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Aceh's unfinished recovery
26 December 2014 (IRIN ), In a guest post, Lilianne Fan with Overseas Development Institute examines the fallout of the Indian Ocean tsunami, which released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs and devastated coastal towns and communities. The impact was global in scale - an estimated 270,000 people killed or missing across 14 countries, with casualties in 46 nations. But while the tsunami’s destruction was felt around the world, Aceh was by far the region most devastated by the disaster, bearing almost half of the total damage and losses worldwide.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100972/Aceh-s-unfinished-recovery
Aceh redux: The legacy of Aceh’s emergency economy
24 December 2014 (IRIN ), What happens when you suddenly inject billions of dollars, hundreds of jobs and 500 aid agencies into to an isolated corner of the world battered by more than a quarter century of conflict and then devastated by one of the world’s worst natural disasters? IRIN looks back at some of the unintended and residual consequences of the international response in Indonesia’s Aceh Province to the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100961/Aceh-redux-The-legacy-of-Aceh-s-emergency-economy
Sri Lanka, the tsunami and the evolution of disaster response
24 December 2014 (IRIN ), On the morning of 26 December 2004, Mohideen Ajeemal, a fish distributor from Sainathimaruthu, a village on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, hurriedly climbed a coconut tree to escape rapidly rising seawater. As he did so he saw his young daughter and son struggling to save themselves. “I found both bodies later that afternoon. My son’s body was swept away about a mile, my daughter’s had got stuck in a fence,” he said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100962/Sri-Lanka-the-tsunami-and-the-evolution-of-disaster-response
Aceh redux: The tsunami that helped stop a war
23 December 2014 (IRIN ), When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison bunk. He began to pack his possessions into a plastic bag. “The earthquake was strong, I thought there might be a tsunami,” he said. “I knew many people would run toward the main door, and the prison guard would shut the gate to stop the crowd because he didn’t know the tsunami was coming.”
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100960/Aceh-redux-The-tsunami-that-helped-stop-a-war
Aceh redux: Aceh at 10 – A look back at the response
22 December 2014 (IRIN ), A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated Aceh, the isolated tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on the morning of 24 December 2004, IRIN looks at the unprecedented aid response, its impact on the industry, and how local people continue to be affected.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100959/Aceh-redux-Aceh-at-10-A-look-back-at-the-response
Burning issues facing Sri Lanka ahead of January polls
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), As Sri Lanka gears up for a presidential election five years after the end a long separatist rebellion, the country, especially the war-scarred north, faces a raft of unresolved chronic problems. Analysts regard many of them as long-term drivers of conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100946/Burning-issues-facing-Sri-Lanka-ahead-of-January-polls
Afghanistan: Uphill struggle for female aid workers
15 December 2014 (IRIN ), NGOs in Afghanistan are working hard to counter the male-dominated work place and give jobs to women. This is both to empower the women as well help widen organisation's outreach and give them access to more women in the community.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100941/Afghanistan-Uphill-struggle-for-female-aid-workers
Timor-Leste's judicial lurch could worsen domestic violence trauma
15 December 2014 (IRIN ), Timor-Leste's efforts to reduce the prevalence of domestic gender-based violence through criminalization and prosecution, already hampered by a general lack of trust in the formal court system, have suffered a fresh setback with the enforced departure of 11 foreign judicial staff who had played a key role in delivering justice in rural areas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100942/Timor-Leste-s-judicial-lurch-could-worsen-domestic-violence-trauma
From Haiyan to Hagupit - what changed?
8 December 2014 (IRIN ), On the second full day of operations responding to what entered the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit - since downgraded to a tropical storm - national officials say disaster coordination has improved since last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100925/From-Haiyan-to-Hagupit-what-changed
Afghanistan seeks anti-corruption support
3 December 2014 (IRIN ), New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seeking a cash injection from donors to help him implement a ground-breaking anti-corruption campaign, but aid experts are sceptical he will get the desired funding.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100909/Afghanistan-seeks-anti-corruption-support

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