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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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The Tsunami Disaster in Asia, 2004
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Aggregated Sources Asian Government Sources Reports & Commentary
Relief Aid & Donations Missing Persons & Victim Contact General Information on Tsunamis
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Aggregated Sources
2004 Tsunami Disaster - Scholarly and Factual Analyses "web links to known online analyses and discussions of the demographic, economic, as well as political and security implications of The Tsunami Disaster," compiled by Matthew Ciolek, Australian National University
Asia Insights: Tsunami Disaster Extensive set of news & analytical resources compiled by the Library & Information Centre of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS): general sources; the ASEAN Tsunami Summit; Nordic responses & analysis; regional responses & analysis; international responses & analysis; relevant books; country guides
Asian Tsunami 2004 Information Portal Weblinks to news & key information sources, first anniversary reviews, blogs, & images; how to help
BBC News In Depth: Asia Quake Disaster Key stories, eyewitness accounts & video reports on the devastating earthquake & ensuing tsunamis striking Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka & other countries on Dec. 26, 2004
Boing Boing Entries on the Quake & Tsunami Disaster Eyewitness accounts, reports & commentary by bloggers around the world Special Report: After the Tsunami Latest stories & eyewitness accounts, & multimedia features Special Report - Tsunami Disaster: The Children "Despair, trials and hope for young victims"
Council on Foreign Relations: Tsunami Disaster What is the Status of the Relief Effort?
Interview with Laurie Garrett on Health Implications
Relief Agencies & Organizations
News Outlets, Agencies, and Other Organizations
Covering Disaster: Media Responses to the Tsunami and its Aftermath Asia Pacific Media Network's compilation of media commentary & reviews of the performances of the press in Asia & the world
Digital Divide Network: Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness Community created in response to the tsunami disaster & "for discussing the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in averting natural disasters and assisting relief efforts ... shar[ing] resources on relief work during times of crisis, as well as ICTs and emergency preparedness"
Eldis News Monitor: Reactions to the Tsunami Disaster in the Indian Ocean "Weblog containing a collection of news, commentary and
analysis looking at the development related impacts and
implications of the Indian Ocean tsunami"; extensive set of links
Google News: Asian Tsunami Disaster Latest news
Guardian Unlimited Special Report: Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Latest stories; interactive guides; audio reports, etc.
Human Scale: The World Press Finds Local Angles to Sunday's Tsunami Disaster Compiled by Carl Schrag (Slate, Dec. 27, 2004)
Financial Times News in Depth: Asian Earthquake Disaster Latest news
Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster: Quick guide to the Health-related Issues Compiled by Eldis: " links to research, resources and websites on relevant health-related issues"
Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster - Special Report: Sri Lanka Compiled by the Virtual Library of Sri Lanka: news & information on the impact of the "Worst ever tragedy in Sri Lanka History"
Los Angeles Times: Catastrophe in Southern Asia Full news coverage
Massive Earthquake In Asia: Some Asian Blogs' Accounts Compiled by Joe Gandelman (The Moderate Voice, Dec. 27, 2004)
National Geographic: Tsunami in Southeast Asia: Full Coverage News stories from National Geographic (Jan. 18, 2005)
New York Times Special Report: Asia's Deadly Waves Links to related stories & multimedia features
National Public Radio: The Tsunami in Asia Links to NPR reports in streaming audio
Oxfam International: Tsunami Crisis Latest news; further reading; Oxfam in tsunami-affected countries; stories & reports from Oxfam affiliates
Pacific Disaster Center (PDC): Information on the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Key overview resources; PDC’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Service for emergency managers; maps & images, including damaged maps of affected areas
Reuters AlertNet - Indian Ocean Tsunami News stories on the 2004 tsunami disaster & the aftermath Asian Tsunami Disaster Commentary & on-site reports
Science & Development Network (SciDev.Net): Tsunami Update "background information about the geological and hydrological processes behind tsunamis, news about recent events and their implications, and links to reliable sources of further information"
Scientific Background on the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami A comprehensive compilation of scientific information by research scientist Lareef Zubair, including animations, seismographs, geological records, reports & maps
