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Five years after the Indian Ocean tsunami

One of the worst natural disasters in recent history

The scale and intensity of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was unprecedented in Habitat’s 30 years of partnering with families around the world.

Five years later
Now, a half decade after the tsunami, it is both inspiring to see the reconstruction that has taken place and troubling to consider the immense need that remains. Habitat for Humanity is more committed than ever to address that need.

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Five years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
In the years following the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, Habitat for Humanity has built, repaired and renovated more than 22,500 permanent houses in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Thailand.


Report: “Emerging stronger five years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami”
After half a decade of work in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, we have learned a great deal about rebuilding after disasters.

In the report’s chapters below, you will find more insight into Habitat’s response, strategies and successes in the tsunami-affected region. You will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader to open these files.

Foreword & At a Glance
(2MB .pdf)

Part III: Habitat’s Response
(8MB .pdf)

Habitat’s Response in Numbers
(3MB .pdf)

Part IV: Impact Stories
(3MB .pdf)

Part I: Introduction
(2MB .pdf)

Part V: Looking Back to Move Forward
(1MB .pdf)

Part II: Overview
(4MB .pdf)

(3MB .pdf)