By Matthew Clarke,Ismet Fanany,Sue Kenny

On Sunday 26 December 2004, a tsunami of as much as 30 metres excessive hit the northern tip of Sumatera in Indonesia, inflicting rapid destruction and the deaths of a minimum of 130,000 in Indonesia by myself. the size of the devastation and resulting human pain triggered the largest reaction endeavour to any normal catastrophe in history.

Post-Disaster Reconstruction often is the first significant ebook that analyses the various views and reports of the big post-tsunami reconstruction attempt. It appears in particular on the reconstruction efforts in Aceh, one of many areas so much heavily-hit via the tsunami and a province that has until eventually lately suffered approximately 3 a long time of armed clash. Positioning the reconstruction efforts inside of Aceh's multi-layered old, cultural, socio-political and non secular contexts, the authors discover different stories and exams of the reconstruction. It considers the significance of the political and spiritual settings of the reconstruction, the jobs of groups and native non-government companies and the demanding situations confronted by means of Indonesian and foreign corporations. From the in-depth exam of this significant case learn of catastrophe reconstruction - major not just a result of large scale of the normal catastrophe and reaction but additionally the post-conflict matters - the editors draw jointly the teachings discovered for the way forward for Aceh and make basic concepts for post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction-making.

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