Darkness Descends on the Tsunami 10th Anniversary

And so the day draws to a close on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami. The commemoration ceremony has been held in Banda Aceh. Tears have been shed. The … Continue Reading →


Tsunami – 10 years later to the day

It is ten years to the day since the 2004 tsunami struck just off the tip of north Sumatra to spread death and destruction across the Indian Ocean. It was … Continue Reading →


Another Year of Writing

The last decade has shot past with blinding speed. First, there was the Indian Ocean Tsunami way back in December 2004. A global catastrophe affecting millions, it was massive news at the time. … Continue Reading →


Tsunami – 10th Anniversary Facts

As we move into the countdown to the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, a few facts might help an appreciation of the scale of the tragedy and humanitarian response. … Continue Reading →


Tsunami 10th Anniversary

Almost 10 years since the 2004 tsunami. Time for the commemoration. There’ll be lots of comments. Some will be good, some bad, some self-serving rot. The big agencies will no doubt … Continue Reading →


Leadership – the Missing Link

Following Tempo‘s review of Tsunami Chronicles this week, the emails started coming in. One in particular stood out from the bunch. It came from a young Indonesian woman who experienced … Continue Reading →


Where to after the tsunami?

As I gradually emerge from beneath the great load of writing Tsunami Chronicles, ever so slowly the world is beginning to take notice of the book. Tsunami Chronicles: Adventures in Disaster … Continue Reading →


Against a Tide of Evil

I recently finished reading a book I strongly recommend. It is Against a Tide of Evil by Mukesh Kapila and Damien Lewis. This is Mukesh Kapila’s very personal story that, … Continue Reading →


Who are the Victims?

Disaster recovery has many dimensions. First concern is and always should be for the victims. But who are they? I’m a member of the Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Recovery Professionals group … Continue Reading →


Managing Risk

I have just posted the following for a risk-management group I follow on LinkedIn. I thought others might be interested in it too. It is part of a discussion which … Continue Reading →