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'Real Time' Evaluation of WFP's Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

On 26 December 2004 an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 off north-western Sumatra set off tidal waves (tsunami) that devastated coastal areas of India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Thailand; Myanmar and Somalia were affected to a lesser extent. An estimated 260,000 people were killed or missing and the lives and livelihoods of 2 million people were seriously affected.