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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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Forest fires, tsunami, deforestation and Millennium Goals
 - 15/03/2005 - International cooperation on forest fires, combating deforestation and the role of the forest sector in post-tsunami rehabilitation and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals are among key issues being discussed ...read more
Governments call for responsible post-tsunami reconstruction of fisheries, pledge to combat illegal fishing
 - 14/03/2005 - A group of 121 fishing ministers and high-level fisheries officials who gathered at FAO over the weekend for a special ministerial meeting have issued a joint declaration stressing the need ...read more
Signs of new life spring from Aceh
 - 08/03/2005 - A few random shoots of rice in a moonscape of disaster, a solitary basket of gleaming fish on a shattered dock, a tree snapped like a twig sprouting new leaves. ...read more
Tsunami relief: Build-up of excessive fishing capacity must be avoided
 - 21/02/2005 - A harmful build-up of excessive fishing capacity must be avoided in the countries hit by the tsunami, FAO warned today. Excessive capacity was a serious problem in some of the ...read more
Tsunami: Losses in fisheries and aquaculture climb to $520 million
 - 17/02/2005 - Updated damage assessments are shedding new light on the scope of material losses suffered by fisherfolk in southern Asia as a result of the December 2004 tsunami - and the ...read more
Donors commit around US$20.5 million in response to tsunami appeal
 - 16/02/2005 - With the tsunami relief effort now in its second month, FAO announced today that it has received firm donor commitments of around US$20.5 million to finance early recovery assistance for ...read more
Sri Lankan fisher folk receive first donation
 - 03/02/2005 - The first of a US$380 000 consignment of boat repair kits to help restore the livelihoods of thousands of Sri Lankan fishermen was handed over to the country's fisheries minister Chandrasena ...read more
Atlas on tsunami damaged areas in Asia
 - 24/01/2005 - An FAO-produced Atlas on areas affected by the 26 December 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia has proven to be very useful to FAO teams and to Italian and other European ...read more
Rehabilitation of tsunami affected mangroves needed
 - 19/01/2005 - Rehabilitation of severely affected mangroves would help speed up the recovery process from the tsunami, but large-scale planting should be undertaken with caution, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
Rumours of unsafe fish in tsunami zone unfounded
 - 14/01/2005 - There is no evidence that fish- and seafood-borne illnesses have increased in Asian countries hit by the tsunami, according to a new FAO assessment. Rumours that it is dangerous to eat ...read more
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