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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles) below the earth's surface in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey says

Australian PM criticized for Indonesia tsunami aid 'reminder'

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir says he hopes the prime minister s remarks did not reflect the true colors of Australians

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi. File photo by AFP

Australia PM to Indonesia: Remember how we helped

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:45 AM

If the Bali Nine pair are executed Abbott says Australia will be letting Indonesia know in absolutely unambiguous terms that we feel grievously let down

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media in Sydney, Australia, 23 December 2014. File photo by EPA

Maisarah: selamat dari tsunami karena nyangkut di pohon Palem

Dec 27, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Istri pendiri Aliansi Jurnalis Independen AJI Aceh ini kehilangan suami dan tiga anak Kisahnya selamat dari tsunami menggetarkan hati

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Dec 27, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Foreign tourist survivors of the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand revisit to seek recovery and solace

How the 2004 Asian tsunami helped the Philippines

Dec 26, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Unknown to many the December 2004 tsunami had a big and positive impact on the Philippines

Aceh anugerahkan gelar ‘Sri Paduka Tuan Seberang’ pada 35 negara

Dec 26, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Tiga puluh lima negara dianugerahi gelar Sri Paduka Tuan Seberang karena telah membantu Aceh membangun kembali daerahnya Namun penganugerahan itu tak bisa disaksikan semua masyarakat Aceh

TSUNAMI ACEH. Foto perbandingan kondisi sebuah daerah di Aceh, sebelum dan sesudah diterjang tsunami/Rappler

Kisah Bidan Asma, menolong kelahiran untuk mengobati duka

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Hari ini satu dekade lalu Bidan Asma kehilangan empat dari lima anak anaknya Kini dia menyibukkan diri mengurusi pasien diabetes dan pergi ke sekolah mengajar anak anak soal kesehatan

TSUNAMI DI MEULABOH. Sisa-sisa terjangan tsunami di Meulaboh, Aceh. Foto diambil pada 6 Januari 2005. EPA/MAST IRHAM

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the 2004 tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Images from the commemoration of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami from across the region

VICTIMS. Thai Buddhist monks sit next to portraits of tsunami victims during the buddhist ceremony on the the ten year anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami at the Tsunami Memorial Park at Baan Nam Khem, Phang Nga province in southern Thailand, 26 December 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 26, 2014

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The 10th anniversary of the Indian ocean tsunami a shocking case of migrant worker abuse in Malaysia a new ISIS video and more

Screengrab from the new ISIS video circulating in Indonesia.

Sri Lanka train guard mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:01 PM

UPDATED The Ocean Queen Express train is a symbol of the 2004 disaster in Sri Lanka and is at the center of commemorations for the country s 31 000 victims

SYMBOLIC. A commemorative banner placed on a train compartment that was swept away during the 2004 tsunami and later retrieved and restored, as the Ocean Queen Express prepares to set off from the Colombo Fort railway station in Colombo on December 26, 2014. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Jusuf Kalla dan ombak perdamaian di Aceh

Dec 26, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Hari ini JK memimpin peringatan 10 tahun tsunami di Banda Aceh Dia melihat Aceh yang berubah Membangun kembali dengan lebih baik Ada ekses tapi sulit dipungkiri bahwa kerja JK di serambi Aceh fenomenal

JUSUF KALLA. Joko Widodo memberikan selamat pada Jusuf Kalla sebagai pasangannya dalam Pemilu Presiden 2014 lalu. Foto oleh by Mast Irham/EPA

Ibu penjual roti: Bangkit dari kehancuran tsunami Aceh

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Kisah inspiratif seorang korban tsunami Aceh yang berhasil bangkit dari nol dan sekarang sudah menjadi pengusaha roti dengan omset Rp 25 juta per hari

Nelly Nurila membangun kembali bisnis rotinya setelah ditimpa musibah tsunami Aceh.

