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PHUKET, Thailand: Ten years after the deadliest tsunami on record wrought destruction across the Indian Ocean, creeping complacency is undermining a hi-tech warning system designed to prevent another disaster of such shocking magnitude.
Meulaboh, one of the hardest hit areas in Aceh, wants to encourage tourism — but not just your typical beach tourism.
The disaster has allowed disputes over Thai sea gypsies’ land to mushroom.
Two organisations that stepped up to the plate explain how they helped put lives back on track.
The aftermath saw an ongoing struggle to ‘get it right on the home front’ for Phuket’s local paper.
While Thailand’s tsunami early warning system was quickly put up after 2004, concerns remain about its ability to reach the correct people.
Mercy Malaysia’s Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood remains an unstoppable force in the humanitarian sector.
Some vibrancy has returned but many survivors are still preoccupied with just daily survival needs.
Geologists are striving to provide sound science so policy makers and people in vulnerable areas can make the right decisions.
If the Ruhunu Kumari had not been stuck at this Sri Lankan town, many residents may not have died.