“2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: how Aceh recovered, and Sri Lanka declined” by Damien Kingsbury

The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that left almost a quarter of a million people dead and led to the world’s largest emergency aid program had a profound impact on two wars being fought in the region.

In Aceh, Indonesia, it contributed to the end of three decades of bloody conflict; in Sri Lanka, the tsunami ultimately led to the deaths of tens of thousands.

via: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/29/2004-indian-ocean-tsunami-how-aceh-recovered-and-sri-lanka-declined