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The Indian Ocean tsunami: economic impact, disaster management and lessons

Athukorala, Prema-Chandra; Resosudarmo, Budy P


The purpose of this paper is to document and analyze the immediate economic impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami generated by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 and the disaster management process in the immediate aftermath of the disaster with a focus on the two worst affected countries – Indonesia (Aceh province) and Sri Lanka. The 26 December Tsunami is unique among large disasters in recorded human history, not only because of the sheer number of causalities and massive...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Asian Economic Papers


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