Tuesday, January 05, 2010

FIVE years after the tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Before the tsunami of December 2004, there was no system in the Indian Ocean to warn coastal populations of imminent danger. Now, five years later and following intensive efforts by twenty-eight governments around the Indian Ocean and a huge international drive coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, a regional end-to-end tsunami and multi-hazard warning system is firmly in place.

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