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'Real Time' Evaluation of WFP's Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami


 'Real Time' Evaluation of WFP's Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

On 26 December 2004 an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 off north-western Sumatra set off tidal waves (tsunami) that devastated coastal areas of India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Thailand; Myanmar and Somalia were affected to a lesser extent. An estimated 260,000 people were killed or missing and the lives and livelihoods of 2 million people were seriously affected.