What Happened?: What Happened? When: December 26th 2004 at 9: 30 am local time What: a 9.0 magnitude earthquake Where: below the Indian Ocean
What is a Tsunami? : What is a Tsunami? Japanese word for “harbor wave” A series of waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water
Damages: Damages 5, 000 have been reported as dead More affected Destruct the environment and the local ecosystems
Government response and Thai Red Cross effort: Government response and Thai Red Cross effort Established the Southern Disaster Victim Relief collaboration Centre Addressed the humanitarian needs Establish emergency fund
Questions: Questions How certain are you about whether laws have been broken? Can this happen elsewhere? How much will all this cost?
For more information and follow-up questions:: For more information and follow-up questions: Contact: Thai Provincial Red Cross Chapter Address: 1871 8th floor Terdprakiat Building, Rama IV Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330. Phone: 0-2256-4043 Website: http://www.redcross.or.th/old/english/home/