Coordination of international humanitarian assistance in tsunami-affected countries: Evaluation findings, Sri Lanka

This report reviews coordination of the response in Sri Lanka to the 26 December 2004 tsunamis. The main elements and interventions that fostered disaster management in a coordinated fashion are described. The report has two sections covering two phases of the response: (i) emergency phase and (ii) recovery and rehabilitation phase. Issues examined are national and international agency coordination, civil-military coordination, coverage of sectors and regions, transparency, and accountability.