South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA): Tsunami Disaster in Southeast & South Asia General sources; Sri Lanka sources; India sources; Indonesia sources; opinions, essays, editorials; organizations targeting Sri Lanka & India; how to find missing; international aid agencies
The Sydney Morning Herald: Waves of Devastation Latest news & commentary; interactive tsunami map; scenes from Aceh; multimedia reports on location
Time Online Edition - Reading Room: The Tsunami "A collection of sites with first-person accounts and photos" (Dec. 28, 2004)
Tsunami Bloggers Forge Tribal News Network James Borton's comprehensive survey of "coverage of the tsunami disaster by non-journalists in Asia - tourists, local residents and bloggers" (Asia Times, Jan. 4, 2005)
Tsunami Help India "Information on lost people, request for contributions, relief requirements, volunteer request, or just about anything that's related to the Tsunami disaster"; personal accounts of & commentary by Indian bloggers
Tsunami in Southeast Asia: A Summary Report A living document with regular updates by Rohit Gupta, Jon Lebkowsky, and Dina Mehta (WorldChanging)
Tsunami in Southeast Asia: Full Coverage News stories & photo gallery from National Geographic
UNDP Tsunami Recovery News related to the United Nations Development Programme's participation in reconstruction efforts
Updated: Asia Struggles to Cope with Quake Aftermath Asia Society's special report on the 2004 tsunami disaster & its aftermath: news sources for ongoing coverage; op-eds; economic impact; political impact; health & community; children; politics & challenges of giving aid; photo essays; blogs
Washington Post Special Report: Tsunami in South Asia Links to related stories & multimedia features
Wikipedia: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Quake characteristics; damage & casualties; post-tsunami humanitarian situation; external links
Wikimedia Commons: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Maps & diagrams; photos
World Health Organization (WHO): South Asia Earthquake and Tsunamis Key developments; situation update; health priorities; WHO action; WHO & non-WHO documents; information sheets
Yahoo! News Full Coverage: Asia Tsunami Disaster How to help; latest developments & news stories; feature articles; opinion & editorials; video; interactive & graphics; audio; news sources; related sites
Yahoo! News: Tsunami Blogs "roundup of tsunami blogs from around the Web covering the topics of emergency relief and aid, finding the missing and/or identifying the dead, and reconstruction and renewal ... tracks feeds from some blogs"
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Asian Government Sources
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Canada Indonesia Tsunami Information; latest stories; annoucements; news & views
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Washington, DC, USA Earthquake and Tsunami in Aceh and North Sumatera: condolences; update news; information; donation; headlines
Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs: National Disaster Management Division Tsunami damage latest situation; current news; resources
Government of Sri Lanka Government Information Department: Newsroom News on the disaster & relief efforts
The Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, DC Announcement, news, & update summary; The Earthquake and Tsunami Situation in the Western Coast of Thailand
Tourism Malaysia: Updates on Tsunami Aftermath in Malaysia From the Ministry of Tourism: overview; maps of affected areas; post-tsunami effects; findings; Malaysian relief efforts; testimonies; conclusion
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Reports & Commentary
After the Waves Tony Karon's report on "the grim task of cleanup and identifying the dead throughout south Asia" (Time Online Edition, Dec. 29, 2004)
Asia’s Post-Tsunami Future Commentary on challenges & opportunities after the tsunami disaster, by Fan Gang, Michael Garrett and Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Asia Media, Jan. 20, 2005)
AsiaInt Weekly Alert: Indian Ocean Tsunami Analysis Analysis of costs & regional responses by Intelligence Research Ltd. (Jan. 7, 2005; PDF format)
At Least 23,000 Die in Tsunami Shankhadeep Choudhury and Paul Watson's report, with photo gallery, multimedia, & related stories (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 27, 2004)
Bush Provides Details of U.S. Tsunami Relief Efforts From the U.S. Department of State (Dec. 29, 2004)
Death Toll Soaring in Asian Countries Report by Alan Sipress and Peter S. Goodman, with photo gallery, multimedia, earthquake data, & related stories (Washington Post, Dec. 27, 2004)
Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming? Maryann Mott's report for National Geographic News (Jan. 4, 2005)
1. Disasters Waiting to Happen;
2. Reasons to be Cheerful
Jared Diamond's warning about future man-made environmental catastrophes that will be much worse than the tsunami disaster that was an act of nature, & his cautious optimism about the future of our planet (The Guardian, Jan. 6 & 13, 2005)
