Document / Publication
Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN)
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the emergency response to the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. As a natural disaster, the tsunami was unparalleled, hitting 13 countries in Asia and east Africa. The unprecedented scale of the destruction and the immediacy of the images beamed around the world led to an outpouring of funding by governments and individuals, with aid pledges to affected countries topping $11 billion.
Includes: "Katrina and Goliath: why the greatest military and economic power in the world didn’t protect New Orleans".