Long Story Short #32: Responding to Indonesia's dual disaster

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Guest: Kelli Rogers, Devex Asia correspondent
Host: Deborah Charles, Devex news editor

Late last month, a devastating dual disaster struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Thousands were injured and tens of thousands required assistance following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami featuring 6-meter high waves hitting communities in Palu and Dongala.

The subsequent devastation has proved challenging for the response and raised questions about the country’s disaster preparedness.

In this episode, Asia Correspondent Kelli Rogers and News Editor Deborah Charles discuss what unfolded, how the catastrophe compared to others in the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific region — and what it means for disaster resilience and preparedness moving forward.

Additional reading:
Indonesia disaster reveals community preparedness shortfalls
In Palu, relief teams push to reach worst-hit areas on foot
Asia-Pacific should look inward to foster disaster preparedness, expert says
3,000 Rohingya refugees train to tackle natural disasters

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