An assignment from ENGL 105 at UNC, among one of the more moronic of their universal requirements

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Feeder 2.1 Fact Sheet 

Regions: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Maldives
People affected: Those in the countries listed above

	The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami was an undersea earthquake with an epicenter just off the coast of Indonesia. 

Results: 227,898 people killed. Rampant epidemics due to high population density. Fresh drinking water needed. Tried to retain the spread of cholera, diphtheria, dysentery, etc. Significant effort in burying bodies. $14 billion in aid provided. Severe damage to coral reefs, forests, coastal wetlands, etc. Overall impact to national economy was minor, local economies devastated. 


OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Jayasuriya, S., & McCawley, P. (2010). The asian tsunami: Aid and reconstruction after a disaster. Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA USA: Edward Elger.