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Assessment of Health and Education Services in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Citation

Frankenberg, 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.

Abstract

On 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.

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2008

Author(s)

Frankenberg, Elizabeth
Friedman, Jed
Saadah, Fadia
Sikoki, Bondan
Suriastini, Wayan
Sumantri, Cecep
Thomas, Duncan