Humanitarian Aspects of The Indian Ocean Catastrophe
Sri Lanken town of Hikkaduwa,
after a tsunami hit on 26
The Humanitarian Policy Group has produced a briefing note covering some of the humanitarian aspects of the Indian Ocean catastrophe. It provides a series of links to relevant papers, websites and other sources, including research conducted by ODI. This can be found at http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/index.html. These are preliminary reflections only and there are plans to produce a revised version when the facts and issues become clearer. Also on the HPG site is a short note by Paul Harvey on the potential use of cash and vouchers in situations of this kind.
On the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) site, you will find a short commissioned piece The Asian tsunami: The implications for preparedness and contingency planning by John Twigg and Richard Choularton, http://www.odihpn.org/report.asp?ID=2690.
Taken from Field Exchange Issue 24, March 2005