The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster

By Pradyumna P. Karan; Shanmugam P. Subbiah | Go to book overview

Index
Aceh Besar, 13, 51
Aceh city, 13, 26, 51, 58, 62, 63, 66, 74, 75, 290, 292
Aceh River, 13, 25, 51, 54, 63, 65, 66, 67
Aceh West Coast Road, 60, 63
Action Aid India (AAI), 196, 197, 207
role in tsunami relief, 198
Action for Food Production (AFPRO), 223
Adyar River, 103, 215
aid agencies
and perception of victims’ needs, 23
See also specific organizations; nongovernmental organizations
Al-Qaeda, 284, 286, 287, 288, 289, 292
American Red Cross, 106, 206, 264, 276
Ampara district, Sri Lanka, 21, 238, 239, 254
Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team, 19
Andaman Islands, 6, 7, 8, 15, 19, 113, 114
coastal ecosystem, 18
damage from tsunami, 8, 116
geomorphic changes in, 117
run-up of seawater in, 117–18
tsunamigenic sediments in, 119–23
Andaman Sea coast, 35, 43, 114, 174, 175, 177, 181
Andaman-Sumatra subduction zone, 113, 114
Asian Development Bank, 5, 20, 24, 27, 170, 247, 264, 265, 268, 269, 274
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 262, 266
need for cooperation within, 274
Banda Aceh coastal plain, 13–15, 51
brothels in, 289
destruction in, 52–54
inundation heights, 54–56
landforms and tsunami flow in, 57
recovery and rehabilitation in, 61–62
zones of damage, 54
Bangladesh, 7
Bhumika, 185
British Red Cross, 264
Calang, 58–59, 60, 63
CARE, 185, 264, 272
Caritas India, 222
Car Nicobar, 4
population of, 18
run-up levels in, 118
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, 222
Catholic Relief Services, 185, 222, 264
Chennai, 2, 15, 23, 25, 66, 67, 80, 89, 103, 116, 119, 125, 196, 197, 203, 215, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 234
death toll in, 101
Chidambaram, 222
Chola dynasty, 106
Christianity, 26, 219, 231, 232, 233, 235
history in India, 224
miracles, 226
coastal development, 247–48, 258, 273
coastal geomorphology, 84, 111, 117
coastal landforms
impact on tsunami inundation, 9–10
Coleroon River, 16, 71, 77, 102, 217
Colombo, 2, 20, 136, 137, 155, 237, 238, 239, 247, 250, 253, 254
Committee for Crisis Response, 286
Coovum River, 103

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