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Tue 22 Feb 2005

UNEP Report: After the Tsunami

Category : envt

'UNEP created the Asian Tsunami Disaster Task Force, which began operations on 28 December 2004 and fielded experts to Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Yemen and Seychelles to assess the tsunami's impact on the environment and received results from the Government of India.

UNEP has now issued a report, "After the Tsunami: Rapid Environmental Assessment." [link to pdf].

A product of close cooperation between UNEP and national environmental authorities and experts, it provides a preliminary ground-level look at the tsunami's impact on various sectors of the regionŐs environment.

It highlights problems in need of immediate attention, underscoring the strong link between environment and sustainable livelihood and the need for improved early warning and disaster preparedness systems.'

See the UNEP press release of 22 Feb 2005 announcing the report and Google News.

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