Barbara Kinney / Clinton Foundation
Saturday
Jul 19
2014

Built Back Better: Banda Aceh 10 Years Later

When the Indian Ocean tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, it took the lives of 230,000 people – making it one of deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. President Clinton joined President George H.W. Bush to help with recovery efforts, and then at the request of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, continued to support recovery efforts with U.N. Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
UNICEF
Saturday
Jul 19
2014

10 Years Later: Reflecting on Our Tsunami Recovery Efforts

December 26, 2004, is a day I will never forget. I was living in New York, working at UNICEF headquarters. On the early hours of that Sunday I was called into the office to get to work on earthquake and tsunami relief. Little did we know in those first hours how profound the disaster was. We watched in horror the images of the tsunami striking Banda Aceh.

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