Prayers, tears: World mourns 2004 tsunami victims

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED Prayer recitals solemn visits to mass graves mark the start of mourning across tsunami hit nations for the 220 000 people who perished in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

REMEMBERING. Swedish women Lottie Knutson and Therese Wahlund hug after placing flowers into the sea to remember lost colleagues and friends on the beach at Khao Lak, on the ten year anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami at Khao Lak, southern Thailand, 26 December 2014. Barbara Walton/EPA

A LOOK BACK: The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:27 AM

In 2004 a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia unleashing a devastating tsunami that leaves more than 220 000 dead

CRASHING TO THE SHORE. Foreign tourists far out on the sand after the water receded react as the first of six tsunami start to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand, 26 December 2004. All people in the photo were later reported to have survived. AFP file photo

TIMELINE: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:03 AM

A timeline of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which left more than 220 000 people dead within hours

In this file photo, Meulaboh city is shown under water 28 December 2004, after a quake and tidal waves hit Aceh province early December 26. Antara News Agency/AFP

Ribuan warga Aceh larut dalam doa

Dec 26, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Aceh memulai rangkaian acara peringatan bencana tsunami dengan doa Ribuan warga antusias mengikuti acara doa bersama tersebut

ACEH BERDOA. Syeikh Ali Jaber, seorang ulama kelahiran Madinah yang menetap di Jakarta, sedang memberikan tausiyah kepada ribuan warga Aceh saat peringatan 10 tahun tsunami di Masjid Raya Baiturrahman di pusat Kota Banda Aceh, Kamis (25/12) malam.  Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

As world honors the dead, Indonesia begins tsunami memorials

Dec 25, 2014 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED The world marks a decade since a disaster that took 220 000 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries

PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS. Acehnese residents react during a mass prayer at the Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 25 December 2014. Adi Weda/EPA

Tsunami early warning: Walking the last mile together

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The Indian Ocean Tsunami fundamentally changed how we deal with natural disasters making a profound impact on policies and budgets as well as operational and technical work

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IN PHOTOS: Aceh, 10 years after the tsunami

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Compare how Aceh was in the days after the 2004 tsunami to how it is today

Tsunami orphans give back, thanks to flip-flops

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:00 AM

A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan are now successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them

FLIP-FLOP KINGS. Paul (L) and Rob Forkan, founders of sandal-making firm Gandys Flip Flops, pose for pictures with their products in south west London on December 17, 2014. A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami, the Forkan brothers are successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them by building an orphanage. Justin Tallis/AFP

Lessons of 2004 tsunami hit by 'disaster amnesia'

Dec 24, 2014 - 8:42 AM

As the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami approaches experts warn that the memory of that fateful day is fading taking with it the appetite for disaster preparedness

This picture taken on December 3, 2014 shows a faded tsunami sign in Khao Lak. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

10 years on: The boat that rescued 59 during the tsunami

Dec 23, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Miraculously appearing to save dozens of people from raging waters the boat is sometimes referred to as Noah s ark

STRANDED. The boat that was miraculously stranded next to a house in Banda Aceh full of people in need of rescue, seen here on January 27, 2005, a month after the tsunami. Photo by Nurdin Hasan / Rappler

10 tahun tsunami, Aceh gelar doa hingga lomba lari

Dec 23, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Tiga puluh enam perwakilan negara sahabat akan datang dan ikut berpartisipasi dalam berbagai kegiatan yang sudah disiapkan oleh Pemerintah Provinsi Aceh

Foto ini diambil pada 16 Januari 2005 di Lampuuk, Banda Aceh. Hanya tinggal Masjid yang berdiri tegak setelah tsunami menyapu Banda Aceh pada 26 Desember 2004, sepuluh tahun lalu. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (TOP) AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (BOTTOM)

Polwan Elfiana: Melindungi anak, mengobati kehilangan pasca tsunami Aceh

Dec 22, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Polwan Elfiana kehilangan anak dan orangtuanya Atas nama profesionalisme seorang polisi ia keliling membantu anak anak korban tsunami yang kehilangan keluarga dan rumah

