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Keywords:

  • Aceh Indonesia;
  • disaster response;
  • international emergency medicine;
  • tsunami

Abstract

Objective:  To describe the Western and South Australian response to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia.

Method:  Reports from three of the responders.

Results:  Comment has been made on organising a response, the first team to Banda Aceh, the second team to Banda Aceh, and lessons learned.

Conclusions:  These experiences have identified areas in which we could be better prepared for the next international disaster response.