The vivid photographs and firsthand accounts in this comprehensive overview of the relief efforts extended by Singapore following the December 2004 tsunami bring home some of the realities of the devastation. Insights are given into the aims and experiences of government and non-government organisation personnel and the shorter and longer-term policies of the participating groups. Singaporeans worked with the local people in Medan, Banda Aceh and Meulaboh in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand, in Sri Lanka and in the Maldives. The many forms of assistance given ranged from basic emergency food and clothing to boat building, house construction and work on long-term economic and educational infrastructures. The reader can get an idea of how more than $62 million have been budgeted and used and how Singaporeans approached the cataclysm.
Heart of a Lion
AuthorsSaat A. Rahman et al. (eds.)