AKP Elfiana, kepala unit Pelayanan Perempuan dan Anak Polda Aceh, saat ditemui di rumahnya, November 2014 lalu. Foto oleh Uni Lubis

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

Dec 21, 2014 - 12:45 PM

A decade after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami migrants from Myanmar remember the loved ones they lost in the disaster

In this picture taken on December 1, 2014, Myanmar national of Nepali origin Depa Dhaurali visits the Shree Bhagawat Dhaam Sanatan Mandir temple in Phuket. A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:43 PM

There is a whole generation of scientists now that are dedicated to this problem

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Selamat dari tsunami, kepala desa dobrak tradisi bangun pemukiman di Aceh

Dec 19, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Desa Lambung di Banda Aceh kini tampak tertata rapi Desa yang sebelum tsunami merupakan desa kumuh telah menjadi desa percontohan karena berhasil ditata rapi dan bersih

Kepala Desa Lambung, Zaidi M. Adam bercerita pengalamannya tentang bagaimana dia membangun kembali desanya jadi tertata rapi setelah diterjang tsunami. Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rebuilding a city swept away by a tsunami

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Ten years on we look back at the beginnings of the massive rehabilitation and reconstruction process undertaken after the tsunami devastated Aceh

Love in a time of disaster: Moving on after the tsunami

Dec 18, 2014 - 5:57 PM

New families give survivors of the December 2004 tsunami in Aceh a chance for a second life

NEW FAMILY. Rusli Abdul Rahman (R) and his wife Fardhiah (L), together with their son, show photos of their previous families, which they lost to the 2004 tsunami. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Peringati tsunami Aceh, Sri Mulyani ingin bangun masyarakat yang lebih kuat

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:36 PM

Memperingati 10 tahun tragedi tsunami Aceh Uni Lubis mewawancarai Direktur Pengelola Bank Dunia Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Direktur Bank Dunia Sri Mulyani saat berbicara di Singapore Summit pada 20 September 2014. Foto oleh Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Mengenang tragedi tsunami, ratusan murid SD menangis

Dec 15, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Tiap tahun SD Negeri 2 Banda Aceh melakukan simulasi bencana tsunami untuk memperingati hilangnya 1 000 lebih murid karena tragedi itu

SIMULASI. Ratusan murid Sekolah Dasar (SD) Negeri 2 Banda Aceh antusias mengikuti simulasi bencana tsunami di halaman sekolah, Senin (15/12). Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

How the 2004 tsunami brought peace to Aceh

Dec 14, 2014 - 5:07 PM

It s terrible to say that the tsunami was a blessing in disguise but probably it was

Muslims performing morning prayers outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by EPA

Korban tsunami Aceh: Terselamatkan perahu nelayan yang terdampar

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Kisah perahu nelayan yang terdampar di atap sebuah rumah saat bencana tsunami menerjang Aceh menyelamatkan 59 warga Mereka menyebutnya Perahu Nabi Nuh

Sampah dan puing-puing masih terlihat sekitar perahu yang terdampar di atap rumah di Desa Lampulo, Banda Aceh, saat diabadikan pada 27 Januari 2005 lalu. Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coming to Aceh's aid

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:20 PM

Ten years on we look back at the early days of one of the largest humanitarian efforts the world has mounted – responding to the December 26 tsunami in Aceh

Refugees from a devastated village swarm a US Navy Sea Hawk helicopter as it drops water and other supplies near the ground in Teunom, 170 kms southwest of Banda Aceh, a week after the tsunami hit.