The Drowned World Time's collection of photos from the aftermath of the catastrophe
Earthquake’s Size, Damage Called Biblical Interview with geologist Gianluca Valensise on "the significance of Sunday’s deadly quake and resulting tsunamis [&] how the world should prepare for the next one" (Newsweek Web Exclusive, Dec. 27, 2004)
Hope for Renewal: Photographs from Indonesia after the Tsunami An East-West Center Virtual Gallery Exhibition
An Initial Assessment of the Impact of the Earthquake and Tsunami of December 26, 2004 on South and Southeast Asia Asian Development Bank's summary of available information till Jan. 10, 2005 (Jan. 2005; PDF format)
IRIS Seismic Monitor Allows users "to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information ...[&] view seismograms and make dataset requests via its WILBER interface"
Magnitude 9.0 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra Preliminary report by U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center (Dec. 26, 2004)
Major Tsunami Thrashes SE Asia Report by Peter N. Spotts, with map & tsunami briefing (Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 27, 2004)
NOAA Reacts Quickly to Indonesian Tsunami National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's account with map of epicenter, animation, & general information on tsunamis (Dec. 26, 2004)
Satellite Images of Tsunami Affected Areas Acquired by the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing at the National University of Singapore
Seismic Alert: Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra, 26 Dec 2004 Report by the British Geological Survey (BGS), with seismograms of the earthquake, historical & instrumental seismicity of Northern Sumatra, & list of tsunami & earthquake information sites
Tallying the Damage A special report by Michael Schumann for Time Asia (posted Jan. 3, 2005)
Tide of Grief Newsweek reports & photo galleries on the tsunami disaster (Jan. 10, 2005 issue)
Tsunami: Asia Will Bounce Back
Urgent Needs Obscure Long-Term Costs;
India, Sri Lanka Count the Cost;
Aceh Feels the Fallout;
Thailand to Turn Tragedy Around;
Malaysia Escapes, But Not Unscathed
Asia Times Online's coverage of the economic impact of the disaster on affected countries (Jan. 4, 2005)
Tsunami: Nature's Test for ASEAN's New Leadership Commentary by Yang Razali Kassim, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Jan. 12, 2005; Word format)
Tsunami: Receding waters, Kalutara Beach, Sri Lanka 14 sets of "Before" and "After" satellite photos
Tsunami: Politics of Relief in Sri Lanka Analysis by Col R. Hariharan (South Asia Analysis Group, Jan. 21, 2005)
Tsumami: Six Months Later Documenting "the struggles of children, individuals, and communities in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India to rebuild their lives six months after the tsunami, and outlines how Plan[, a global grassroots organization working to improve children's lives,] has been working with them on the recovery process" (June 2005; PDF format)
Tsunami, Ground Zero Jeff Greenwald's report from Sri Lanka (Salon, Jan. 11, 2005)
The Tsunami--- Some Security Aspects Paper by B. Raman (South Asia Analysis Group, Jan. 4, 2004)
Tsunami Aid Efforts Gain Momentum Report by Richard B. Schmitt and Maggie Farley (Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2, 2004)
The Tsunami & After Paper by B. Raman (South Asia Analysis Group, Jan. 3, 2004)
Tsunami and China:
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Commentary by Srikanth Kondapalli, Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Dehli (Jan. 20, 2005; Word format)
The Tsunami & the LTTE B. Raman's analysis of the situation in Sri Lanka (South Asia Analysis Group, Jan. 10, 2004)
Tsunami Catastrophe: Images of Destruction Then and Now Der Spiegel's online gallery (Dec. 23, 2005)
Tsunami Media Convergence: Not a Fair Guiding Principle for Aid Graham Wood on the impact of media on the distribution of humanitarian aid (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 24, 2005)
Tsunami Relief Reflects China's Regional Aspirations Drew Thompson's commentary on China's political goals in launching "its largest-ever relief operation" (China Brief, Jan. 18, 2005)
Tsunami Truths Moisés Naím's editorial on lessons from the tsunami disaster (Foreign Policy, Jan. 2005; free registration required)
Tsunami's Carnage Is Vast Mark Magnier and Paul Watson's report with photo gallery, multimedia, & links to related stories (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 28, 2004)
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Relief Aid & Donations
After Tsunami, Relief Begins Janaki Kremmer's report on relief efforts, with list of aid agencies accepting donations (Christian Monitor, Dec. 28, 2004)
Agencies Planning Aid to Tsunami Victims Associated Press story listing agencies accepting donations with contact information
Aid Groups Accepting Donations for Victims Compiled by
