Achievements of the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (AIPRD) in Aceh and Nias, Dec 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
By nias

Summary of achievements

On Boxing Day, 2004, an earthquake centred in the Indian Ocean and measuring between 9.1 and 9.3 on the Richter scale – the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph – triggered a series of tsunamis, causing one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

Nowhere else was this disaster felt more powerfully than in Aceh, where 168,000 people died, over 500,000 were made homeless and the equivalent of 120 average Australian suburbs (120,000 houses) were totally destroyed. A stretch of coastline equal in length to the distance between Sydney and Brisbane was destroyed. Full story …

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