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Regional Analysis of Socio-Economic Impacts
of the December 2004 Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami ADPC: Regional Analysis of Socio-Economic Impacts <br> of the December 2004 Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami

Published on: 01/01/2006

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Disaster Risk Management System

Type: Technical Papers

File size: 2.15 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

The magnitude and extent of the human toll of the 26 December 2004 Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami caused widespread destruction and mobilized an enormous effort for humanitarian assistance never seen in the past.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) formulated a technical cooperation project with the objective to determine the immediate and medium-term economic impacts of the 26 December 2004 disaster in order to contribute to the nascent body of knowledge of socio-economic impact of disasters.

The project's first phase would be comprised of a comparative study to determine the impact of the disaster on the five most affected countries in order to identify possible collective actions for disaster risk management and reduction. This report describes the results of the first phase.