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The tsunami anniversary
101 East asks if Asia is now better equipped to handle such a disaster.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2009 07:29 GMT



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It is said to have been the largest natural disaster this century.

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami swept away over 230,000 lives across Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

The disaster triggered one of the greatest humanitarian relief efforts in history.

In the aftermath, international governments and aid organisations worked to rebuild affected communities and to strengthen emergency systems.

On this episode of 101 East, we look at the rebuilding efforts so far, and ask if Asia is better prepared to avoid a similar tragedy in the future.

This episode of 101 East airs from Thursday, December 24, 2009, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 1230; Friday: 0300; Saturday: 0530, 1730; Sunday: 0330, 1130; Monday: 1630; Tuesday: 1430; Wednesday: 0830, 1930; Thursday: 0630.

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