The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean earthquake of a magnitude of 9. On 26 December , the earthquake , which struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra , generated a tsunami that wreaked havoc along much of the rim of the Indian Ocean. About , people were killed, tens of thousands more were injured, and 1. Asian expatriates, governments, humanitarian organisations and individuals around the world arrived, eager to offer aid and technical support.
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Victims of the Second Tsunami in Indonesia
Key recommendations to the MBSHC conference included improved bathymetry, sharing of bathymetry data and densifying sea level networks particularly nearby tsunamigenic sources for improved hazard assessments and coastal early warning systems. Denis Chang Seng also provided a brief update on the preparations for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and informed about the plans for regional consultation workshops in including the Mediterranean to engage regional and local stakeholders in the design of the Decade. It aims to support safe navigation and protection of the marine environment. The second phase intends to keep the momentum going, fill the gaps, scale-up and integrate the preparedness programme and drills into the school curriculum and systems. The project emphasises institutionalising disaster preparedness in schools for sustainability beyond the projects. In the second phase, eight Pacific Island countries have been targeted that includes four new countries. Following these presentations, it was realized that the project has an ideal opportunity to confidently contribute to strengthen targeted PICTs national tsunami early warning and mitigation systems.
On Saturday, December 22, , Indonesia suffered from a devastating tsunami which has taken over lives and injured over a thousand people. Earlier this year, in late September, another tsunami hit that region as well. Charitable organizations are beginning to respond and collect funds to provide relief services. Support experienced disaster relief charities. They are more likely to deliver assistance quickly.
From to , we helped more than 1. Thank you from Sari, Indonesia. Share on Facebook. Thank you from Mahdalena, Indonesia.