Ten years after Indian Ocean Tsunami: walking last mile together on early warning – Op ed

Source(s): Eurasia Review

The Indian Ocean Tsunami fundamentally changed how we deal with natural disasters, making a profound impact on policies and budgets as well as operational and technical work, writes Dr Shamshad Akhtar with Ministers from India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand, in an op-ed in Eurasia Review.

Importantly, the experience of the Tsunami shaped the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which was adopted in Kobe, Japan, weeks after the disaster.

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