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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned
 - 25/11/2014 - With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then ...read more
Project puts youth in vanguard of post-tsunami redevelopment
 - 22/01/2008 - Building a sustainable future for coastal communities from the bottom up - Youth from tsunami-affected fishing villages of four districts of the west coast in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) Province ...read more
Fisheries and aquaculture recovery three years after the Asian tsunami
 - 20/12/2007 - The Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004 killed nearly 300 000 people and devastated the livelihoods of millions more, many of them poor fishers and fish farmers. Indeed, fisheries and ...read more
American Red Cross and FAO team up to restore fisheries and aquaculture in tsunami-affected communities
 - 10/05/2007 - The American Red Cross and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced the launch of a new partnership to support the recovery of fishing communities ...read more
Inferior boatbuilding undermines tsunami recovery
 - 28/03/2006 - FAO today again urged authorities in tsunami-affected countries to redouble their efforts to ensure that fishing boats built to replace those destroyed during the 2004 disaster meet minimum safety standards. ...read more
Many areas in Aceh still critical as tsunami anniversary approaches
 - 15/12/2005 - With the first anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami fast approaching, FAO warned today that many areas on the west coast of Aceh, Indonesia, were still in a critical ...read more
Mission to Yemen reveals extent of tsunami damage
 - 10/08/2005 - Fishing communities in Yemen were much more seriously affected by the December 2004 tsunami than had been originally thought, with damages totalling around US$2.2 million and 2 000 families affected, ...read more
Building back better livelihoods in the tsunami zone
 - 23/06/2005 - Six months after the devastating tsunami around the coasts of the Indian Ocean, strong coordination between governments, donors and aid organizations is essential to ensure that the unprecedented resources committed ...read more
FAO warns Indonesian fishermen about sub-standard boats
 - 22/06/2005 - Fishermen in Sumatra who survived the tsunami are having their lives put at risk by the delivery of poorly constructed boats to replace the craft they lost in the December ...read more
New plans to revive Aceh
 - 16/03/2005 - When Sugeng Raharjo saw the first tsunami wave smash through his beachside aquaculture installations, he reached for his video camera - and in the next minutes, filmed the destruction of ...read more
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