CitationFrankenberg, Elizabeth; Friedman, Jed; Saadah, Fadia; Sikoki, Bondan; Suriastini, Wayan; Sumantri, Cecep; & Thomas, Duncan (2008). Assessment of Health and Education Services in the Aftermath of a Disaster.. Amin, Samia; Das, Jishnu; & Goldstein, Markus P. (Eds.) (pp. 233-249). Washington: World Bank.
AbstractOn December 26, 2004, the Sumatran-Andaman earthquake shook the Indian Ocean, creating a tsunami that, around 45 minutes later, slammed into the nearby island of Sumatra, resulting in unparalleled devastation. The tsunami ultimately wreaked havoc on 10 countries and 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) of coastline throughout the region. Estimates suggest that worldwide casualties likely numbered over a quarter of a million people. The vast majority of deaths occurred in Indonesia, where some communities were almost wiped out.
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