RIMES works with Governments and partners to build forecasting capacity and make warning information more timely and accurate, so that the communities at risk are warned as early and as precisely as possible of potential disasters. Cook Islands 2. Some scientists had argued for an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system, mirrored on the long-established Pacific Ocean tsunami warning system, but to no avail. United Republic of Tanzania Indonesia has already adapted its school curricula while other countries are starting to translate educational material into local languages. UN Environment Programme
Five years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami – are we better prepared and more resilient to disasters?
You can help: Make an online donation to Oxfam's disaster response fund or call on to make a donation. Groots International 2. Over the following days and weeks, the full horror was revealed - , people dead, and an economic loss estimated at more than 10 billion US dollars.
Visit the blog. Haut de page. Israel Had they been deployed in the Indian Ocean in , some of the 51, people who died in Sri Lanka and India would have been spared: The tsunami took two hours to cross the Indian Ocean, and timely warnings—or any warning at all—would have saved thousands of lives.