline crash and fires that together have killed more than 4, people, the most in more than a decade. Nonprofit organizations and charities have mobilized to bring relief to those people affected by the tsunami.
From water storage tanks in India to safe delivery kits for pregnant women in the Maldives to fishery experts in Indonesia, the massive United Nations relief operation for the victims of the Asia's devastating tsunami today continued to address a vast spectrum of needs, both general and specific, giant and small. In what is shaping up as the largest ever UN relief effort for a natural disaster, the world body has deployed five parallel operations to tend to the needs of nearly a dozen countries struck by the catastrophe, which killed at leastpeople, injured half a million more, displaced 1 million and deprived up to 5 million of basic services. The following is a country-by-country snapshot of some of the latest items in the UN's multifaceted response to the disaster:.
In the early hours of the morning of Sunday 26 December a massive earthquake measuring 9. The quake triggered a powerful tsunami that swept the coasts of neighbouring countries and causing serious damage and loss of life. The death toll exceededpeople, and more than one million persons were displaced as a result of the destruction. Many hospitals and health centres were destroyed or damaged with health workers among the victims.
On 22 December, a tsunami hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, killing hundreds. So far, more than people have died. So far, more than people have been killed with over injured, and reports from Indonesian authorities suggest the death toll will rise.
This caused the Indian Ocean tsunami that affected 13 countries and killed approximatelypeople. This tsunami was particularly devastating because:. Non-Governmental Organisations NGOs and local authorities typically have immediate and secondary responses to devastation of this kind.
Emergency Response In response to the immediate needs of survivors living in the Nias and Aceh districts, World Renew provided water and sanitation facilities, educational resources, medical aid, food, and shelter to 19, people. Educational resources consisted of uniforms, shoes, and school supplies. Medical aid included emergency clinics, medicine, first aid, and trauma counseling.
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On 28 September a powerful magnitude 7. There have been over 1, confirmed fatalities and more than 70, people are displaced. It is likely that these numbers will increase as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear.
The South-East Asia earthquake and tsunami, which struck on 26 Decemberaffected 11 countries, killing more than and displacing an estimated 1. The crisis required governments, civil society, humanitarian actors including non-governmental organizations and donors and the UN to respond on a scale that had never been seen before. WHO was able to respond to this disaster thanks to an extraordinary effort at all levels of the Organization, with regional and headquarters staff joining colleagues in WHO's South-East Asia Region to plan and implement WHO's response.