10 years on: The photographer who documented the tsunami

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Acehnese Bedu Saini recalls how he captured dramatic images of the tsunami s ferocity but went home to a heartbreaking loss

Fotografer senior harian Serambi Indonesia, Bedu Saini, duduk di antara foto warga yang sedang berlari menyelamatkan diri ketika terjadi tsunami di Banda Aceh pada 26 Desember 2004 (kiri) dan sepasang warga Aceh yang melaksanakan pernikahan di Kapal PLTD Apung, kapal seberat 2.600 ton yang diseret tsunami sejauh 5 kilometer ke pemukiman penduduk dari pantai. Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Bedu Saini: Pemotret kedahsyatan tsunami Aceh 2004

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Insting fotografer Bedu Saini bertarung antara mengabadikan momen tsunami atau bersama keluarga

Fotografer senior harian Serambi Indonesia, Bedu Saini, duduk di antara foto warga yang sedang berlari menyelamatkan diri ketika terjadi tsunami di Banda Aceh pada 26 Desember 2004 (kiri) dan sepasang warga Aceh yang melaksanakan pernikahan di Kapal PLTD Apung, kapal seberat 2.600 ton yang diseret tsunami sejauh 5 kilometer ke pemukiman penduduk dari pantai, pada 18 November 2014. Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: When the tsunami devastated Aceh

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Ten years on we look back at the impact of one of the deadliest disasters in recorded history on the hardest hit province – Aceh

The Baiturrahim mosque standing amid the destructio in Meulaboh, Aceh.

Indian Ocean nations in tsunami test next week: UN

Sep 05, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The test is designed to examine an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system put in place after the December 24 2004 disaster

TSUNAMI ALERT. Countries spanning from Australia to South Africa will take part in a UN-backed simulation exercise to test their capacity to forecast and tackle similar disasters. Photo from AFP

Reunited Acehnese family: 'God brought us together'

Aug 26, 2014 - 4:03 PM

They were separated by the destructive Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 but a miraculous turn of events brought them all together 10 years later

REUNITED FAMILY. From left to right, mother Jamaliah Rangkuti, 42, daughter Raudatul Jannah, 14, and father Septi Rangkuti, 52, meet reporters in Aceh on August 7, 2014. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Indonesia's president satisfied on leaving office

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:47 AM

I leave my office with a sense of satisfaction that I have tried to do my best to serve the nation and that at the end of my 10 years in office Indonesia is a stronger nation a stronger democracy and a stronger economy Yudhoyono says

FINAL ADDRESS. Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers his annual speech in front of members of parliament at the parliamentary building in Jakarta on August 15, 2014, ahead of Independence Day on August 17. Yudhoyono steps down on October 20. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesia tsunami family 'find son' after reunion with daughter

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The son now 17 was swept away by waves during the 2004 tsunami and has lived homeless for years sleeping in outdoor markets and abandoned shops

REUNITED. Missing Indonesian tsunami victim Raudhatul Jannah (2nd R), aged 14, sits with mother Jamaliah (2nd L), holding youngest son Jumadi Rangkuti (C) and father Septi Rangkuti (extreme R), joined by Syarwani (L), the foster mother who has raised Jannah in the city of Meulaboh, Aceh province, on Aug. 7, 2014.  Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Miracle reunion in Aceh sparks hope for finding lost son

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:38 PM

After finding their daughter who was lost for 10 years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami a couple in Aceh is hopeful they can find her brother

INSTANT BOND. Jamaliah (L) hugs her daughter Raudhatul Jannah (R) after they were reunited in Meulaboh, Aceh, on Aug. 7, 2014. Photo by AFP

Indonesian girl lost in 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:45 AM

Jannah was just 4 years old when she and her 7 year old brother were carried off when huge waves struck their home in West Aceh district on Dec 26 2004

TSUNAMI ANNIVERSARY. Acehnese people attend a mass prayer to mark the 9th anniversary of the Dec. 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Banda Aceh on Dec, 26, 2013. Indonesia was hardest-hit by the December 26 quake and tsunamis, with a total of 230,261 people listed as dead or missing, according to the Indonesian government. File photo by AFP

10 tips for NGOs responding to Haiyan

Nov 16, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Don’t try to do everything at once Accept initial levels of chaos and confusion

UN: Haiyan turning point for disaster risk reduction

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM

This is a tragedy on a par with the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 which led to a revolution in official attitudes towards disaster risk

World media in PH; Cooper slams slow Haiyan response

Nov 13, 2013 - 3:36 PM

International media’s extensive coverage of Haiyan shows the magnitude of the destruction and prompts the influx of aid