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Tsunami Response: a human rights assessment

The December 2004 tsunami unleashed loss and destruction of horrific magnitude in 12 countries in Asia and Africa. One year after the tragedy, despite the tremendous efforts of local, national and international agencies, the rehabilitation and reconstruction process is fraught with difficulties.

Report focusing on the accountability of governments and their role in responding to the tsunami. The findings show that governments in the tsunami affected countries are ignoring the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and violating binding international human rights law with clear disregard for human dignity.

  • Published 1st February 2006
  • Author(s) ActionAid International
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