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Lessons Learned a Decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, destroying lives, homes, and livelihoods. In the disaster’s immediate aftermath, USAID provided emergency support in the form of food, shelter, water, sanitation, and medical supplies. In the years that followed, USAID has continued to work alongside survivors to help affected communities rebuild and create jobs.

Ten years ago today the Indian Ocean tsunami hit land in Aceh province, Indonesia. As we mark this tragic anniversary, we also reflect on some valuable lessons learned about how we respond to disasters. Here are five.

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Assistance Supports Dignity for Syrian Refugees, Markets for Jordan

Ambassador Lane observes the process of registering refugees to enable them to receive food vouchers

Despite a strong desire to help, Jordanians are understandably concerned about the resources required to support their needs.

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An Outsized Problem with a Small-sized Solution

A child eats his ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat his malnutrition. / USAID, Katie McKenna

In the small country of Burundi, malnutrition is an elephant-sized problem, and has remained stubbornly high across the population. See how USAID is changing that with a new food product.

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Food Assistance by the Numbers

Beneficiaries of food distribution in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Save the Children

A look at USAID’s food assistance programs’ impact — in numbers. Read more >>

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No Longer Just Food: Communities Create Assets to Build Food Security in South Sudan

Woman in South Sudan. Photo credit: USAID

U.S. government food assistance programs are providing vital timely assistance to food insecure South Sudanese. Read more >>

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Having the Right Tools at the Right Time to Meet Food Assistance Needs

Flour made from Turkish wheat purchased for the Syria response. Photo credit: State Department

Using resources available under its Emergency Food Security Program, USAID strives to respond to crises to best meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Read more >>

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USAID in the News


A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of May 6, 2013. Read more >>

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Fields of Hope in Burkina Faso

Women in Kofogou repairing a dike. Photo credit: USAID

Green fields in Burkina Faso are bringing hope to thousands of families, even during the dry season. Read more >>

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Resilience: Safety Net for Reducing Hunger and Malnutrition

David Beckmann is President of Bread for the World

Over the last month, we have watched communities along the New York and New Jersey coastline begin to rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. It is a reminder that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters that can happen at any time. How communities survive and recover from these shocks depends very much on their resilience Read more >>

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