Center for Disaster Information: South Asia - Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster Assistance Registration Database for offers of technical assistance & commodities; situation reports; listserv
German Papers: Tsunami Aid Retrospective Der Spiegel's survey of what German papers are saying about the use of Tsunami aid money (Dec. 27, 2005)
India: After the Deluge: India's Reconstruction Following the 2004 Tsunami A Human Rights Watch report (May 2005)
International Response to the Indian Ocean Disaster: a Donor Analysis - Focus on Australia AidWatch's study of Australia's aid to the affected region & issues related to donor's responses to the tsunami (Mar. 2005; PDF format)
Livelihoods Connect: Resources for the South East Asia Tsunami Crisis Compilation of papers drawing on lessons from previous disasters & providing "insight into relief efforts, the vulnerability of the poor, the coping mechanisms which people use and in many cases show how the livelihoods approach can be used within humanitarian relief work to foster longer term improvements in people's livelihoods"
Network for Good: Tsunami Devastates Southeast Asia A comprehensive list of organizations providing aid to victims & accepting donations
Post-Tsunami Reconstruction and Peace Building in Aceh: Political Impacts and Potential Risks Christine Susanna Tjhin's working paper for Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Oct. 2005; PDF format)
Rebuilding after the Tsunami: The Search for a Silver Lining in Indonesia Juergen Kremb on the end of the civil war in Aceh in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster & the hope of Indonesia for building a modern Islamic state (Spiegel Online, Dec. 23, 2005)
Recovering From the Tsunami: One Year Later Time photographer John Stanmeyer's photo gallery (Dec. 21, 2005)
The South-East Asia Earthquake & Tsunami "News and Information about Resources, Aid, Donations and Volunteer Efforts"
Tsunami - After the Tsunami A Time Asia special report on post-tsunami aid & reconstruction, with related stories, gallery & graphics (Mar. 28. 2005)
Tsunami - The Politics of Relief A Time Asia special report on whether "Nationalist sensitivities in Jakarta & potential conflict in Aceh could impede impede its recovery," with related stories, gallery & graphics (Jan. 17, 2005)
Tsunami Recovery: Status of the Recovery and Reconstruction Efforts in Aceh and Northern Sumatra Information provided by the World Bank
Tsunami Relief: Charity Efficiency and Transparency Ratings Benjamin Rosenbaum's compilation of top charities with ratings by Charity Navigator, the Better Business Bureau, and the American Institute of Philanthropy
U.S. Response to Indian Ocean Crisis Information on U.S. aid to tsunami victims from the Department of State
USAID: Earthquake/Tsunami Relief How Can I Help?; fact sheets
Wikinews: Tsunami Help Emergency Database created by the SEA EAT (Tsunami Help) Blog contributors: health & safety; helpline numbers; aid agencies, donations, & volunteers; aid agencies; blogs; missing & found; confirmed deaths; news updates; translations; links
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Missing Persons & Victim Contact
Asian Quake - Missing Persons BBC News message boards for missing persons in Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, & the Maldives
Enquiries /Helplines /Emergency Services Help lines & contact information in affected areas Asia Earthquake and Tsunamis U.S. government site for information on welfare of U.S. citizens affected by the disaster; also links for general information and news, how you can help, and general earthquake and tsunami information
Red Cross Tsunami Victim Contact Red Cross site assisting contact between survivors & their families in affected regions & across the world
Thailand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs's 24 Hours Coordinating Center for Foreign Nationals Affected by the Massive Tidal Waves News & events; useful telephone numbers; search for names of the deceased and injured persons; letters of condolence; international humanitarian assistance
Tsunami Missing People Weblog for searching & finding missing people after the tsunami disaster
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General Information on Tsunamis
Global Health Disaster Network Supercourse: Tsunami Online lecture aiming "to help saving the alive affected people [in the Dec. 26, 2004 disaster] & preventing more mortality and morbidity by providing a scientific understanding of Tsunami"
A Tsunami Repeat: Researchers Warn of More Quakes in Southeast Asia Axel Bojanowski on research on the fault line that produced the 2004 tsunami (Spiegel Online, Dec. 23, 2005)
Tsunamis & Earthquakes "general information on how local tsunamis are generated by earthquakes as well as animations, virtual reality models of tsunamis, and summaries of past research studies" by the USGS
Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis Information on tsunamis with multimedia features from a companion site to PBS program "Savage Earth"
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