Aceh: A Year After the Tsunami

Almost a year after the tsunami some 430,000 Acehnese are still living in tents, temporary housing or with friends. Only ten percent of the 120,000 homes needed have been rebuilt. Not surprisingly, the reconstruction effort has been criticised as being too slow. Comparatively more progress has been made on transforming the three-decade conflict between the Indonesian state and the Free Aceh Movement. Peace talks were renewed after the tsunami and a memorandum of understanding was signed in August, but challenges remain.

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